What we're looking for
The RSPB carries out annual surveys of breeding waders in the Upper Thames Tributaries in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The survey covers riverside meadows along the CherwelI, Ray, Glyme, Evenlode, Windrush and Thames. This comprehensive survey provides essential information on the state of breeding waders and the effectiveness of conservation work in a regionally important area. Results of the survey act as a catalyst to enhance riverside habitats through targeted land management advice and joint working with Natural England. The survey also enthuses farmers about birds and other wildlife on their land.