Saturday 21 April 2018

World Curlew Day

Today is World Curlew Day

Celebrate these wonderful birds. 
Photo Elis Simpson

Curlews are amazing birds. 
They are not just lovely to look at, they are pleasant to listen to as well.

Eurasian Curlew
Long-billed Curlew
Bristle-thighed Curlew
Eastern Curlew
Little Curlew
Photo Ric Else
But remember, there is a serious side to this celebration, two species of Curlew are almost certainly already extinct and have become so in my lifetime. 
Let's not have any more go the same way.

Slender-billed Curlew
Eskimo Curlew

Celebrate the Curlew 
art exhibition, fund raising event in support of Curlew conservation.
St Lawrence Church annexe

Wednesday 25th April 7.30pm

Wader Quest talk: New Moon on the Wane – The Curse of the Curlews:

Recommended Curlew Books.
Out now!
Curlew Moon by Mary Colwell.

See review on p 23 Wader Quest newsletter.

Curlew Calling
An anthology of poetry, nature writing and images in celebration of Curlew: 
Edited by Karen Lloyd
Wader Quest has a limited stock available at £10 plus p&p all money goes to Karen for Curlew projects.

Last of the Curlews
Fred Bodsworth

Orison for a Curlew
Horatio Clare

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