To mark the official opening of the Wales Coast Path on 5th May 2012, Visit Wales is organising the first ever ‘crowdsourced’ count of bird species along the Welsh coast.
Partnering with key national and local wildlife groups and people, the aim is to set a new record for the number of species of birds seen in one day around Wales.
We’re asking local enthusiasts, ramblers, reserve wardens and visiting birders to share what they’re seeing, wherever they are.
While walking anywhere along the Wales Coastal Path, people can tell us what they’ve seen via Twitter or Facebook.
Visit Wales will then highlight the top sightings of the day and track the total number of species seen between dawn and dusk — in the process setting a new record for Wales.
To get involved, take to the Wales Coast Path and simply share the species of bird spotted, plus the rough location:
· Via Twitter, by including the hashtag: #WCPbirds in a tweet
· By leaving a comment on the Visit Wales Facebook page
Follow the action
· By following @WCPbirds on Twitter
· By checking the live blog on the day at http://blog.visitwales.co.uk/