Curlew Country

Victory on the pitch and over 100 reached off it

On Sunday whilst ‘normal people’ cheered the Lionesses on to their historic victory, Ornithologist Tony, Assistant aviculturist Katie, Trainees Jake & Becca and I released 11 chicks at a Welsh estuary bathed in late evening sunshine.  The sounds of other Curlews could be heard feeding and squabbling in the near distance and most of our …

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Curlew Country – Mid season update by Amanda Perkins

Curlew Cam and Educational Programme As the Curlew Cam nest approached hatching time, we launched an educational programme which will continue alongside our headstarting activities enabling young people of various ages to better understand Curlews and what they need. Recently we welcomed children from Farlow School who were visiting as part of the Common Cause …

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We are Hiring!

  Curlew Country is the UK Lowland Curlew Recovery project, operating in the Shropshire Hills and Welsh Marches. We work together with local farmers, landowners and communities to deliver real results for curlew. We are now looking for an assistant headstarter to join our team for the next season to help us secure a future …

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Keeping ahead of the headstarting – Curlew Country Blog by Volunteer Headstarting Trainee, Madeleine Powell

We have been so fortunate to have Madeleine and Elspeth our two volunteer trainees working with us this season.  Headstarting work is testing and there have been further unwelcome ups and downs in the journey.  Both have done an amazing job and Madeleine has put in extra efforts to help during other staff absence, when …

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