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Wednesday 15 October 2014

Inland Montgomeryshire WeBS

     The Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS)
The UK is of outstanding international importance for waterbirds. Lying on some of the major flyways for Arctic-nesting species, large numbers of waterbirds are attracted, especially during winter, by the relatively mild climate and extensive areas of wetland. The UK thus has both moral and legal obligations to conserve both these waterbirds and the wetlands upon which they depend
Nationally over 3,000 volunteers go out on count days, and their data is used to assess the size of waterbird populations, determine trends in numbers and distribution, and assess the importance of individual sites for waterbirds, in line with the requirements of international conservation Conventions and Directives.
Montgomeryshire has a number of inland sites which are no longer routinely counted. BTO Cymru in partnership with the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust are hoping to address this issue by providing a brief "Introduction to WeBS” course at the:

Cors Dyfi, Nature Reserve
10:30 am on Sunday 16th November.

If you have a few hours to spare on one Sunday morning a month, and would like to contribute to one of the most important and long term monitoring schemes, come along.
Please express an interest by contacting either

Tammy Stretton,   Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust,
Emyr Evans, Cors Dofi, Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust,
Kelvin Jones, BTO Cymru, 01248 383285 or kelvin.jones@bto .org

Jane Kelsall, Montgomeryshire WeBS organiser,

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