Blogs and News

Websites continuously updated

Curlew migration maps

Regularly updated website, showing maps of Curlews satellite-tagged on their German breeding grounds.



The emotional politics of curlew conservation

Blog by Martin Harper, Conservation Director. June 2018

Can predation limit bird populations in the UK?

RSPB Scotland’s Senior Conservation Scientist Staffan Roos describes the findings of a new study that he and his RSPB colleagues Jennifer Smart, David Gibbons and Jeremy Wilson recently published in the journal Biological Reviews. May 2018

From the field: wader update from the Upper Thames

Blog by Kirsty Brannan, Senior Conservation Officer. December 2017

Testing conservation delivery for curlew

Blog by Dr David Douglas, Principal Conservation Scientist; Dr Irena Tomankova, Conservation Scientist, and Sarah Sanders. September 2017


Wader Tales Blog: Graham Appleton

Fennoscandian wader factory

November 2019

Ireland’s wintering waders

April 2019

Do population estimates matter?

March 2019

Ireland’s Curlew Crisis

March 2019

Black-tailed Godwit and Curlew in France

July 2018

Curlew Moon

April 2018

Curlews can’t wait for a treatment plan

August 2017

Is the Curlew really ‘near-threatened’?

November 2015


Curlews in the News

The Guardian, 3 December 2021: Letter from Mary Colwell: Curlew conservation efforts are essential
The Guardian, 14 August 2017: Country Diary
Coast Monkey, 14 August 2017: The Extinction of the Curlew is an Avoidable Irish Tragedy