House Sparrow Parks Project, London, 2009-2010
These surveys were carried out to determine bird species present and breeding in and around the 19 parks involved in the RSPB's London House Sparrow Parks Project. The results will help assess effectiveness of trial habitat management schemes in London's parks - especially for house sparrows. House sparrows are a UK and local BAP species and a red-listed species of conservation concern. The surveys were carried out in April and May 2009 and 2010. All species recorded in the surveys are shown via the 'species' link on the left hand side of the NBN webpage.
Partners involved in the London House Sparrow Parks Project are:
Camden Council, City of London, Islington Council, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Southwark Council, Sutton Council, The Royal Parks, Wandsworth Council.
The project was funded by the SITA Trust through the Landfill Communities Fund. Additional funding has been supplied by Northern Trust and ICB Diadem.
19 London parks and surrounding streets
The surveys were carried out to assess breeding bird populations in parks involved in the trial, in particular numbers of house sparrows. Any changes in house sparrow numbers over the course of the trial will be assessed.
These data have been gathered by trained field-workers and the data are of a high quality.
These data have been mapped and checked for sensitivities and typographical/geographical errors.
Bird mapping was carried out within each park and all adjoining streets, to 100m from the edge any house sparrow colonies In order to verify records and validate the dataset, the records are thoroughly checked when being compiled from field maps
Full bird surveys (all species) were carried out twice per year (in April and May), so the number of visits available for determining species presence / breeding signs is limited.
Recorders are RSPB staff and long term, experienced RSPB bird monitoring volunteers
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