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Brent geese flying over Portsmouth sunset

Bird Aware Solent in facts and figures

The Solent coast is internationally important for birds.

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 125,000 overwintering waders

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10% of the global population of dark-bellied geese

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Dark-bellied brent geese travel 3000 miles from Siberia

The Solent has 254 km of varied coastline

254 km of varied coastline

The team

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6-strong ranger team with a comprehensive outreach programme

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650+ annual patrols, talking to 8k people a year

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97% respond positively to ranger engagement

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Comprehensive monitoring programme

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6k leaflets distributed annually

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Bespoke signs installed along the Solent coast

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£2million every 5 years for funding capital projects

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50+ community and pop-up events annually, meeting 1.5k people

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30 guided birdwatching walks annually with over 400 people taking part

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10k social media followers

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60k website views a year

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Annual Art Fest reaching new audiences

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A growing collection of wildlife-aware leisure guides

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6th year for this citizen science project

More than 100 different bird species spotted

The Solent area

19 Bird Aware Solent partners