Photo of the week

Purple Heron, Goonhilly, Lizard, 19/5/22, Steven Wood

Photo of the week

Purple Heron, Goonhilly, Lizard, 19/5/22, Steven Wood

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Our Latest news

Walmsley Sanctuary Access – May 2022

The bridge at Trewornan which is our link between parking and accessing Walmsley was hit by a lorry yesterday morning causing serious damage. I’ve been inundated with questions about…

CBWPS Membership Secretary Role

Sadly Carol Hughes, Cornwall Birds Membership Secretary, has decided to step down as Membership Secretary for personal reasons. Carol has in three years vastly improved a system that was…

Military Exercise Cancelled at Colliford Reservoir

Swift action by Cornwall Birds and the South West Lakes Trust has led to the Ministry of Defense deferring a proposed full blown military exercises at Colliford Lake on…