The UK has internationally important populations of many waterbird species, and the 29th report of the Wetland Bird Survey brings together information from WeBS and other national and local surveys to present the latest counts for these populations. This report helps to establish the latest national population size estimates, trends, and to identify important sites for non-breeding waterbird in the UK. In 2010/11 counters covered 4,476 count sectors at 2,422 sites, with over 2,000 count sectors being surveyed every month. This excellent report is recognition of this huge effort. WeBS is a joint scheme of the British Trust of Ornithology (BTO), Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), in association with Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT).
The report is available on: www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/webs/publications/wituk-201011.
For more information on waterbird monitoring in the UK, visit the BTO website: www.bto.org.