It's a misty Spring morning and you look out across a field, when a flock of birds takes off into the clear sky. Their metallic green feathers glinting in the sunlight and high pitched calls tell you they are Lapwing, however as a breeding bird they are in trouble.

Since the 1970s Lapwing numbers have dropped by over 60% across the UK. Within Wiltshire, breeding Lapwing have disappeared from many areas where they were once present. To help us protect them across the county, we need to understand where they still breed. You can help by submitting your sighting below!

By submitting a sighting with us, you will also receive weekly emails containing information on:

  • The population history of Lapwing
  • Lapwing habitats
  • Lapwing breeding and behaviour
  • Lapwing nesting and lifecycles
  • About Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre and how you can get involved