Curlew Monitoring

An important part of the SOS “Save our Curlews” campaign is knowing how many breeding pairs there are, where they are, and the population trends across the County. In 2019, around 94 – 115 pairs were found altogether, the vast majority of the County population. Over...

SOS Save our Curlews Appeal – 2020

The Upper Clun and Clee Hill Community Wildlife Groups are working with Shropshire Ornithological Society (SOS) on a project to find and protect nests, and radio tag and track chicks. Finding out what happens to the chicks, and why so few of them fledge, is the key to...

Surveying Update (Coronavirus restrictions)

You’ll have seen the guidance sent yesterday that the Community Wildlife Group surveys are suspended, although if the survey can be done within the coronavirus restrictions on daily exercise, it should be. Further guidance will be provided before the second survey...

Save our Curlews Campaign – 2020

Shropshire Ornithological Society Appeal in support of the Save our Curlews Campaign The recently published Birds of Shropshire estimated that the Curlew population has declined by 77% between 1990 and 2010, down to only around 160 pairs, and it has continued to...