Breeding Curlew on Exmoor

Exmoor, like Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, is an area of southwest England traditionally associated with breeding Curlews and their haunting calls in wild open country. Previous reports on the Curlewcall website have referred to dramatic decreases in breeding Curlews – almost to complete extinction – on Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, […]

Survival of Eurasian Curlews

There have been many references on the Curlewcall website to the Curlews colour-ringed on the Severn estuary at Wibdon in Gloucestershire between 2010 and 2013 by a team led by Dave Coker and Steve Dodd. The monitoring of these colour-ringed birds has been carried out by a number of volunteers, […]

Curlew Country – Curlew (Recovery) Curfew

We had hoped to be letting you know about exciting plans for the season, including headstarting with volunteers, associated training and monitoring the return of chicks released in 2018 from the headstarting initiative etc. Curlew Country is most fortunate to work with a great and growing team of dedicated and […]

Curlews at pre-season roosts

Pre-season roosts Under the subject of Roosting, “The Birds of the Western Palearctic” (Volume 2, page 506) distinguished between roosts outside the breeding season (whether at high tide or at night) and in the breeding season. In the latter period it notes: ‘After moving inland to breeding grounds but before […]

Mid-Wales Ringing Group – Baby Come Back

Thanks to the Mid-Wales Ringing Group and Tony Cross for sharing this with us. Their blog is at: Mid-Wales Ringing Group blog In 2016 and 2017 we had a brief spell working with the Powys Moorland Partnership monitoring their small Lapwing and Curlew breeding population. The above Curlew chick is […]

Sad news: death of Mr Eskandar Firouz

The death has been announced (in the USA in early March at the age of 93) of Mr Eskandar Firouz, former Environment Minister of Iran.  Mr Firouz was one of the three founding fathers (with Dr Luc Hoffmann of Tour du Valat research station in the Camargue in France, and […]