Upper Thames Wader Group Meeting

6.30pm -8.00pm, Monday 18 January 2020 on Zoom

The newly formed Upper Thames Wader Group will be meeting for the first time.

The group aims to bring together everyone involved in action to support our threatened wading birds and their habitats. This includes farmers, landowners, volunteer fieldworkers, local groups and other interested individuals and organisations.

The meeting will include a review of the 2020 breeding season and plans for fieldwork and conservation in 2021.

Guest speaker is Rachel Taylor, Senior Ecologist, BTO Cymru, who will be talking about her research into the ecology of Curlews in Wales, including detailed tracking studies during the breeding season.

You will also hear from David Wilding, Site Manager, RSPB, about the use of temporary electric fencing to protect Curlew nests at Otmoor.

The Upper Thames Wader Group is led by a partnership of organisations and currently comprises RSPB, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, Natural England, Environment Agency, River Thame Conservation Trust and Banbury Ornithological Society. Each organisation focuses on a particular part of the Upper Thames, co-ordinating volunteer fieldworkers, as well as supporting farmers with advice. Thhe group also link into national working groups, including the well-established Curlew Forum.

Registrations

To register for the event please email: contact@thameswaders.org.uk

For more information about the Upper Thames Wader Group please contact Mike Pollard, UTWG Chair: mike@wildoxfordshire.org.uk

Posted: December 11, 2020