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My experience as a CurlewLIFE volunteer by Keegan Blazey

This is a blog about my experience and thoughts as a volunteer of Cri’r Gylfinir/CurlewLIFE project in the Ysbyty Ifan and Hiraethog area. This is an initiative to prevent the extinction of a well-loved wading bird as a breeding species from Wales. I spent a season doing weekly surveys and monitoring sessions designed by the…

Curlew - Swch Maes Gwyn - Ben Porter (3)

Ysbyty Ifan & Hiraethog – curlew breeding season 2022

Once again silence falls over Ysbyty Ifan and Hiraethog for another year, as the curlew breeding season comes to an end. What a season it has been! Compared with 2021 when we were still under covid restrictions we managed to significantly increase the effort put into surveying breeding curlew. A total of 18 fantastic volunteers…

Curlew chick with coloured leg flag and ring © Sarah West

Curlew nest finding and chick tagging at RSPB Geltsdale and Hadrian’s Wall

Sarah West, Senior Research Assistant, looks back over a busy season at RSPB Geltsdale and on farmland in the Hadrian’s Wall area. I’ve been working on the Curlew LIFE project this spring and summer to find and monitor as many curlew nests as possible, contributing to vital research to help save this much-loved declining species.…

Wales Landscape

“We’re not doing anything different!”

This is an oft uttered statement by farmers during discussions about the declining number of curlew nesting on their land. Most farmers in the Ysbyty Ifan and Hiraethog area who have curlew nesting on their land have noticed there are fewer pairs than in the past. According to Dion Williams, who farms above Pentrefoelas there…

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The Curlew Sounds Project – Behind The Scenes

A guest blog from Merlyn Driver – a musician, creative producer and nature lover who shares his journey in creating the Curlew Sounds album. For the past year or so I’ve been working on an album project for curlews (Simmerdim: Curlew Sounds) which is finally being announced in full today, World Curlew Day. It’s been…

Curlew by Neal Warnock

How can you help breeding curlews in Northern Ireland?

A guest blog from Ronan Owens at the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), our Northern Ireland partner. Observe World Curlew Day and please report any breeding Curlew records in 2022 21st April is World Curlew Day, after St Beuno, their patron saint. The Eurasian Curlew has undergone a dramatic decline as a…

Curlew monitoring

Curious curlew behaviours and how we use them

The Curlew LIFE project at RSPB Insh Marshes wants to create sufficient breeding opportunities for curlew and minimise the risk of nest failure and chick predation on the reserve. Local volunteer surveyors are supporting this work by locating curlew nests, following up on the chicks and managing a network of trail cameras to record predator…

Curlew pair with chicks by Gavin Thomas

Saving curlews at RSPB Geltsdale and Hadrian’s Wall – Curlew Recovery Northern England Project – Part 2

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund, was established by the UK Government to kick-start nature recovery, create green jobs and tackle climate change. One project to receive Green Recovery funding was the Curlew Recovery Northern England which aimed to support work to halt the decline of curlew in two priority landscapes, RSPB Geltsdale & Hadrian’s Wall…

Rush Cutting © Hilary McGuire

Saving curlews in the Forest of Bowland – Curlew Recovery Northern England Project – Part 1

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund, was established by the UK Government to kick-start nature recovery, create green jobs and tackle climate change. One project to receive Green Recovery funding was the Curlew Recovery Northern England which aimed to support work to halt the decline of curlew in two priority landscapes, RSPB Geltsdale & Hadrian’s Wall…