Garden Bird Survey



From 2000 to 2003 members carried out a survey of birds seen or from their gardens, between the beginning of September to the end of March.

2003 Report - The areas covered were Leabrook, Wood Green, Yew Tree Estate, Stone Cross, Hallam, Rushall, Charlemont Farm Estate and Great Barr.

All sightings relate to birds seen from 4th November 2001 to 31st March 2002. The garden at Rushall had 57 species, the most recorded and Great Barr with 16, the least, (though some trees had been cut down along a railway line at the foot of the garden)

62 species were recorded, 6 up on the previous year. The missing ones were raven, tufted duck, marsh tit, little owl, goshawk and tree creeper. For the additional 12 species see the attached table.

The average number of species was 26.6, which was 2.7 up on the previous year. 24,678 records were made, an average of 935 birds seen every week.

All 13 gardens reported blackbird, blue tit, collared dove, dunnock, magpie and robin.

The three highest clinbers were lesser blackbacked gull, lapwing and redwing.

Nuthatch, buzzard and tawny owl dropped the most.

Tables of results from previous years.

Table of Garden Bird Survey Results 01-02

Table of Garden Bird Survey Results 00-01


Sandnats publication, 'Birds of the Sandwell Valley'.

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