Curlews at the nest

With most of us in lockdown, Curlews are getting on with the business of nesting! The Curlew Country project in Shropshire which has been working with local people and farmers on Curlew conservation for the last five years, has re-established its Curlew camera on a nest in 2020. You can […]

Curlews in “Waterbirds in the UK, 2018/19”

Every year the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), on behalf of a cluster of conservation bodies – the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the RSPB and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust – organizes the Wetland Bird Survey, which is the principal scheme for monitoring the UK’s wintering waterbird populations. The scheme […]

More on Curlews from eastern Poland

In a post on this website dated 19 September 2018, we reported on what was at the time only the third record of a ringed Curlew moving between UK and Poland. The bird had been colour-ringed on the Usk estuary in south Wales in January 2016 and photographed on its […]

World Curlew Day – 2020 Update

Happy World Curlew Day to one and all! (For background on why 21 April is World Curlew Day, see earlier reports on the website, and in particular the notes on St Beuno). Unfortunately, few updates on fieldwork are available, as most people have been staying at home, and all […]

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, […]