House Sparrow Survey 2016
House sparrows are a highly sedentary and colonial species that has been associated with man for at least 10,000 years. Most house sparrows do not venture further than 100m from the colony. This means that once a local colony dies out it, it is highly unlikely to be re-established. The Group ran a survey of Ipswich's house sparrows in 2006, and we are surveyed at two levels in 2006
We are running a small catch-up survey in 2017 to complete some parts we didn't get to last year
house sparrow ID
1 - a questionnaire about the house sparrows where you live or know well
This is a repeat of the 2006 survey, which attempted to record points where sparrows are, and also places where they have been lost. Most of our respondents in 2006 told us about the birds where they lived, but if you know about some at another place you visit regularly then by all means send in another form or use the comments field. Reports of places where sparrows used to be present and have been lost are very valuable, particularly if you have an indication of when they were lost, and if they disappeared after something was changed.