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Report Tree Sparrow Sightings

There are two species of sparrow in the Lough Neagh Wetlands


Tree Sparrow
House Sparrow
  Sparrow size Male looks like a tree sparrow, but is bigger  
  Rich chestnut brown head Grey and black head and face with a dark brown band behind the eye  
  Clean white cheeks and collar with a black cheek spot No black spot on cheek  
  Black bib  




If you have seen the tree sparrows in the Lough Neagh Wetlands please send us your records. Email seamus@lnlb.org.uk and tell us the following:


2.Where (please provide a 6 figure grid reference)

3.How Many

4.Your name, address, telephone number and email address.

You can email the information direct to us at seamus@lnlb.org.uk . If you have Excel, you can download and fill in the tree sparrow recording form and email this to us.

To find out more about identifying tree sparrows, go to:



The project is a partnership approach to delivering Local Biodiversity Action Plans for the Tree Sparrow.

Official Partners of the Lough Neagh Wetlands Tree Sparrow Project are:

Antrim Borough Council

Ballymena Borough Council

Cookstown District Council

Craigavon Borough Council

Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (Countryside Management Branch),

Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council http://www.dungannon.gov.uk/index.cfm/area/page/pagekey/654

Environment and Heritage Service (Biodiversity Unit)

Lisburn City Council

Magherafelt District Council

Quarry Products Association

Royal Society for The Protection of Birds

Lough Neagh Advisory Committee


The Lough Neagh Wetlands Tree Sparrow Project is funded by:

Lough Neagh Partnership http://www.loughneaghpartnership.com

Ulster Wildlife Trust http://www.ulsterwildlifetrust.org

Better Belfast http://www.betterbelfast.org/intro.htm

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