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The Great Coastal Birdwatch

22 October to 30 October 2022

Submission deadline: Friday 18 November

Thanks to everyone who’s taken part in this year’s Great Coastal Birdwatch. You’ve got until midnight on Friday 18 November to submit your findings using our online form or by emailing us at

Every year we mark the arrival of the migratory birds which spend the winter on the Solent with the Great Coastal Birdwatch.

By taking part you’ll increase your knowledge of the coastal birds in your local area, help contribute valuable data and learn how to become more bird aware.

Click here for our online form.


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How to take part:

Great Coastal Birdwatch recording sheets

Use this special online form to share your findings or email us at

Please check out our recommendations for keeping warm and safe as well as our extra tips for getting the most out of your coastal birdwatch.

Our rangers will be hosting pop-up events during the week – why not stop by and say hello! You’ll find us at Hurst Spit and at Lymington Keyhaven Nature Reserve on 26 October, and at Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight on 27 October.

Want to find out the results of last year’s birdwatch? Visit our Great Solent Birdwatch blog to find out more.

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