During the 2018 breeding season the focus has shifted from previous work conducted by Curlew Country. Having trialled headstarting a small number of chicks in 2017, the project was granted a Natural England licence to take 50 curlew eggs to incubate, rearing the resulting chicks to the point of fledging. […]
Our first batch of babies have flown. The egg forms were only in their nests for a short period before they were collected by the Curlew Country field ornithologist, Tony Cross, and placed in an incubator to hatch about 30 days later. We are not supposed to be emotional, but a mixture of relief […]
Take a look back at the headstarting process with us, from egg, incubation, hatching, rearing and finally, release! Our work relies on donations and funding! Please give what you can to help us win the race against time to save curlew!
Unexpected Duties – Life in the Curlew Country office My name is Amber Bicheno, and I am currently employed to assist with the Curlew Country project. This is the second year in which I have done this, following on from volunteering work with the Stiperstones and Corndon Hill Landscape Partnership […]
‘Whan the sunne shinth make hay. Which is to say. Take time when time cometh, lest time steale away’ English proverb first recorded in 1546. There is a summarised version of this blog over at GWCT. Twitter and Facebook have been increasingly reporting instances of silage and hay cutting during the past few weeks and views have been expressed on the […]
CurlewCam is our very own live streaming nest camera and has just finished the streaming of 2018’s nesting attempt for viewers across the country. The camera allows the public, and the Curlew Country team, to get an up close and personal view of these secretive birds during the nesting season. […]
A short video about the season so far for Curlew Country, the trials the project faces and the new techniques being trialled to increase the population. Featuring project manager, Amanda Perkins, and project ornithologist, Tony Cross. Our thanks go to Billy Clapham for the filming and editing.
As a conservation project, Curlew Country has been repeatedly pushing the boundaries and trialling new intervention methods in its implementation of curlew recovery. But who are the people behind the project – the ones pushing through these changes and fighting for all things curlew? This is the first in a […]