The 10 Community Wildlife Groups will all continue with their bird surveys to monitor the Curlew population, and several other target species. These surveys locate the Curlew breeding territories for the nest-finders in the project areas, so they are vitally important. A map showing the areas covered by each group, overlain on the Curlew breeding distribution map from the 2008-13 Bird Atlas, can be found on the SOS website.

More information about each CWG, and the results of their individual bird surveys, can be found elsewhere on this website. All the Groups need more helpers, please.

Each CWG is planning to hold a Bird Group meeting next February or March to plan the survey. The 10 Community Wildlife Group areas, in order of formation, together with the date of their planned meeting, and venue, are

Upper Onny (Monday 13 March, Bishop’s Castle Town Hall)

Upper Clun (no meeting – contact Leo Smith)

 Clee Hill (Monday 20 March, Recreation Rooms, 22A, Clee Hill High Street)

Rea Valley (Tuesday 21 March, Minsterley Village Hall)

Camlad Valley (Tuesday 14 March, The Horse and Jockey, Chirbury Road, Churchstoke)

Strettons area (Joint meeting with Church Stretton SOS branch: Wednesday 22 March, Methodist Church Hall, Watling St., Church Stretton)

Three Parishes (Weston Rhyn, St. Martin’s and Gobowen) – no meeting – contact Leo Smith

Tanat to Perry (Oswestry south – Wednesday 1 March, Morda Social Club, Pleasant View SY10 9NS)

Severn-Vyrnwy Confluence (Tuesday, 28 February, Alberbury Village Hall)

 Abdon (Wednesday 22 February, Abdon Village Hall)

To volunteer to help with one of the CWG surveys next year, come to the meeting, contact the relevant group via this website, or email Leo Smith (