On April 21st I set out on a 500 mile walk to raise money and awareness about the decline of curlews. Please help me to help curlews.
by marycolwell1 in Bristol
Good luck Mary - I had read that these lovely birds were disappearing rapidly so was very pleased to see an article about your walk in today's I paper, by Michael McCarthy. I live very near Crosby beach in Liverpool and these little birds are a beautiful and intrinsic part of the beach - will look forward to your updates.
I love the sound of curlews on the uplands and they are almost gone as a breeding bird in Wales. They are classified as 'near threatened' globally due to population declines in key populations and are not far off the criterion for globally threatened. Good luck, Mary.
The very best of luck, Mary. The sound of a curlew is so evocative of the uplands and estuaries where I have spent so much time in my life, and I do not want to imagine the countryside without it.
My father once told me that the curlew was 'the BBC bird' because its call was used so often in radio programmes to evoke the sense of the wild. Good luck with your walk, I hope it brings you joy x
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