Volunteer Counter – Trevor Merrington
The Wetlands Birds Survey is the main scheme for monitoring the UK’s wintering waterbird population. The Lough forms a part of the Solway Estuary count. One of our neighbours, Trevor Merrington, is a volunteer counter and he can be seen walking around the Lough and through the woods, counting the waterbirds accompanied by his westie Archie.
Each volunteer counts once a month the number of non-breeding waterbirds at a particular location. As well as conducting the official WeBs count, Trevor also observes the bird life in the woods and keeps us up-to-date on the waterbirds and birdlife. We provide Trevor’s report for our guests to enjoy.
Find out more about the Wetlands Birds Survey at the British Trust for Ornithology website at https://www.bto.org