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The Cornish ChoughsIn 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.
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The Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s biggest wildlife survey, with millions of people taking part every year. The RSPB also runs the Big Schools Birdwatch, which many schools across the UK take part in every year. (http://www.rspb.org.uk/schoolswatch/) The Lizard Chough Club at … Continue reading
In July, we were pleased to be asked to join in with the Lafrowda celebrations. In keeping with this year’s theme for Lafrowda, (the Alternative Olympics), we hosted the ‘Chough Olympics’; a range of traditional carnival games specially adapted with a chough … Continue reading
We can’t thank you enough for the support and love everyone has given the choughs not only in 2011 but for the past 10 years since their return but we are going to try! We had a fantastic and very … Continue reading
Over the last fortnight Cat has been visiting primary schools throughout West Cornwall introducing Charlie (our new furry chough friend) and the ‘Return of the Chough’ story through a number of assemblies and chough based activity sessions. The sessions are … Continue reading