New National & County Bird Atlases

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.

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