Community Wildlife Groups are working with the Shropshire Ornithological Society (SOS) Save our Curlews campaign, to find nests, protect them with electric fences, and fix radio-tags to the resulting chicks and track them to see how they use the landscape. Project work since 2018 has shown that most chicks are predated within a few days of hatching. The campaign report 2018-2022 can be found here.
In 2023, project work will continue in the Strettons area, and start in the Tanat to Perry and Three Parishes CWG areas around Oswestry.
We have raised most of the money we need to carry out the project in all these areas in 2022, from SOS itself, donations to the Appeal, and some grants, but we still need to raise a few thousand pounds more to do all that we would like to, particularly to start work in new areas around Oswestry.
SOS members, volunteers in Community Wildlife Groups, and the general public are therefore encouraged to donate to the SOS Appeal, if they feel able to.
If you do make a donation please complete the page, print it off, and send it in, even if you make the donation by internet bank transfer, please.
If, like us, you think that Shropshire will be a much poorer place without Curlews, please support the appeal