Apr 21, 2016

Solway Bird Roost Survey Final Report

A recent study carried out by Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) and funded by Natural England has helped to significantly increase our understanding of some of the most important high tide roosting sites for waterbirds along the Cumbrian Solway Coast.


The study – “High-tide Waterbird Roost Mapping on the Solway Firth” – was produced by SFP in collaboration with RSPB at Campfield Marsh and volunteers for the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS).  WeBS is the monitoring scheme for non-breeding coastal and inland waterbirds in the UK co-ordinated and run by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) in partnership with other conservation bodies.   Using data and information gathered and supplied by the WeBS counters, SFP have compiled a report on the main high tide roosting ‘hotspots’, including information on species and numbers alongside initial indications of potential disturbance issues.  All of this has been transferred to digital maps which provide a clear picture of the scale and distribution of these key sites along the coast.

A final copy of the report can be downloaded here


Solway Firth Partnership