What we're looking for
The beached bird survey is a yearly event that allows us to gain an idea of trends in bird populations. Systematic surveys of beached bird corpses have documented the effect of oil pollution around the North Sea coast for decades. They have delivered useful information on the state, causes and extent of marine pollution and contributed to a number of measures to reduce oil pollution in the marine environment We need volunteers such as yourself to be able to cover as much coastline as possible in a co-ordinated count of birds washed ashore and the proportion oiled. We ask that you select a length of coastline from those in our database and survey it over one weekend in February.