Breeding Curlews in the Lower Derwent Valley

Until now, most of the Curlew Forum’s activities in England have related to smallish pockets of breeding birds in the lowlands of southern England – at sites such as the Somerset Levels, The Thames Valley, the New Forest, the Severn and Avon Vales.  Our most northerly contacts in England (though […]

Curlew Greeting Card

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, has put his name to a “noisy card” for Curlews. When opened, this card makes the sound of a Curlew and there is a personal plea inside for action to save them. We hope this will move the agenda on for Curlews and […]

Curlew reporting template

We are keen to standardise the reporting of curlew breeding data, and establish a consistent approach in presenting breeding season numbers. This will enable us to compare trends year-to-year and be able to contribute to the collation of UK figures with a high degree of confidence. Understanding what populations we […]

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 […]