Suspension of Curlew hunting in France

Hunting of Curlews in France in winter 2019/20 has been suspended, following a formal complaint to the French Council of State (the supreme court for administrative justice), by the French Ligue pour la protection des oiseaux (LPO – the French BirdLife partner). The French Ministry of Ecology (Ministère de la […]

Curlews in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Report from Frank Williams in the Forest of Dean – including Curlews in the treetops! The site lies on the eastern side of the Wye valley, very close to where the Forest of Dean escarpment drops down into the Wye valley. Much of the Wye valley on both sides is steeply […]

Polish Curlews again – March 2019

We reported last year on the finding in Poland of a Curlew colour-ringed on the Usk estuary in south Wales by the BTO in winter 2015/16 (see post of 19 September 2018 under News).  It seems likely that the bird spent the winter of 2018/19 back on its usual wintering […]

Curlews in Braydon Forest, North Wiltshire

Braydon Forest is a traditional Curlew breeding area in North Wiltshire, between Malmesbury and Swindon; it is an ancient royal hunting ground, nowadays a land of rolling fields, with a hint of downland, some arable fields, some grassland much of which is cultivated for silage. Historical bird records show that […]

Message from school in Poland

Dear Mary Colwell, We run a small language school in Grodzisk Mazowiecki in Poland. We found a page of  ‘Jestem na pTak’ on Facebook. Its name could be translated ‘I am to say Yes for birds’; however, the name is a pun. Following their page we came across another group of […]

Curlew Country Funding Update

The Curlew Country Team would like say a huge thank you to all of the generous people that have already donated to our urgent appeal. We’ve been getting some amazing messages from people all over the country (and even from other countries!) in support of the work we are doing. […]