News: conservation

Curlew and Corncrake Projects at Pensthorpe Summer 2023

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Chicks a-plenty!

We had an exciting summer at Pensthorpe in 2023 . It was very busy for the Avicultural team with 43 curlews released, 94 corncrakes released, 5 greater flamingos hatched, 2 red crowned crane chicks, and over 20 chicks of various species in the wader aviary! It’s been a successful year on the corncrake project with… Read more »

Charly Barnes

December 21, 2023

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Ruffs in the wader aviary

It’s a flurry of activity in the wader aviary at the moment with avocet, shoveler, turtle dove and bearded tit chicks and the ruff displaying with their elegant plumage. Male ruff have large colourful manes of feathers around their necks and shoulders, which provided the inspiration for their name. In the spring male ruff converge… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

July 4, 2023

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Volunteers’ Week 2023 – A Celebration of the Hard Work and Dedication of Volunteers

Volunteers Week is a national celebration of the hard work and dedication of volunteers across the UK. This year, Volunteers Week takes place from 1-7 June. Volunteers make a vital contribution to our communities. They work in a wide range of settings, from schools and hospitals to charities and community groups. They give their time,… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

May 31, 2023

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World Curlew Day

World Curlew Day is a global awareness day that celebrates the curlew, a large wading bird that is found in many parts of the world. The day is held on April 21st, which is the feast day of Saint Beuno, the patron saint of curlews. Curlews are beautiful and iconic birds. They are known for… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

April 21, 2023