Chichester Harbour in south-east England is an important place for birds. Containing at least nine different habitats, over 55,000 waders and waterfowl visit the harbour each year. Since the 1960s, Chichester Harbour Conservancy has been conducting monthly counts across several sections of harbour. This forms part of the national Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) and goes into annual reports collated by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).
I am currently involved in projects investigating the occurrence and foraging ecology of key shorebird species within Chichester Harbour.
British Trust for Ornithology
Pete Hughes – Chichester Harbour Conservancy