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The British Trust for Ornithology is launching a survey of thrushes in winter, aimed at finding out more about how over-wintering thrushes use their habitats and food sources.
Observers will be invited to set up routes, based loosely on 1-km squares, for repeated winter walks. Locations of all thrushes observed, with their habitat and activity will be recordable online on a map of the survey route. Walks can be made at any time from mid September to mid April.
For more information see the BTO website:
BTO also have an video showing the key differences between two thrush species, Redwing and Fieldfare, see:
For further help on thrush identification see iSpot!
BTO says "All six thrush species have shown worrying signs of decline over the last 40 years, either in the UK or across Europe, and we are keen to find out why. Your reports of Redwings, Fieldfares and other thrushes can tell us more about the habitats used and the importance of food resources, such as berries, in surviving through until spring."