The society organises its own surveys and assists with surveys organised by CAWOS (Cheshire and Wirral Ornithological Society) and is also involved in national surveys organised by the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology).

Help on any, or all of, these surveys is always welcome.

Since 1985 SECOS members have been involved in a winter garden bird survey ...
for the latest report and more information go to:
Winter Garden Bird Survey

Since the mid 1980’s SECOS members have been involved in the recording of nest boxes at Quakers Coppice, Crewe ...
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Quakers Coppice Nest Recording

A new activity for SECOS, starting in 2018, is a bold attempt to learn more about the birds in our SECOS Recording Area, both in the breeding season and during the winter. It has been made very easy to do with just three visits of up to two hours in each season to record all the birds that you see in a local patch of your choosing.
... for more information go to:
SECOS Winter and Breeding Bird Survey (Swabbs)

The 2019 Swift survey hopes to build on the results of previous surveys conducted in 1995 and 2001.
For more informatioin go to:
2019 Swift Survey

SECOS members Colin Lythgoe and John Thompson have been recording details of seabirds mainly found on the roofs of buildings on the Weston Road Industrial Estate in Crewe.
For further information go to:
Seabird Survey

During the Covid-19 restriction period, most of our sightings will be garden ticks, or from when folk are out taking exercise.  It has been decided to ‘extend’ the Winter Garden Bird Survey
from 6 April 2020 into the SECOS Summer Garden Bird Survey.

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