Rookery Survey

EBwS 2021 Rookery Survey - final update

Massive thanks to everyone who contributed to our EBwS Rookery Survey and a big thank you to Howard Vaughan for processing all of the data received. The results have far exceeded our expectations: 293 different rookeries surveyed totalling 5647 nests which is amazing. This gives an unprecedented foundation for future comparison, enabling us to monitor the future health of our Essex rookeries in great detail. Chris Cater has worked the data into mapping software that shows the scale of the combined contributions - click here to view.

There are plans to conduct a similar survey in 5 years to gauge any changes, meanwhile you can still continue to record your rookeries using our Rookery Survey form which can be found by clicking here. All data will be entered into the Essex Rookery database and every entry is valuable for the future of these truly charismatic birds in our county. Thank you.