Core Count Priority Dates

To aid coordination, counts should be made on the priority dates listed below, ideally during the morning or, at coastal sites, when tidal conditions are suitable. If you are unable to count at this time, please select the nearest suitable alternative date in that month.

Where tidal conditions at coastal sites are unfavourable on these dates, Local Organisers are encouraged to agree alternative dates. Ideally, these should be separated by at least three weeks from counts in the preceding and following months. Counts on different count units within complex sites should be co-ordinated to avoid the possibility of double counting.

Add WeBS Priority Core Count dates to your Google Calendar - click on "+ Google Calendar" in bottom right-hand corner to add it to your Google Calendar. This calendar also includes other key priority monitoring dates for the Goose and Swan Monitoring Programme (GSMP) and other surveys. 

Priority dates in iCal format - add to another electronic calendar.

14th January 11th February 10th March
7th April 12th May 9th June
21st July 18th August 22nd September
20th October 17th November 15th December


12th January 16th February 16th March
13th April 25th May 15th June

View previous Core Count Priority Dates.

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