Spatial Behaviour in Breeding Curlew

January 19, 2021


The recently formed Upper Thames Wader Group aims to bring together everyone involved in action to support our threatened wading birds and their habitats.  This includes farmers, landowners, volunteer fieldworkers, local groups and other interested individuals and organisations.

In this presentation, our guest speaker Rachel Taylor, Senior Ecologist, BTO Cymru, talks about her research into the ecology of Curlews in Wales, including detailed tracking studies during the breeding season.

The Upper Thames Wader Group is led by a partnership of organisations and currently comprises RSPB, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, Natural England, Environment Agency, River Thame Conservation Trust and Banbury Ornithological Society.  Each organisation focuses on a particular part of the Upper Thames, co-ordinating volunteer fieldworkers, as well as supporting farmers with advice.  We also link into national working groups, including the well-established Curlew Forum.

For more information about the Upper Thames Wader Group please contact Mike Pollard, UTWG Chair:

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