I have been getting reports of swallow decline in some areas and good swallow numbers in other areas. So I am trying to find a way to put all the information together as the reasons could be complicated. I have found out that
The British Trust for Ornithology have
1, Bird Track page at http://www.bto.org/birdtrack/
Why not take a look and enter your swallow information there as at the moment I don’t have any means of putting all the information together – except by typing it (which I may do!)
Here is a link to view the results -
Have been trying to see if there is a way to record all the swallow information I have received on my website and on my forum. Wouldn’t it be great if we could. Have looked at google maps and a site called Abundance Maps,but the BTO are doing this recording which will help us understand the changes in swallow numbers.
I spent time looking at two mapping details and I have put links below. I do not think they are the best way to record the information and as I am not truly technical I did not understand them completely.
Breeding birds survey for mapping British birds - http://www.ornitologia.org/publicacions/24_107_117.pdf
ABUNDANCE MAPS - http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/geotech/bbsmaps3.html
Our swallows will soon be gone. For the past few years their numbers have declined. I wish I knew why. Because swallows cover a wide area of this Planet Earth it could be a variety of reasons.
A group called Swift Conservation are doing all they can to help the Swift population.
Click the link below to read about it