The Curlew Walk - 500 Miles for Curlews

The Curlew Walk - 500 Miles for Curlews

Sir David Attenborough - "Good luck with your marathon walk"

 Arriving in Wales

Arriving in Wales

The Curlew Walk is now finished and a heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped by offering bed and breakfast, encouragement, donations, expertise and kindness. As a result of the walk two workshops have been held so far to devise ways forward, and another two are planned. 

Results of the Walk

A Curlews in Crisis workshop was held in Higginstown in Central Ireland on Friday November 4th. This resulted in a curlew Task Force which will push through protection for the birds in the next breeding season.

 Curlews in Crisis Conference, Higginstown, Ireland

Curlews in Crisis Conference, Higginstown, Ireland

In February 2017 a second workshop was held at WWT Slimbridge which focussed on the plight of southern curlews.  There are now fewer than 250 pairs breeding in southern England. This resulted in a Southern Curlew Forum which joins together those already working on curlews and offers a platform for advice and information exchange, as well as field visits. So far, it has been invaluable to prepare for the 2017 breeding season. Please see the website for details: www.curlewcall.org.

  Curlews in Crisis meeting, Slimbridge

 Curlews in Crisis meeting, Slimbridge

 The endangered Eurasian curlew

The endangered Eurasian curlew