Urgent Curlew Appeal

Curlew Country urgently needs your help o continue its essential Curlew recovery work! Help us to raise match funding to continue with our work in 2021.

Over the past 3 years we have released 60 Curlew chicks at fledging stage, to help boost the local population whilst we try to improve conditions on the ground. It was a difficult decision to postpone our fieldwork this year but alongside COVID-19 we had not quite reached our funding target. The tiny team is busy planning, writing up a backlog of essential records, planning and fundraising. Our headstarting licence continues next year but we need to secure funding to carry out this important work.

Your donation could bring us one step closer to winning the race against time to save Curlew.

We believe that the future of Curlew conservation lies at a landscape scale, and that managing for Curlew can deliver a myriad of other environmental benefits. Headstarting is just one piece of the puzzle, and only a temporary measure to buy us time. Curlew Country has recently secured further funding for farming partners who work with us to support curlews breeding on their land.  Facilitation Funding will support land managers preparing for future environmental work, including Curlew recovery.

Your donation will help us keep the call of the Curlew alive for the next generation! 

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Other Ways to Donate:

You can send a cheque made payable to “Ground-nesting Birds Recovery Group” to

Curlew Country, Rigmoreoak, Pennerley, Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0NE

Or send a Bank transfer to:

Sort Code 40-46-07, Account No. 21568655

We act quickly in response to our findings

Why not take a look at our amazon wishlist?

Purchase items we need to help continue our headstarting efforts and have them delivered directly too us.

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We produce real results

Curlew Country has achieved a number of UK firsts: 

Trialled temporary electric fences around nests to increase hatching success.

Introduced the first live camera on a curlew nest, captivating, local, UK wide and international audiences to raise awareness of the plight of curlew . 

Obtained the first licence to rear and release curlew chicks and successfully fledged numbers to start recovery of the local population numbers .

Produced a curlew observation training DVD to help local partners and anyone else organising realistic curlew recovery work.

We work with farmers and land managers – the people who can deliver on the ground.

Recording by Krzysztof Deoniziak, XC247697. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/247697

Thank You!