Plans for 2022
Several groups made plans for an Annual Meeting in February or March, which have been held (see individual group pages below)
Bird Group meetings will be held by most groups in March. For further information, see here.
Many of our events and activities were curtailed or cancelled in 2020 and 2021, as a result of Government restrictions to limit the spread of the virus. At the start of the year there were no restrictions in place that would affect our activities and the Prime Minister announced on 5 January that there will not be any further restrictions in England.
We therefore intend to undertake our Bird Surveys, and other outdoor activities, as usual this year. We are planning accordingly. When finalised, plans will be posted on the individual group pages below)
The main purpose of the bird surveys will be to monitor the Curlew population. There are probably only about 120 pairs left in the whole of Shropshire, so we haven’t got long to save them from location extinction.
All Groups need new helpers please.
A general description of the surveys can be found here
If you want to help, or need more information, please email Leo Smith (email@example.com)
Surveying and protecting declining species
Wildlife is an important part of our landscape and natural heritage but much of it is disappearing.
Community Wildlife Groups give local people a chance to do something about this by finding and recording wildlife of all types, so that existing populations and habitats can be conserved.
What the groups do
We bring together people interested in wildlife, undertake survey work to establish the status of key wildlife species and their habitats, encourage and enhance local interest in wildlife, and actively promote conservation.
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Don’t miss out
The Upper Clun, Clee Hill and Strettons area Community Wildlife groups worked with the Shropshire Ornithological Society Save our Curlews campaign, to find nests, protect them with electric fences, and radio-tag and track chicks, to find out what happens to them....
Are you interested in birds? Would you like to learn more about them and how to identify the different species found in Shropshire's habitats through the year? If so, why not take this course? It meets roughly twice monthly (December excepted) from September 2021 to...
Hi Curlew Bird Surveyors Please find attached a summary of the CWG Curlew survey results for Shropshire in 2020, which shows that monitoring wasn’t affected significantly by lockdown, that collectively we monitored 93-111 breeding pairs, and only one pair fledged any...
Shropshire’s Community Wildlife Groups
Please note that the boundary of the Strettons area CWG actually follows parish boundaries, not OS tetrad grid lines like most of the other boundaries, and is therefore very tedious to draw in the mapping software. Also, when it was originally decided, it took no account of the boundaries of adjacent CWGs, and overlaps the eastern part of the Upper Onny area.
The actual SACWG boundary is the original parish-based map + the 30 tetrads covered by the bird survey, but for ease of presentation here the SACWG boundary also follows tetrad grid lines, and it includes all the tetrads that are substantially within the SACWG original area + the bird survey area. Tetrads in the SACWG area that are also in the area of adjacent CWGs are shown in the colour of the latter, but with a small green dot in their centre.
In practical terms there is no duplication or overlap in the activities of the GWGs concerned.
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