Recently, we caught up with WWF-Pakistan Project Manager Jamshed Chaudry about Changa Manga conservation breeding centre in Pakistan, which holds a population of Critically Endangered Asian White-backed Vultures and is part of our Pakistan Vulture Restoration Project.
Enter our fundraising raffle to win this money-can’t-buy experience to be an extra member of our bird team for the day! You and a friend will join us for a full day when we will invite you behind-the-scenes to areas not normally open to the public. You will have an opportunity to help with the day-to-day care of our birds, including handling, flying and enrichment sessions. Plus there’ll be a chance to work with a variety of species that call the Trust home, whilst learning more about the techniques we use to train our birds. On this special day, there […]
We’re excited to share that our Registrar and Bird Team member, Ryan Stephens is taking part in this year’s London Marathon. Ryan is hoping to raise £6500 to support the vital work of the National Bird of Prey HospitalTM. He has never run a marathon before – so it is a big challenge! Ryan shares his story about finding solace in running, and how your support can make a difference: “Growing up I was never really a sporty person. I enjoyed playing a little bit of badminton and tennis, but apart from that, I was always side-lined during PE lessons. […]
Here at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, we’re all about birds. But it’s not just birds of prey that call our grounds home! James Knight from our Bird Team tells us about the fascinating songbirds that you can see, and hear, around the Trust. ‘As a member of the Bird Team that lives on site, I am incredibly fortunate to be able to wander around the grounds outside of opening hours. As part of our duties once the Trust is closed, we make sure that all of the birds are healthy and safe before putting them to bed for the night. […]
Simon Christer, a member of the Bird Team, gives us an insight into working with our iconic Bald Eagles: ‘When visiting the Hawk Conservancy Trust, you will have seen our incredible Bald Eagles in our Valley of the Eagles display or you may have had the privilege to have our Bald Eagle Orion fly to you on an experience day. Wallace is the youngest of our Bald Eagles at the Trust, he is only two years old, so he looks very different to the others, they have the well-known white head and tail. It can take a Bald Eagle up […]
On this episode Hannah and Tom welcome journalist, marine biologist and wildlife filmmaker, Dawood Qureshi (they/she), to hear all about their love of wildlife. From Ospreys to Dinosaurs, Bumblebees to Chocolate-chip Starfish, Dawood will share their passion for storytelling as a way to raise awareness for nature and what it’s like working for the BBC Natural History Unit.
Tom Morath, Bird Team We often talk about the bond that we build with the birds on the bird team – a working relationship built on confidence and trust from both sides is vital if our birds are to be properly cared for. The strongest of all of these relationships, I think, are the ones built from the very beginning.
We are sad to announce that Madeleine, one of our Secretary Birds, passed away last Thursday (24.03.22). At the grand old age of 34, he reached the end of his healthy life. The kind, yet difficult decision was taken to send him peacefully to sleep and to avoid any ongoing suffering from a heart condition brought on by old age.