Little Egret Roost Count September 2016

In addition to standard WeBS counts, a coordinated count of all Little Egret roosts along the North Norfolk Coast was carried out on the evening of September 24th. Data has shown that WeBS normally significantly under counts the numbers using the coast. Previous counts have shown the best way to monitor this population is by a series of roost counts, the most recent of which was carried out by John Williamson in 2015. The total was 524, considerably more than anticipated and substantially more than is normally counted by a standard WeBS count.

Neil Lawton, who organised this count, is keen to receive details of other roosts around the county. If you know of any please email him at