The CAWOS Bird Report for 2019 has now been published - made possible by a team of people working together to develop the content and get it printed. The Report is produced in the B5 format with full colour printing which gives the opportunity to include high quality colour images of birds whatever their abundance or popularity. The front cover in this copy is the Siberian Stonechat at Witton Flashes, in December, a first for the Cheshire and Wirral.

The Report has 160 pages and draws on over 150,000 records from a wide range of sources - Birdtrack, BTO WeBS and Breeding Bird Survey, rECOrd, major site reports, website records, ringing reports and of course records from individual observers. An annual Bird Report is the one document that brings all these records together on a County basis.

In 2019 there were 238 species recorded in Cheshire and Wirral of which 32 were County or BBRC rarities. Also included in the Report are articles on the Iberian Wagtail at Leasowe, another first for Cheshire and Wirral, 'Early and Late Dates for Migrants', Cheshire and Wirral in the BTO Online Ringing Report for 2019, which selectively focuses on recoveries chosen to illustrate movements and longevity.

The Bird Report is free to Cheshire and Wirral Ornithological Society members (ordinary membership costs £15),otherwise it costs £10 + £2 p&p and copies are available from:

David Cogger, 71 Parkgate, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8HF
Tel: 01565 228503 Email: David Cogger
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