Thursday, 10 May 2012

Appeal for Curlew Records

BirdWatch Ireland is urgently appealing for records from Donegal, Cavan, Leitrim and Monaghan of the now rare and endangered Curlew.  They breed mostly on bogs and rushy pastures and at this time of year when they are nesting, they may be seen displaying over moorland or farmland and making their distinctive bubbling call as they circle their territories.  Once common throughout the north and west of Ireland, indications are that the species is on the verge of extinction in the country.  Daniel Moloney, Curlew Fieldworker, is asking people to phone him with any records of breeding pairs on 085 7398411 or to email him at  Records can also be submitted via the Cry of the Curlew page of the BirdWatch Ireland website ( where you can also listen to the bird’s call.

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