Meet the Team

At Curlew Country we have a small but dynamic team of dedicated contractors and volunteers. Every member of our team is committed to the conservation of Eurasian curlew in the Shropshire Hills and Welsh Marches 

Amanda Perkins
Amber Bicheno
John Brayford
Tony Cross

Amanda Perkins

Amanda heads up Curlew Country, responsible for design, liaison, strategy, obtaining funding and ensuring everything runs smoothly. 

Amber Bicheno

Amber is our Lead Aviculturist, responsible for overseeing the headstarting project, from incubating eggs to chicks in the pens, as well as managing outreach to volunteers and the wider community.

John (JP) Brayford

JP is our Land Use Facilitator, responsible for working with the Farmers Groups and Facilitation Fund. JP has been working closely with farmers to arrive at mutually beneficial arrangements to benefit curlew and farm businesses.

Tony Cross

Tony is our Consultant Ornithologist, responsible for conducting our field work, collecting eggs, monitoring curlew pairs and ringing as much as possible.

Tim Lewis
Katie Loyd
Photograph by Jake Harvey
Jake Harvey

Tim Lewis

Tim is our Assistant Ornithologist, responsible for assisting Tony and setting up and maintaining the electric fences that protect our precious wild nests, including Curlew Cam.

Katie Loyd

Katie is our Assistant Aviculturist, responsible for maintaining the welfare of our headstarted curlew, making sure they are happy and healthy from egg to fledge. 

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Rebecca Lowden

Rebecca is one of our Trainee Aviculturists, responsible for assisting Katie and Amber with the care of our headstarted birds, and creating engaging content for our socials and website.

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Jake Harvey

Jake is one of our Trainee Aviculturists, responsible for assisting Katie and Amber with the care of our headstarted birds, and creating engaging content for our socials and website.

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