Report a Curlew

The Shropshire Hills & Welsh Marches Curlew Recovery Project

YOU CAN HELP! Have you seen or heard a Curlew? Do you know where Curlew nest?

Curlew have evolved for thousands of years to keep their nest location secret. The first step in helping the birds is for our trained ornithologists to find find the nests. You can help by reporting when you see Curlew particularly if they are fending off other birds or alarm calling or if you own land where Curlew nest. We are also interested in other waders including Lapwing and Snipe.

We are temporarily having difficulties with the form below, but we are trying to fix this ASAP. If you would like to report a sighting in the meantime, please email the details to Please include the date, time, number of birds, behaviour, and location. You can use either What3Words or gridreferencefinder to provide a precise location. Thank you for your patience. 

Use this form to submit your sightings. Please fill in as much information as you can. The information will be passed to our field ornithologist and one of our team may get in touch if there is anything that needs clarifying. Your personal details will only be used by us to help verify your sighting and not shared with third parties. The exact location of bird sightings will be obscured for privacy and to minimise disturbance to the birds. If you would like to be kept informed by email about Curlew Country, click here to join our mailing list.

This form is hosted by iRecord. You can use the forms on the iRecord site to submit all your UK wildlife sightings. You can also join iRecord to keep a log of all your records. NB If you are logged in to the iRecord system when you use our form your recorder display name will be associated with your sighting.

If you have any difficulty using the form please call the office on 01743 296100 or email