2018 Otter Survey


Otter by Derek Crawley
Photo Credit: Derek Crawley


Following on from success in 2017, we are carrying out a repeat survey of otter activity in the Birmingham & Black Country canals this February, and we’d love you to be part of it!

There is a lot of canals to cover so we’re looking for as many volunteers as possible. Anyone can get involved – the survey is very easy and involves walking along a short (a few km) section of the canal, recording any otter signs on a survey form that we will provide. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience as we have information/training sessions available to teach you everything you need to know. Training details below…

The main training session is:
-Sunday 21st Jan, 2-4 pm (approx, it may not take that long!).
Wildside Activity Centre, Hordern Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0HA.

Otters are possibly the most elusive mammals in the UK, with sightings being very rare. Therefore large-scale surveys are crucial in determining where they are found and getting a general picture of population numbers.

Any questions please do get in contact!