You may or may not know, but in a few of Lewisham’s Parks we have some keen bird watchers who keep us up to date with what they have seen and also record this on a national database called birdtrack. Birdtrack describes itself as “an exciting project, through a partnership between the BTO, the RSPB, Birdwatch Ireland, the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club and the Welsh Ornithological Society, that looks at migration movements and distributions of birds throughout Britain and Ireland. BirdTrack provides facilities for observers to store and manage their own personal records as well as using these to support species conservation at local, regional, national and international scales.”
We call these talented bunch ‘Bird Champions’. If you think your local park could use a Bird Champion or if you are keen to become one, please visit our parks page for more details. You can keep up to date with what has been seen at these parks at the Bird Champion section of the parks page. There is new Bird Champion data available for a number of our sites for October 2013..