Curlew studies in the Severn and Avon Vales in 2022

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 […]

Launch of Welsh Curlew Recovery Plan

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’ […]

Shropshire Curlew chick on the Burry Inlet

A colour-ringed Curlew has been re-sighted at the WWT Wetland Centre at Llanelli in the Burry Inlet,  Carmarthenshire, south Wales. The bird was seen by Ed O’Connor on 12 September 2021, and was marked with a yellow ring with the letters IZ on its left tibia (above the ‘knee’) and […]

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, […]