April 2018 News

Guidelines for submissions of bird news: We welcome submission of all bird news from anyone, CBWPS member or not. To make it easier to collate submissions we would ask you to follow the Guidelines for Submissions which can be found HERE

Willow Tit Survey 2017/2018: Following on from last year, new sites are available and can be found on the updated webpage Here

County Listing 2018: Last year around 300 species were recorded in the county. The County List 2018, Yearlisting and Green Birding can all be found in the drop-down menu under the ‘Resources’ tab above – or Here, along with latest news on Bird Races and the Green Challenge.

RSPB surveys and monitoring 2018: can you help? Corn Buntings in the Newquay area, and Snipe and other rare breeding waders on Bodmin Moor are being especially targeted this year. Please see the News Page for more details or to assist.

Volunteering Opportunities: The National Trust in West Cornwall are looking for bird enthusiasts who may wish to volunteer their time to help carry out bird surveys at some of our countryside sites, to help measure the effects of habitat management. Sites that will be surveyed twice per year on an ongoing basis include Porthminster, Zennor head, Gurnards head, Boswednack, Botallack, Kenidjack, Mayon cliff, Penberth, Cudden point, Trewavas and Trenow. If you are interested, please contact Shaun Boyns, one of the National Trust Area Rangers on 07881 811481 for more information.

Sensitive Data: Now that the breeding season is with us again, we are resuming our policy of witholding reports of sensitive breeding (and potential breeding) birds. Where appropriate, we will endeveavour to release news of “interesting” birds, but our first duty is to protect the birds themselves. Please keep sending in your reports, even though they will not appear on the website, as they will still go into the county database and thus be available for the annual report, research and conservation. Thanks for your understanding.
As way of a reminder, here are a few key links to bear in mind:
The Birdwatchers Code  The Nature Photographers Code  Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981  Schedule 1 Birds

Cornwall’s local wildlife sites are UNDER THREAT by planned changes to National Planning Policy – please complete the simple e-petition on Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s website to ‘Save our Wildlife’ – it takes 2 minutes! https://e-activist.com/page/23394/action/1 …