COVID-19 Update 4th January: Society reserves remain open, however all hides are still closed, and the society walks and events program has been suspended until further notice. We will be publishing reports of rare birds in the County where it is felt it is safe to do so, please do continue to send in all records. See the Society Homepage for more information and a fuller statement from the board.
Cornish Choughs: The Society is now maintaining the dedicated Chough sightings database for Cornwall, adding to the many thousands of records received from birders and members of the public since 2001. Please send your sightings to firstname.lastname@example.org including, date, place, 6 fig grid ref if possible, and notes on any colour rings observed.
Please see the link for an update from the team on what has been a good year for our birds, and of course do continue to send your sightings in over the winter Chough update Dec 2020
Blackcaps: Have you seen a colour-ringed Blackcap in Cornwall this winter? If so, the BTO would love to hear from you! More details on the website here – BTO Blackcap Project
Garden Listing League 2021: Following on from the successes of lockdown listing last year we have decided to run a league for the whole of 2021 for lockdown in January and beyond. More details can be found on the website here- Cornwall Garden Listing League Whether you have fantastic coastal views or a small suburban garden see what you can see and record this year. Good luck! March roundup now published. (Last update 18th April).
Online Bookshop: 12th Jan – we have added a further selection of second hand birding and natural history books to our online bookshop click Here to browse and find a bargain!
Sensitive Breeding Birds: Now that the breeding season is upon us we are resuming our policy of withholding reports of sensitive breeding (and potential breeding) birds in the County. Please keep sending in your reports via email@example.com as all records will still go into the county database, and thus be available for the annual report, research and conservation. Remember, the welfare of the birds comes first. The full list of species including RBBP and Schedule 1 species can be found on the website Here. Please always bear this in mind when sharing information on social media too.
Fancy living on Looe Island? There is an exciting opportunity for a couple or two good friends to reside in the island’s bell tent and assist the wardens with day to day management of the reserve and its visitors this summer.
For more information please take a look here: https://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/volunteering-opportunities/volunteer-looe-island-warden
More news and updates from the Society: can be found Here