Month: April 2015

Exciting News!

The project team are currently investigating opportunities to produce a data recording Application for iPhone and Android phones and tablets and also a data recording website! This app will be freely available and allow wildlife enthusiasts to record sightings of protected species within the Solent and beyond! Your data will feed into this project and help shape future management of key sites along our coastline and inland.

Further information will be announced in the future!

Watch this space!

Note- This project is not for profit and data collected would be shared publicly. The App that will be created will benefit recording throughout the project and beyond!


Project taking flight!

The project team have been making good progress of late working alongside partners in Natural England and other local wildlife groups. The programme of works over the next 2 years has been established and the proposals will be shown to the expert panel in June.

The Expert Panel includes:

-Natural England

-The Environment Agency


-Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

-Portsmouth City Council

-New Forest District Council / Channel Coastal Observatory

-Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership

-And local wildlife experts from around the Solent

By working in collaboration we are able to ensure the project remains focussed and has the support and buy in of key stakeholders from around our region, we are all working towards a common goal to ensure habitat needs for key species are met in the future. This project will feed into this process.

Interested in getting involved? Please contact us at


How can you help?

We are looking for data on bird sightings across the Solent. Do you have records you are willing to share? Please get in contact,

Could you help us record sightings during the 2015/16 over wintering season? We need you! Sites across our region will need to be monitored and their use by various species recorded… Please get in contact to help us collect data on key sites on 

Why follow this blog?

This blog will provide regular project updates and will become the projects voice to those with an active interest. A weekly update will be provided each Tuesday Afternoon to keep you up to speed with developments, findings and opoortunities to get involved in the work!

Welcome to the Solent Bird Movement project blog!

Welcome to the new project blog for 2 new environmental projects being delivered in the Solent. These projectsaim to improve our existing knowledge of how NATURA 2000 species are moving around the Solent and identifying the sites which play a pivotal role. Through this study we hope to guide future planning for the region and identify new sites which could support these important bird species in the future.