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Curlew Forum Meeting 04.08.21 (by Zoom)

Chair: Phil Sheldrake 22 participants: Jon Avon, Juliet Bailey, Robert Blackler, Ellen Bradley, Damon Bridge, Stuart Brown, Will Bullough, Mary Colwell, Dave Conway, Jonathan Cooper, Samantha Franks, Eric Heath, Phil Hitchen, Geoff Hilton, Paul Noyes, Andy Page, Chris Robinson, Phil Sheldrake, Mike Smart, Nick Tomalin, Chris Wells, Russ Wynn. Apologies: […]


Berkshire Downs Curlew Surveys 2021

1. INTRODUCTION This year the three sites previously covered in 2019 were covered again – Aston Upthorpe/Lowbury Hill, RAF Welford and Upper Lambourn. Survey methods followed the guidelines laid down by the Curlew Forum, with two visits in April followed by a further three between mid-May and July. In addition, […]


Colour-ringed Curlew in Pembrokeshire

Rob Lewis photographed a colour-ringed Curlew on 17 July 2021 at Angle Bay, Pembrokeshire. This would be reported as: “Black ring with 24 in white, reading up on right tibia, metal ring on right tarsus: unengraved orange ring on left tibia, no rings on left tarsus”.  Note that 24 might […]


Shropshire ringed Curlew in France

Thank you to Tony Cross of the Mid-Wales Ringing Group, for permission to publish this item from their blog. The full blog is here: https://midwalesringers.blogspot.com/ On 10th July 2021 Pierre Leon photographed Curlew Yellow ZB on the shore of Plage du Vogue, Guisseny,  France. This bird was caught and ringed […]


Curlew Forum Meeting 24.03.21 (by Zoom)

Chair: Mike Smart 35 participants ITEM 1: Curlew Recovery Partnership, Mary Colwell & Russ Wynn Steering group of nine organisations in England: BTO, RSPB, GWCT, Bolton Castle Estate, Duchy of Cornwall, Curlew Country, Natural England, WWT, Curlew Action Defra supplied £60,000 seed funding Mary = Chair, Russ = Partnership Manager […]