This national survey is ongoing. Survey website

The BBS (together with the WBBS) is the main source of population trend information about the UK's widespread breeding birds an important indicator of the health of the countryside. The survey is organised nationally by the BTO in conjunction with RSPB and JNCC. Hertfordshire is well represented with 90 volunteers participating in either the BBS or the WBBS or both, covering at least 110 BBS and 6 WBBS plots in 2021. The list of vacant plots for the BBS/WBBS is shown below. The Hertfordshire results are published every year in the Hertfordshire Bird Report.

We would like more volunteers - taking part is easy just visit a local square twice during the breeding season, and record all birds you see or hear using standard methods. If you would like to find out more or take on a BBS square check the BBS website or contact Martin Ketcher.

Because of the high level of coverage in Hertfordshire, we are already able to monitor 30 species locally. With your support to increase the coverage, we could do more.

 

2021 BBS vacant squares

TL0317

Kensworth

TL0511

E of Great Gaddesden

TL0515

Cheverells Green

TL3001

Cuffley

TL3017

Stapleford

TL3103

Goff’s Oak

TL3228

Cottered

TL3312

Hertford

TL3316

Chapmore End

TL3436

Nr Therfield

TL3525

N of Nasty

TL3600

Waltham Cross

TL3610

Hailey

TL3613

S Ware

TL3727

Nr Buntingford

TL3828

S of Hare Street

TL3900

Waltham Abbey

TL4210

E of Roydon

TL4528

Stocking Pelham

 

 

2021 WBBS vacant 'squares'

SP9013

Wilstone

SP9212

Tring

TL3402

Cheshunt

TL3701

Waltham Abbey