Curlews in Crisis and the Hay Festival

Come to a unique Curlew evening at the Hay Festival on 1 June to hear Mary Colwell give an illustrated talk about her new book Curlew Moon, about her 500 mike walk for Curlew conservation. The walk took her from the west of Ireland to the east coast of England. […]

Scottish Curlew Conference – Crowdfunding

Following the three Conferences on breeding Curlews in Ireland, lowland southern England and Wales (for details see the Conferences section of this website), a fourth Conference on breeding Curlews in Scotland is planned for September 2018, under the title ‘Whaup’s up?’ It is intended that the Scottish Conference should reflect […]

Sad Story

We have been watching carefully one of the traditional breeding areas in the Severn Vale in Gloucestershire since early April.  Curlews traditionally nest in one of a group of fields in the river floodplain; after careful watching over a period of days (once the unusually high floods in late March […]

World Curlew Day at Upton and elsewhere

World Curlew Day was celebrated on 21 April. Listen to Mary Colwell being interviewed on the Radio 4 Today Programme on 21 April. Available to listen to until 20 May 2018. Interview starts at 1:17:40. Here is an excellent video of courting Curlews made by Billy Clapham in the Shropshire […]