Appeal for Curlew Colour Ring Sightings

Have you seen a colour ringed Curlew? Please help us to find our birds. Colour ringing is an important method to track and gather data about threatened bird species. Ornithologist Tony Cross has been working to colour ring Curlew for several years now, and we are keen to hear about […]

Breeding Curlews return to the English lowlands

Today’s news item on satellite-tagged Curlews from Germany showed birds already on the move back from wintering areas in the UK and Spain to their breeding grounds. As might be expected, breeding birds are also returning to English lowland breeding sites: Along the Severn in Worcestershire, the first returnee was […]

Upper Thames Wader Group – 18 Jan 2021

The Upper Thames Wader Group recently held a Zoom meeting in preparation for fieldwork in the coming Curlew breeding season. Attached are links to the introductory talk by the Chair of the UTWG, Mike Pollard, and to the talk given by Rachel Taylor of BTO Cymru on her studies of […]

Highgrove House Curlew Recovery Summit

Back in February 2020, a Curlew Recovery Summit was organised under the patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (who had already been patron of a summit on Dartmoor Curlews in December 2018). The participants included many of those who have previously featured on the pages of […]