Report by Thomas Simcock
Breeding bird surveys have been carried out at Lavernock Point for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales annually since 2002 to determine the species present and to estimate the number of territories or breeding pairs.
There are several habitats on the reserve including scrub, open grassland, woodland, stands of dense herbaceous vegetation and tall hedges. The reserve is currently being managed primarily for its limestone grassland and this survey will help to determine how the reduction in the amount of scrub on the site affects the bird populations.
The results of the survey can be taken into account when undertaking management work on the site in the future.
The full report of the Breeding Bird Survey of Lavernock Point Nature Reserve 2010 (196 KB) is available to download from here