Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Migrant Birds in Africa back on-line.


The joint BTO /RSPB / Ghana Wildlife Society and Naturama survey in western Africa has just re-started for the second 'winter'. This exercise attempts to gather data, by field recording and ringing, of Palearctic/African migrants in an attempt to add information on the habitats used by a lot of our summer migrants when wintering in Africa. Many of these birds are in decline and, while we can protect them and their habitats while they are here as summer visitors, we know nothing of their distribution and habitat use in their wintering areas. This expedition hopes to answer some of these questions.
The blog from survey participants can be found at: http://migrantbirdsinafrica.blogspot.com/