1 November sees the start of our 4 year atlas survey work and we still need as many helpers as possible. Many are already claiming ‘ownership’ of their local tetrad for timed winter and summer visits, but there are many opportunities for them, and every birdwatcher in the county, to convert normal birdwatching observations into valuable data for this exciting project, by becoming ‘roving’ recorders during the next 4 years. We can supply tetrad maps to help you know precisely where you are recording and the necessary forms to allocate your sightings to the project. For a taster of the national bird atlas work which runs concurrently with our own and uses the same recording system have a look at www.bto.org/birdatlas - it’s really easy.
We have allocated two sessions for training and question answering in preparation for the survey work. We hope to see all Tetrad Surveyors and Roving Recorders at one of these days. Some information you’ll need will be sent prior to these events which are:
September 30th (10am to 1pm) at:
Frank Hutchings Community Hall, Bradley-Moore Square, Harts Hill Rd., Thatcham, RG18 4HQ SU524679
(From Reading take the A4 towards Thatcham. As you start to enter Thatcham proper take the first turning on the right (Floral Way). This is at the first roundabout after Panasonic. Go up Floral Way to the first roundabout and take the first left. Bradley-Moore Square is immediately on the right. Coming from the west, go through Thatcham on the A4 and take a left at the last set of traffic lights as you exit the town (Harts Hill Road). Or if you miss that, Floral Way is the next left).
October 20th (10am to 1pm) at:
Braywick Nature Centre, Hibbert Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 1UU (SU895795)
(1km South of Maidenhead on A308, Hibbert lane on left-hand side just past cemetery. Car park 100 metres)
We hope you can join in and come on one of these days so please telephone Brian Clews for the Bray venue ( 01628-525314 email@example.com) or Colin Wilson (01252 837411 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for the Thatcham event . Feel free to use these contacts also to register for Atlas work, making your birding contribute something of tangible benefit in years to come.
Colin Wilson - 4 September 2007