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We’re Recruiting: Field Research Volunteers - February 5th, 2018

We are recruiting part-time unpaid Field Volunteers to continue an existing project with the Hawk Conservancy Trust. The project is a study of the biodiversity at different sites. We are looking for volunteers with experience in small mammal trapping and small mammal identification skills. Experience with other surveying techniques such as bird point counts, invertebrate pitfall trapping and vegetation transects would be excellent! The fieldwork is flexible however you would need to provide a minimum of one trapping session per week commitment on an ongoing basis, and have a full driving licence with access to your own transport as you […]

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Raffle Winner Announced - January 5th, 2018

Congratulations to Colin Wyatt, the winner of our raffle to win a stunning Barn Owl sculpture. Given the time of year, we just had to let some of Father Christmas’ elves present the prize! The stunning piece was created in metal and wood by artist Diccon Dadey. For those of you not lucky enough to win on this occasion, keep an eye out for our 2018 art raffle.

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The Joys of Winter - November 10th, 2017

This is always a funny time of year for our Bird Team; moving from the hectic schedule of our high season into the winter timetable, there is so much change that happens all of a sudden.

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Have you ever wanted to help with the Trust’s research? - November 3rd, 2017

The Trust undertakes a number of UK-based research projects aimed at monitoring the status of a number of UK raptor species. Although the majority of this work is performed by members of our Conservation and Research Department, there are a number of other aspects to these projects we are unable to perform due to lack of manpower. To get around this problem, we have identified ways in which you can help.

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The highs and lows of Ben and James’s fundraising challenges - October 20th, 2017

Last month, Ben and James took on the challenges they set themselves in order to raise funds for critically endangered vultures. Thank you to everyone who has supported them.

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Christmas with the Hawk Conservancy Trust - October 6th, 2017

We have Christmas all wrapped up to allow you to bag those perfect gifts, enjoy special family events and remain stress free.

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What happens to birds after they are released from the National Bird of Prey Hospital™? - September 4th, 2017

Each year, the Trust admits dozens of sick and injured birds into its National Bird of Prey Hospital™. After receiving expert veterinary treatment and rehabilitation, many of these birds are then released back into the wild. As part of an assessment of the success of our treatment and rehabilitation programme, all released birds are fitted with a BTO metal ring. Several of these birds (usually Tawny or Barn Owls) have since been re-encountered during checks of local nest boxes. Although useful, the low recovery rate of ringed birds means that it can take a long time to generate enough data […]

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Success at BIAZA Awards - August 10th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that we have been presented with two awards at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) annual awards ceremony.

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New Long-eared Owls - August 10th, 2017

In April of 2017 our team was joined by two adorable balls of fluff.

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Ben v James - August 10th, 2017

This year, two members of our bird team, James and Ben, will be challenging themselves in order to raise funds for critically endangered vultures.

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