The first face-to-face meeting of the Curlew Forum since COVID was held at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), Slimbridge on 24 November. Curlew Forum’s thanks go to WWT for providing the venue and hospitality in congenial surroundings. The Steering Group had wondered beforehand whether there really was still a […]
Here is the complete set of Mike Smart’s Curlew circulars for 2022. These are all PDF files. Curlew circular 14, 2022.08.31 Curlew circular 13 2022.07.10 Curlew circular 12, 2022.06.17 Curlew circular 11 2022.05.29 Curlew circular 10 2022.05.15 Curlew circular 9 2022.05.02 Curlew circular 8 2022.04.16 Curlew circular 7 2022.03.27 Curlew […]
There has been much activity in Wales on conserving the Curlews that breed and winter there. Following the Welsh Curlew Conference held at Builth Wells in January 2018 (details available on the Conferences section of the website here), an active Welsh group has evolved under the title ‘Gylfinir Cymru/Curlew Wales’ […]
Here is the 2021 annual report: WWT Severn Curlew Project annual report 2021 (PDF). Authors: Mike Smart (Research Assistant) & David Evans (Severn Curlew Officer).
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: […]
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, […]
The 2021 breeding season represented the first opportunity for the headstarted birds released at WWT Slimbridge in 2019 to attempt to breed. This article summarises the resightings of the 2019 cohort over April-July 2021, which is the core breeding period in lowland England. Resightings of WWT headstarted Curlew April-July 2021 […]
Please find attached a short report on the Shropshire Ornithological Society / Community Wildlife Groups Save our Curlews project work in 2021. Curlew Projects 2021 – summary (Revised 13 November 2021) (PDF)