The bird count carried out by the TGA from July 2019 to June 2020 was probably one of the most comprehensive ever achieved. The counts are not easy to achieve but we followed Nature Scot protocols and, in the end, we had a good understanding of the numbers and spread of the birds. We have now committed to two further counts from 01 March 2021 to 28 February 2022, and then 1 March 2022 to 28 Feb 2023. We will put as much effort as possible into the March to June counts to try to assess the numbers and positions during the smolt run.

If you feel able to help, on the first Monday of every month at 9am, please contact our Secretary on sec@tayghillies.co.uk.