The Beddington Farmlands Bird Group

A brief introduction to the work of the Beddington Farmlands Bird Group:
RECORDING (Birds, butterflies, moths and other taxa, including British Trust for Ornithology BBS, WeBS Surveys and on-going ringing effort)
25 (max) bird group members, approximately 5044 hours per annum
REPORTING (Daily news, website, social media, national recording schemes and comprehensive annual report).
Reporting team of 5, approximately 250 hours per annum
PHOTOGRAPHY (For promotional material, reports and photo specimen collecting)
2 main photographers, approximately 728 hours per annum
TOURS, TALKS AND WALKS (6 tours a years)
2 guides, approximately 48 hours per annum
PRESENTATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS (Carshalton Environmental Fair and other local events)
Team of 3-4, approximately 30 hours per annum (including prep)
ADMINISTRATION AND MEETINGS (BFBG Exec Comm meetings, CSG,  CAMC and Local Community Forum meetings. Also group accountancy and membership administration)
1-2 people, approximately 48 hours per annum
2 people (accounts and admin), approximately 24 hours per annum
CONSERVATION (Small local projects including Tree Sparrows, maintaining access to Mile Road entrance, bird group wild flower meadow by hide, bird feeders etc)
Small team approximately 45 hours per annum
CAMPAIGNING AND CONSULTATION (Response to public consultation and planning applications, campaigning for public engagement in planning process, publicising issues through national media etc)
1-2 people, approximately 100 hours per annum
This picture is mainly the Green Party but we had members here and work closely with other local groups

In total that is around 6000 volunteer hours every year.

A phenomenal effort for an independent local group.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>