Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Garden birding with a purpose
Coinciding with Digital Biodiversity Week, a new bird monitoring initiative - MyBirdPatch – is being launched. This project is a derivative of SABAP2, and is an “add on” not a replacement. MyBirdPatch is a project of the ADU, in partnership with SANBI and BirdLife South Africa.
What is MyBirdPatch? It is an initiative to monitor bird species and populations at a fine scale. What is a patch? A patch can include one or more of the following types of area: garden, greenbelt, a park, local nature reserve, school, the grounds of a hospital, golf course, wetland, a section of river, your walking route around your neighbourhood, or even the route you walk every day between getting off public transport and your office. Basically any well-defined space from the size of a garden to a few tens of hectares, but there is no real upper limit. You can decide for yourself how small or large your patch is depending on how much time you have available. You define the boundary of the patch. We are happy if you only ever do a single list for a patch, but we would much prefer you to select a patch that you are able to do regularly.
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