Planned Surveys

Woodlark by Martin BennettThe HOS Scientific Committee has reviewed its Survey Strategy which can be read here.

In 2022 HOS will be undertaking various breeding season surveys, as follows:

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker – see here for details

Sand Martin – see here for details

Ringed Plover – see here for details

Little Ringed Plover – Known breeding sites of Little Ringed Plover will be surveyed during 2022, either specifically or as part of broader surveys of breeding birds throughout the county. Keith Betton and John Clark are coordinating survey coverage and will be collating results.

Breeding season records – including breeding evidence – is welcome for Nightingale, Turtle Dove, Cetti’s Warbler, Water Rail, Firecrest and any species that fall under the remit of the Rare Breeding Birds Panel.