In 2001 choughs returned to Cornwall after a long absence. They were not re-introduced, but wild birds from southern Ireland looking for a new home. Three birds settled on the Lizard, a pair bred and since then the chough population has gone from strength to strength - in 2012 five pairs fledged 18 young, a record year.
Choughs back where they belong, 21st century emblems for Cornwall. Fantastic!
We will put more information on this fledgling site in the coming months to provide you with interesting facts, figures and updates on these wonderful birds.
The RSPB's education work in Cornwall is being delivered through the Local Action For Rural Communities Programme by the West Cornwall Local Action Group on behalf of the South West of England Regional Development Agency with Defra as the Managing Authority, and is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for European Development 2007-2013: Europe investing in rural areas.