Breeding Curlews, Antrim Hills

As many of you know, Curlew breeding numbers in Ireland are falling. Numbers have fallen to such an extent in Donegal that there are only 4 breeding pairs left there.
It may therefore interest readers of this blog to learn about the work of one of our contributors, Neal Warnock. Neal works as Project Officer for the RSPB in the hills of Glenwherry, Co Antrim. This year he surveyed 55 farms totalling over 1500 Hectares for breeding Curlew. The positive news is that this year there were 26 breeding pairs identified so highlighting the importance of the whole area and this work.

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