Ring ouzel and redwing survey

Ring ouzel and redwing survey

We would like you to send us your sightings of ring ouzels and redwings. By collecting information about these birds while out and about in moorland/upland areas you can help us to discover:

  • the habitats these species are relying on
  • whether the distribution of these species is changing over time
  • whether the number of sightings of these birds is changing
  • whether the timing of migration is changing in response to climate

The species of interest in this survey are both migratory birds; one migrating to the UK in summer to breed, the other arriving in the autumn to overwinter.

For more help with bird identification, you can visit the RSPB website or the Ring Ouzel Study Group website.

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How to take part

1. If you see any of the species, make a note of how many you saw, when and where. Try to give as much information as possible about where it was so we can get an accurate location. Take note of what habitat the bird was in, and if you see a ring ouzel, whether it was singing.

Optionally you can download and print a postcard (by clicking the image below) to remind you what to look for when you're out and about. You can also use our Explore Moor smartphone/tablet app (for Apple and Android) to help to identify species in the field.

Ring Ouzel and Redwing Survey Postcard

2. Submit your sightings.

Login to iRecord then... Submit your bird sighting via our iRecord survey page

Please note: to submit a sighting you'll need to login to iRecord. If you don't have an account you'll need to create one the first time you visit. Full instructions about how to create an account and submit your sighting can be found in this PDF.

Privacy and safety information

The information submitted using this form will be added to the relevant Moors for the Future survey database held by the Biological Record Centre. Your contact information may be shared with verifiers who will only contact you if they have a query about the data you have submitted. The biological record, excluding your name and email address, will be publicly visible and may be shared with other conservation organisations and databases. If you have opted in to join our mailing list you will receive updates by e-mail about the partnership and our projects. Your information will be held securely by Moors for the Future Partnership and will not be shared with any third parties.  You can opt-out of receiving information at any time using the link in the footer of our communications. You can find out more about how we use your information from our Privacy Notice which is available on our website at http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/looking-after/about-us/privacy-policy

Please note: While carrying out this survey you do so entirely at your own risk. Moors for the Future do not accept any liability or responsibility for the well-being of surveyors or damage/loss of their property. Download our Health and Safety Guidelines here.