August 2017 – vol. 110, issue 8 We have lost almost half of our breeding Curlews during the last 20 years and a scientific paper, just published in the journalÂ Bird Study, looks at the reasons why. The UK holds almost a third of the global breeding population of Curlew. Declines here have been greatest in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and in Ireland the breeding range has contracted by a massive 78%. As a result of... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.