Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Slender-billed Curlew – Re found?

Well……….possibly. On the 20th to the 23rd at least. There where 2 reported by a WWF Dutch volunteer whilst surveying the area. A task force from the UK is going to join the finder. Let’s just hope they are verified and they are both Slender-billed Curlews the first confirmed record since 2001! Also this gives some hope that this species is still alive and we might be able to save the Slender-billed Curlew from extinction.

I have always been in the belief that they where not extinct and that there was still some hope in finding the species. At times I have not been so confident but this has refreshed my hope and optimism they are still alive!

See the last post on this thread for full details:

Could my number one bird I want to see more than any other still be alive! Will I get a chance in the future to see this fantastic bird?

I hope you can join me in saying “I want this to be true!”

(Slender-billed Curlew flanked by two Whimbrel)


  1. Keeping everything crossed !!

    My mate is part of the "task force" thats out there at the moment. That site is the traditional SBC wintering site, he was there a little while ago apparently (with no luck) but is now further south. He is on his way back there now tho....

    If they find them I may well be stinking two fingers up to the bank and booking a flight !

  2. Me to! I do think they will be Slender-billed Curlews but I jsut hope they can catch them, tag them and then find the breeding grounds.

    I know someone who saw the two wintering birds back in January 1992 when I was like weeks old.

    If I had the money to go I would! Damn what I would do for two tickets to Morocco. Ever seen that show Banged Up Abroad ;) lol