May 2018 News

Personal Privacy Data Regulations – in line with new laws brought into effect midnight May 24th 2018.

“The personal data of Society members is held on the CBWPS Database for Society purposes only so that we can provide services in accordance with our Membership Terms and Conditions. We do not share personal data, except in the case of name and address which are supplied to the distributors of the quarterly newsletter and annual report. Data is deleted on termination of membership, except in relation to Gift Aid Declarations which are required to be held for six years. Members can request a copy of their own personal data held by the Society and this will be provided in Microsoft Excel Format or in hard copy if so desired. Please contact [email protected] if you wish to see a copy of the information held. The Society will occasionally contact members by email about news and events relevant to their membership.”

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.

Saturday 5th May Cornwall Bird Race – get out and about in the county to see how many bird species you can record on your local patch, garden or in the County as a whole. You can enter as a team, or go green, and record your sightings to the BTO’s Birdtrack. More details here – May Bird Race

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! …

More on County Wildlife Sites here – Cornwall Wildlife Trust – County Wildlife Sites leaflet pdf