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Curlew Recovery South Lakes (1 Viewer)


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Found out about this on a Facebook page. If you copy and paste ' Curlew Recovery South Lakes ' into google it should take you there.
I used to cover this area before moving and only ever saw one Curlew chick which was soon predated by a crow, so I was pleased to see that four chicks were produced last year. It doesn't sound a lot but even that's a fourfold increase over what I'd normally find which was generally none whatsoever.
There's a go-fund me page somewhere along the way, on google or possibly the Facebook page, if you're interested in donating something.
Every little helps.
The Curlew situation must be dire generally. I've recorded Curlew passing through a regular migration area not far from where this project is taking place. Around 12 years or so ago and before, there'd be over a thousand stopping off from their journey from the coast the inland breeding areas in March.
This year they didn't even reach three figures. Eighty was the most I counted and that's been the case for the past few years.

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