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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Volunteers Needed - National Peregrine Survey 2017

The Irish Raptor Study group are coordinating a National Peregrine Survey in 2017. The survey aims to determine the number of occupied breeding territories in Ireland. The last national survey took place in 2002. If you are interested in taking part in the survey, please read on.

Survey Methods

The breeding survey involves a minimum of two visits to known sites and where possible all suitable nesting habitat within each 5km square. These visits must take place between specific time windows (Visit 1: 18th March to 18th April; Visit 2: mid June to mid July) and will determine occupancy and breeding success. Full details of the survey methodology, maps, data collection sheets etc. will be provided to all participants once survey squares have been allocated.

Survey Squares
A list of priority 5km squares have been identified for the survey. Additional squares may be added to this map depending on resources available.

If you are interested in getting involved, please email Jen Lynch (monitoring@irsg.ie)
and provide the following:
- Name
- Location you are interested in surveying: (e.g. south Tipperary)
Over the coming week you will be contacted to suggest a survey square that you may be able to cover and to send on full information on the survey methodology, field sheets and maps.