Why the Curlew is in decline on our uplands, and it has little if anything to do with predation by raptors.

The Curlew a declining food source leading to their decline

Richard Benyon MP is a British Conservative Party politician. He was first elected as the MP for Newbury in 2005 and was a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In a Westminster […]

Curlew should be UK’s top conservation concern says RSPB Scotland.

A new study led by RSPB Scotland has called for the curlew, Europe’s largest wading bird, to now be considered the highest conservation priority bird species in the UK.

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A tale of two gamekeepers, lots of grouse and big coveys

The call of the moors while the heather is in bloom and there was a chance of hearing a grouse, curlew, snipe or lapwing calling was irresistible. Don’t tell my wife, but I declined an invitation to join a family party in Paris this week because the moors will always be No […]

Scientific Paper concludes concerns over the impact of natural densities of hen harriers on vulnerable upland waders are unjustified.

The paper and introduction below are all based upon a scientific study undertaken on Langholm moor by Arjun Amar, Simon Thirgood, James Pearce-Higgins and Steve Redpath. The paper was first published in August 2008 and in lay-man’s terms it examines over an 8 year period the effect of predation by specific raptors (hen harrier, peregrine […]