The Oakdale Saga – The challenge faced by farmers and chicks

Wynford Jones and his wife Joyce were the first farmers to contact the Landscape Partnership Scheme when it was set up back in 2013. With my colleague John Brayford, I am responsible for the Farming Project and took the call. Wynford was in fact phoning not for advice, but to say that he was not interested in participating in the Landscape Partnership Scheme. To cut a long ...
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Until the last Curlew Calls… Blog by Mary Colwell Hector

It was a bitter-sweet visit to the Curlew Country project in Shropshire on June 12th. It was a baking hot day, and for a couple of hours before lunch Amanda Perkins and Tony Cross from the project, Phil Sheldrake (RSPB), Mike Smart (ace birdwatcher) and myself tried to find three or four chicks that were somewhere in a large hay meadow. They had hatched from a nest that had bee...
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Outside Insights… A visit from Slimbridge

On Monday 22nd May, Mike Smart from the ‘Call of the Curlew, Slimbridge Symposium’ group visited the project. Mandi and Tony had been privileged to go with Mike and Natalie Meyer from the NABU project looking around wader nesting sites in Gloucester and Worcester, before they all participated in the Slimbridge symposium the following day. Dear Amanda and Tony Thank yo...
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Blog for GWCT

In April 2017, Amanda Perkins Curlew Country Project Manager wrote a blog for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust to help them launch an appeal for requests of curlew sightings across the UK Curlew Country The project is one of 14 that make up the Stiperstones and Corndon Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS). Habitat within the scheme area includes moorland and grassland...
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Report a Curlew

Have you seen or heard a Curlew? Then please fill in our reporting form below. The Shropshire Hills & Welsh Marches Curlew Recovery Project Please help us to find out where nesting Snipe, Lapwing (Peewit), and Curlew are so that we can carry on our essential monitoring work to try and save our local populations.  Use the form below to submit your sightings. Please fil...
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