COVID-19 update: Society reserves and hides and now all open, but please refer to the Homepage for further information and a fuller statement from the board. We will be restarting the walks program after restrictions are relaxed on 19th July, kicking off with the weekly Pentire and Rumps Nature Walk. The walks last approximately 4 hours and will run through August 2021, covering flora and fauna as well as birds. Walks start at 10am and will be led by Jack Humphrey, Bernard Ide, Alan Taylor and Mike Scawen. Meet at Pentire Farm (SW936803). Phone Countrywise on 01208 812423 to check that walk is on.
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! April/May roundup now published. (Last update 23rd July).
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.
More news and updates from the Society: can be found Here
Protect Pendeen Watch and the surrounding area from unregulated development: We believe that Pendeen Watch and the surrounding area deserves additional protection from development due to its spectacular natural scenery, importance for wildlife, and recreational value to the local community. The area provides vital habitat for sensitive species such as the Cornish Chough and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Butterfly. To find out more and sign an important petition please look here: https://www.change.org/p/cornwall-council-protect-pendeen-watch-and-adjacent-areas-from-unconstrained-development?use_react=false&v2=falsev