Month: September 2015

Records flying in!! 

Little Tern - Rob Skinner
Little Tern – Rob Skinner

Thank you to all recorders for your support following the App and Website launch… Records are already coming in from across the solent but we still need many many more.

The season runs from now until the end of March and we are looking to collect as many records as possible.

Please help us spread the word on this project so others can submit their records too.

Happy birding!

More info on project at


App & Website published!!

Exciting news! The Solent Birds smartphone app for recording sightings of protected species around the Solent is now live!!! As is the new website! This is the Solents first purpose built app for bird recording and will be huge to this project and all other environmental initiatives in the region. All records are hugely important to the project, even a record when you see nothing as this shows that the birds are not present at a site which is rarely recorded.

Our new app!!
New Project app!!

To download, simply search SolentBirds in the Google Play or Apple App store and download. To use the app and start submitting recordings you will need to create a login at

We are delighted with the finished produced and it was a great pleasure to work with Natural Apptitude.

I hope you enjoy using it! If you have any questions or issues please get in contact, we are happy to help!

Have a great day and happy birding!!

Volunteer opportunities with @SolentBirds

We are now entering a critical phase in the project with the team increasingly busy on a number of tasks. Maps for all of the sites have been produced, past data has been analysed and the website and app are being polished ready for release in the 2 weeks.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer over the winter – we couldn’t do it without you! We’re very grateful to you for giving up your time. We are, however, still looking for more volunteers to help cover the Solent and record the wading birds and wildfowl. The study will involve:

  • understanding the importance of area for birds
  • looking for migration opportunities
  • and exploring how sites can be improved through better management.

In order to do this we need lots of keen birders to join those already signed up!

If this sounds like something you would like to get involved with, please email and fill out the volunteer form

We need YOU! Join us in making a difference in the Solent!


Knot (Lee Fuller)
Knot (Lee Fuller)


Have a great week!