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      The SDFBI Newsletter, The Farm Flyer, contains information, advice and viewpoints for farmers and advisors.  Below are downloadable PDF versions of the Farm Flyer.

      The Farm Flyer - Spring/Summer 2014

      The Farm Flyer - Autumn/Winter 2014-15

      The Farm Flyer - Spring/Summer 2016

      The Farm Flyer - Spring/Summer 2018



      Looking at and discussing farmland bird management options on the ground is often a good way to find out best practice and discover methods that achieve results.  The events listed below are hosted by a range of organisations and will all cover aspects of management for farmland birds.  Please let us know if you would like to advertise your event here

      GWCT Farmland Bird ID days - Ahead of the 2018 Big Farmland Bird Count we will be running a series of farmland bird identification days for farmers throughout January and February. You can book your place now, be quick though - there are only 25 places available for each day:

      Hampshire - Monday 5th February, 10.45am - 3.00pm, Victoria Hall, Sutton Scotney

      Sussex - Wednesday 7th February, 10.45am - 3.00pm, Downs Barn, Sompting Estate



    • SDFBI Blog

      Discounted RSPB handbooks

      15th Aug 2018
      Kathryn Smith from the RSPB te...

      HOS 2017 Corn Bunting Survey

      1st Aug 2018
      Keith Betton, Hampshire County...

      Sussex Study 2017 Grey Partridge autumn counts

      2nd Mar 2018
      Dr Julie Ewald, Head of GIS fo...

      Big Farmland Bird Count on the Wiston Estate

      20th Feb 2018
      Last week (9th – 18th Fe...

      Talking lapwings with the Selborne Landscape Partnership

      13th Feb 2018
      RSPB Farm Conservation Advisor...

      Changes to EFA requirements in 2018 BPS

      8th Feb 2018
      From 1st January 2018, some si...
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