EAST KENT WILDLIFE GROUP
Combining birding, ringing, censusing, butterflies, dragonflies, mammals, reptiles, plants, fresh air, fun

Recording local wildlife

Come and explore with us!
  1. Birding and Censusing
    Birding and Censusing
    Outdoor and indoor meetings are planned to explore field ornithology in a fun and friendly way. We visit as many sites as possible at a good time of the year. Census data is collected on each visit and supplied to the National data-bases such as the British Trust for Ornithology's Birdtrack.
  2. Ringing
    Ringing
    We operate under the rules of the British Trust for Ornithology. Training ringers to a high standard is a major element of our work and we aim to develop our skills and knowledge as broadly as possible. Anyone interested in learning about birds in detail in a scientific way is welcome to participate.
  3. Other wildlife
    Other wildlife
    Butterfly records are added to the Butterfly Conservation site, Dragonflies to Birdtrack, mammals to the Kent Mammal Group.
PROJECTS
ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN
A few of the projects we are developing are listed below. More will follow and will be detailed on the Projects page
  1. 1
    Nightingales
    We will be carrying out a survey of the Nightingale population on Forestry Commission land in May and June
  2. 2
    Quex Park
    Regular ringing and censusing with an educational element is carried out here. We are interested in the population dynamics of the RING-NECKED PARAKEETS
  3. 3
    Nest Boxes
    We have put up nest boxes for Barn, Little and Tawny Owls, Stock Dove, Kestrel, Ring-necked Parakeet, Blue and Great Tit, House and Tree Sparrow over East Kent.
  4. 4
    Tree Sparrows
    We hope to put up as many nest-boxes as possible on the Romney Marsh and support the RSPB project to increase their numbers from the Dungeness colony
Learn more about the Wildlife of East Kent
 
Join in with the East Kent Wildlife Group
  1. Gorgeous Animals
    Take the opportunity to see a great range of wildlife, especially birds
  2. Identification
    Learn how to separate male from female Goldfinches
  3. Science
    Add value to your birding and enjoyment by taking part in citizen science