The Worcestershire Wildlife Trust held an event about the The Hardwick Green Meadows Project, called ‘Our Floodplain meadows through Time’ on October 22nd 2019. The Hardwick Green Meadows Project began after this floodplain meadows site was purchased in 2017 by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk. It is one of around 70 […]
Presentation by Ian Duncan to the Worcester Curlew Group at its meeting at the headquarters of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust in October 2019: Worcestershire Curlews: Ian Duncan (PDF).
Each year the British Trust for Ornithology presents awards for outstanding contributions to ornithology. They are sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust and therefore known as the Marsh Awards for Ornithology. There are five categories: one for a professional ornithologist; one for innovation; one for international work; one for local […]
A new colour-ringing scheme for breeding Curlews in the Netherlands has just been started. It is run by Gerrit Gerritsen, the International Coordinator for Curlews under the International Wader Study Group. In 2019 five adults were ringed on the nest and 25 chicks were ringed just before fledging, at five […]
Introduction To complement the BTO’s Bird Atlas 2007-11, Shropshire Ornithological Society (SOS) organized a Breeding Bird Atlas survey 2008-13, with identical methodology to a survey in 1985-90. All 870 of the County’s tetrads (2x2km squares on the OS national grid) were surveyed in each period. The later Atlas did not […]
As well as monitoring and protecting Curlew nests in the Severn and Avon Vales and cooperating with farmers and landowners on whose land the birds nest, the WWT Severn Curlew Project has been following the movements of ‘head-started’ Curlew chicks – those raised in captivity and released (with colour rings) […]
In winter 2015/16 a team from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) colour-ringed about 40 Curlews on their wintering-ground in the Usk estuary, near Newport in south Wales. The reason for ringing the Curlews (and some other species of waders and Shelduck too) […]