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Returning corncrakes to England

Posted on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 by Andrew Taylor

  Releasing a corncrake at the Nene Washes Corncrakes are summer visitors to the UK, spending the winter in sub-Saharan Africa. They suffered a dramatic decline during the last century and disappeared from most of the UK except Western Scotland.  Their decline continued until the 1990s when they became the subject of a long-term conservation […]

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Farming for bustards and linnets…

Posted on Friday, October 11th, 2013 by Andrew Taylor

…and plenty more besides! We have been doing lots of work on our second release site over the last few months, all targeted at great bustards but with lots of benefits for other farmland birds too. The site has a range of options funded by Higher Level Stewardship, the government agri-environment scheme, providing nesting habitat, […]

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Releasing bustards in Germany

Posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 by Andrew Taylor

Louise Jane reports on a trip to Germany in September… A four-day autumn visit to the German great bustard project yielded some valuable insights into different ways of releasing birds. It also provided an opportunity to talk through rearing methods, which has given us some interesting new points to consider. During my trip, I visited […]

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