Tucker, J. (2016 et seq.)

Shropshire Migrant Arrival Database

The first recorded arrival date was for a Cuckoo on 9 April 1871 and others since 1886.

The database contains every known first migrant arrival date for 32 species, it is updated annually. The data are held as calendar dates, consecutive dates in the year and days after 28 February.

The data set is probably the best available data set in the country, for an inland county. An analysis of the data, Reese, R.A. & Tucker, J. (2019) Descriptive models for First-arrival dates of migrants in an inland county. Ringing & Migration, in press, will in time be available on this website at Tucker (2019b).

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