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Data4Nature at Wardsend Cemetery: Bird Survey

20-11-23 10:00 - 12:00
Wardsend Cemetery
Address: 1A Club Mill Rd, Sheffield S6 2FH, UK

Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, DCRT and the friends of Wardsend Cemetery have teamed up to collect Data for Nature as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Data for Nature project.
We’ll be hosting monthly bird surveys in the Cemetery and on the riverside to help collect data and monitor birdlife in the area. If you have birding skills we’d really appreciate your help surveying, or if you are a beginner come along to practise your skills!

 

When: Monday 20th November 2023, 10am-12pm.

 

Where: Wardsend Cemetery, Club Mill Road, End of Livesey Street, Sheffield
What three words: https://what3words.com/grows.cross.spine
Google maps link: click here

 

What to bring: Walking boots or wellies that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy! Bring binoculars if you have them.
DCRT will bring the clipboards, survey forms and maps.

 

Joining us? All are welcome, including beginners.
Please let us know if you’ll be coming so we can plan accordingly – email [email protected]

 

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    Google maps link: click here

     

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    Google maps link: click here

     

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    We recommend downloading the Merlin Bird ID app if you are a beginner to help with identification.

     

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    Joining us? All are welcome, including beginners.
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