Press Releases - January 2015

  • Derbyshire Farmers take on the ID bird challenge

    Derbyshire Farmers take on the ID bird challenge

    The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), supported by Limestone Journeys in partnership with Lesley Sharpe, a local farmland environment adviser will be giving Derbyshire farmers an opportunity of learning how to identify the everyday birds that live on their farms by attending a farmland bird ID day on the 5th February at Elmton, near Bolsover in Derbyshire.

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  • Farmers in Essex take on the ID bird challenge

    Farmers in Essex take on the ID bird challenge

    The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) together with the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) is giving farmers an opportunity of learning how to identify the everyday birds that live on their farms by attending a farmland bird ID day on the 5th February at Little Braxted, Witham, Essex.

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  • A herd of wrens or a wisp of snipe – farmers take on the challenge of counting their birds

    A herd of wrens or a wisp of snipe – farmers take on the challenge of counting their birds

    A murder of crows, a charm of goldfinch, a wisp of snipe, a covey of partridge, a desert of lapwings, an exaltation of skylarks, a parliament of owls, a murmuration of starlings and a herd of wrens are some of the wonderful collective nouns for many of the bird species that will be counted on farmland across the UK during the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count next month.

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  • Nottingham Farmers urged to prepare for the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Nottingham Farmers urged to prepare for the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is giving farmers an opportunity of learning how to identify the everyday birds that live on their farms by attending a farmland bird ID day on the 30th January at Hall Farm, Linby, Notts. 

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