Click below to view the short film from Billy Clapham. Billy joined the project to film for his thesis in Wildlife Filmmaking from the University of West England, in partnership with the BBC Natural History Unit. Meet welsh farmer Wynford Jones and his curlew family, and follow along with their […]
On Thursday the 8th November the original Owen Wiliams Curlew painting was auctioned off to raise money for the Curlew Country appeal. The painting made a fantastic £625 which will be put towards future curlew recovery work conducted by the project. The painting was secured by a local Game & […]
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 […]