Dedicated CTBSG Blog now up – http://birdsoverbristol.wordpress.com/
The Cabot Tower Bird Study Group is a visible migration and raptor watch that meets weekly at the top of Cabot Tower, to collectively scan the skies over Bristol for passage migrants and birds of prey.
It is an extension of a wider UK urban migration study, that began in London at the top of Tower 42 in the autumn of 2009. Data collected will be collated with the established Tower 42 Bird Study Group , conceived and run by David Lindo (The Urban Birder), which regularly contributes valuable migration data to the BTO via BirdTrack.
The aim of the initial sessions during the late autumn of 2011 will be to monitor numbers of passage passerines / hirundines etc., to monitor Bristol’s urban peregrine and buzzard population and to look out for passing raptors rarer to Bristol, like red kite and potentially osprey.
The group has permission to access Cabot Tower before sunrise (when public access is allowed) and is open to anyone with an interest in birds or wildlife who would like to be involved.
This autumn, we will initially only have space for c.10 people in the group, including birding / photographic equipment. Numbers may be re-evaluated before spring 2012.
To join the group or to be added to the mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter feed and dedicated official Cabot Tower BSG Blog to follow.