Heidi Mellan

Job Description

WeBS Counter Network Organiser

Role

Heidi is a member of the Monitoring Team and she jointly organises the Wetland Bird Survey with Teresa Frost and Neil Calbrade.

Interests & Responsibilities

Heidi is responsible for maintaining the WeBS Counter and Local Organiser database, providing access to WeBS Online and liaising with WeBS volunteer counters and the network of volunteer WeBS Local Organisers. She also helps to organise the WeBS LOAC (Local Organiser Advisory Committee), and helps to update the WeBS website.

Recent BTO Publications

Calbrade, N.A., Holt, C.A., Austin, G.E., Mellan, H.J., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Musgrove, A.J. 2010. Waterbirds in the UK 2008/09: The Wetland Bird Survey. BTO/RSPB/JNCC, Thetford.
Banks, A.N., Austin, G.E., Burton, N.H.K. & Mellan, H.J. 2005. Investigating possible movements of waterbirds between the Medway Estuary & Marshes SPA and neighbouring areas of the Thames and Swale Estuaries. Research Report no. 400. ISBN: 1-904870-43-0 162pp PDF icon Download Report (1.05 MB), PDF icon Download Report (5.7 MB)
Holloway, S.J., Armitage, M.J.S. & Mellan, H.J. 2003. The role of birds as a potential source of bacterial contamination along the Blackpool shoreline - Year 2 (2002). Research Report no. 304. ISBN: 978-1-906204-07-5 43pp PDF icon Download Report (756.35 KB)
Armitage, M.J.S., Burton, N.H.K., Atkinson, P.W., Austin, G.E., Clark, N.A., Mellan, H.J. & Rehfisch, M.M. 2002. Reviewing the impact of agency permissions and activities on bird populations in SPAs Level 1 interpretation. + Appendices. Research Report no. 296. ISBN: 1-902576-82-9 573pp PDF icon Download Report (728.6 KB)
Holloway, S.J., Armitage, M.J.S., Austin, G.E., Mellan, H.J. & Rehfisch, M.M.R. 2002. The role of birds as a potential source of bacterial contamination along Blackpool shoreline. Research Report no. 279. ISBN: 1-902576-51-9 82pp PDF icon Download Report (2.09 MB)

Other publications

Frost, T.M., Austin, G.E., Calbrade, N.A., Mellan, H.J., Hall, C., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Balmer, D.E. 2017. Waterbirds in the UK 2015/16: The Wetland Bird Survey. BTO, RSPB and JNCC, in association with WWT. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford. http://www.bto.org/webs-annual-report​

Frost, T.M., Austin, G.E., Calbrade, N.A., Holt, C.A., Mellan, H.J., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Balmer, D.E. 2016. Waterbirds in the UK 2014/15: The Wetland Bird Survey. BTO, RSPB and JNCC, in association with WWT. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.http://www.bto.org/webs-annual-report​