Next WeBS Core Count date: 20 January 2019

10 Dec 2018
Smew - image by Sarah Kelman

January traditionally sees waterbird numbers peak, not just in the UK but across Europe, and WeBS counts from this month feed into the International Waterbirds Census (IWC).  Periods of cold weather may cause local movements if waterbodies freeze and plummeting temperatures on the continent may also trigger arrivals of Smew, White-fronted Geese and other wildfowl. Stay safe and enjoy your WeBS Count!