Sunday 11th April Evening Roost Count:

Call for volunteers

Ring-necked Parakeet MHP 06-02-2010 msr
Dear All,

We will be carrying out our second simultaneous roost count from 7:00-8:30pm on Sunday 11th April. Thanks again to those that were involved in our first count in January which totalled over 14,000 parakeets. We have since found a few more roosts which should increase our estimate of the UK parakeet population. This second count will also allow us to start investigating the change in population dynamics throughout the year.

We are dependent on volunteers to help us count as we are simultaneously covering several areas across the South East. For those that counted in January just let me know if you would be happy to count again on 11th April and if you have a preferred roost. For those that are new to volunteer please fill in the attached spreadsheet with your contact details and I will try to allocate you to your nearest roost. If you are unable to make 11th April but would like to help count later on in the year please let me know, the next count after this will be in mid July (likely to be Sunday July 11th).

Here’s a list of roost locations we’ll be counting…

Long Lane Recreation Ground, Stanwell

Hither Green Cemetery, Hither Green

Ramsgate Station, Isle of Thanet, Kent

Scott’s Farm Road, West Ewell

Perivale Park, Perivale, Brentford

Wormwood Scrubs Park

Sutcliffe Park, Lewisham

Brockwell Park, Herne Hill

Gunnersbury Park, Ealing

Alpine Road, Redhill, Surrey

Alpine Road, Redhill, Surrey

Footscray Meadows, Sidcup

Leg O'Mutton Reserve, Barnes

Possible roost sites still to check/locateSpringfield Park, Upper Clapton

Lea Valley Park, Chingford Knole Park, Sevenoaks Beddington Park,Carlshalton Wandle Park, Colliers Wood Rickmansworth, Colne Valley Denham / Denham Lock Wood CP

If you know of a roost that is missing from the list please let me know.

I would be very grateful if you could forward this on to anyone else you think might be interested in helping count.

Many thanks for your help.

Best wishes,

Hannah Peck

PhD Student - Project Parakeet

Silwood Park

Imperial College London




Tel: 020 7594 2359




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