Wetland Bird Survey for the the Swale included Elmley & Swale NNRs for February 2020

Posted 28th February 2020

​A snapshot of the water birds on and around hte Swale this month. THe count is lower than expected as it was delayed for the two large storms over the highest tides of the month.

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In-House Ecologist Wanted

Posted 27th January 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgable naturalist to undertake our Spring and Summer wildlife surveying across our 3300 acres wetland reserve. We would like an naturalist to join our team from this April to undertake our breeding wader survey along with a broader surveying role with full access across Elmley to record, identify and communicate about many of our wonderful inhabitants. The right person will have a 'can-do' attitude, be self-motivated, have well practised fieldcraft and an excellent knowledge of waders and other ground-nesting birds. The paid role will come with accommodation and on-Reserve 4x4. Please send enquiries with CVs to: [email protected]

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Wetland Bird Survey for January 2020

Posted 17th January 2020

A spectacular 25,800 birds were counted on Monday 13th January around high tide, with over 10,000 wigeon and 8,000 lapwing counted not to mention lots of short eared owls amongst others. This is a snap shot of the birds at Elmley not a definitive list.

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Elmley's Wetland Bird Survey for December 2019

Posted 20th December 2019

Over 21,000 birds were counted around the high tide on Monday 11th November during this month's wetland bird survey across our Reserve, as part of over 40,000 across the Swale as a whole! Well done and thank you to all the volunteer surveyors!

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Wetland Birds Survey for November 2019

Posted 18th November 2019

Over 14,000 birds were counted around the high tide on Monday 11th November during this month's wetland bird survey, collated by the British Trust for Ornithology.

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