We need the help and support of members of the public to help us monitor the rare twaite shad during their annual migration on the River Severn. So, if you have a few minutes to spare, please help us count shad and become a citizen scientist!
The visual count by citizen scientists is an important part of our monitoring programme. It provides data and helps calibrate other automatic counting techniques. You will help us understand the population dynamics of this endangered fish and track its fortunes from year to year.
We would love you to register on the website so that we can show you some appreciation for your shad-counting efforts. You will also be able to join our leader board of other shad-loving citizen scientists. Simply register where prompted.
But don’t worry if you just want to give it a try first, or prefer to be a stealth-scientist. You don’t need to register to contribute your count.
** Please Note – we expect to be able to release film footage from this year’s shad run very soon – please check the website or social media @SevernUnlocked for updates. **