Results from the Shropshire Ornithological Society’s Save Our Curlews campaign in 2022 and the effects of predation on Shropshire’s Eurasian Curlews

Results from the Shropshire Ornithological Society’s Save Our Curlews campaign in 2022 and the effects of predation on Shropshire’s Eurasian Curlews

The Shropshire Ornithological Society’s (SOS) ‘Save Our Curlews’ project, which was initiated in 2018, aims to find Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata nests in Shropshire, protect them from predation with an electric fence, and to radio tag and track chicks to find out what happens to them – and how they use the landscape. Failure of chicks to fledge is a major cause of Curlew decline in the county, and the SOS hopes to use the results of tagging to better understand ways of developing effective conservation for the species. The project was part-funded by the British Birds Charitable Trust in both 2021 and 2022. The results of the 2021 breeding season were summarised in Smith (2021).

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