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.
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.