Formed in 1955 with over 800 members the Society is the main recorder of birds in Shropshire. For more information visit its website at www.shropshirebirds.com.
Updated maps of some bird species can be viewed from the following link:
Putting Shropshire Birds on the Map
Nationally, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is organising surveys to update the distribution maps and relative abundance maps for all species published in The New Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland 1988-1991 and The Atlas of Wintering Birds in Britain and Ireland (1986).
The Shropshire Ornithological Society (SOS) is participating in the national surveys, but is also taking the opportunity to produce a similar publication for the County at a more detailed level, incorporating a new Breeding Bird Atlas.
Atlas maps provide the baseline for many conservation policies, so this is a very important project. Anyone interested in birds can make a valuable contribution.
For more details and how you can get involved visit the following web site:
www.shropshirebirds.com/Atlas Fieldwork page.htm
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