BIRDING relies on birders sharing their bird news. Sharing helps others to see and enjoy the birds that others find and these records are also used in the annual bird report.
There are a host of ways you can share your bird news and enjoy the news shared by others.
Please share your bird news with other birders – here’s how.
To Join, please make sure you are already on WhatsApp (free app for your smart device). Then add this number, +44 7545 465069, and send a WhatsApp message stating your First Name, Surname/Family Name and ask to join. You will receive a confirmation message when accepted.
Please read our WhatsApp Goup guidelines before joining and posting – see here.
The Lesvos Birders Facebook Group is one of the most active birding groups on Facebook and now the defacto news service for the island. I expect folk to post stuff here during their stay on the island. I’ll be checking in to the group each evening to see what has been seen by group members and I’ll do a daily sightings post to the Lesvos Birders Facebook Group each evening when I do the website update and send out the daily tweet.
If you use Twitter, then tag your Lesvos birding tweets with #LesvosBirds for others to see.
what information should I share?
Records of all the scarcer and rare species (see species checklist in latest bird report), movements of any raptors or herons, large numbers of crakes, large falls of commoner species, etc. are all wanted. Updates on breeding activity of Kruper’s Nuthatch are also helpful.
If you don’t use any of these services, we have a standard Excel spreadsheet which we ask people to use to save us having to input records manually. Thank you.
Send completed record sheets to Phil Hampson, Lesvos Bird Recorder.