Building Bird Monitoring in Scotland (BBMS)
Scotland has a low human population density compared with much of the rest of Britain and finding volunteers to take up bird recording in often remote and difficult terrains has always been a challenge for BTO Scotland - but the Building Bird Monitoring in Scotland project aimed to change all that!
The purpose of this joint venture was to engage as many people as possible in bird recording and survey work in Scotland, by focusing on the delivery of a programme of activity, which included the provision of free accessible training.
Building Bird Monitoring in Scotland Project Final Report
Leaflets about bird recording
As part of the project, three leaflets have been produced, promoting bird recording in Scotland:
If you would like to receive a copy, either by post or email, please contact Robin Anderson (robin.anderson [at] bto.org or 01786 466 560).
We can also provide additional printed copies of leaflets for you to pass onto others, or to leave in a place where you think potential bird survey volunteers may see them.
Birds in View newsletter
The Birds in View newsletter aims to encourage volunteers into bird recording. The third and final issue has been produced as a keepsake to refer to when you want to find out about bird survey opportunities in Scotland.
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