Wintering Thrushes Appeal
We know how and when the five thrush species, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare and Redwing, make use of our gardens, especially when winter weather makes it hard to find food elsewhere. But, what about in Britain's wider countryside? And how could changes to our landscapes and weather patterns be affecting thrushes and their food supply?
The British countryside seems to be a haven for thrushes from as far afield as Iceland and Russia during the colder months, but there are some interesting questions, concerning both resident and migrant thrushes, cropping up which our scientists wish to investigate.
Your input is vital
The Winter Thrushes Survey is now underway - it will hopefully help us understand a lot more about how thrushes use our counrtyside. Find out about the species we want to study, the habitats they use and the types of food that sustain them - and take part!
In addition you can also help by taking part in the BTO Raffle 2012-13. Find out more about the BTO Raffle prizes.