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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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These smart looking Dartmoor ponies are out on the cliffs near Porthcurno helping to keep vegetation in check.
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
The Cornwall Chough Project team (RSPB, National Trust and Natural England) are delighted to say that Cornwall’s choughs have had another fantastic year. Five nests have successfully produced at least 16 youngsters. We have also witnessed what we believe is the earliest … Continue reading
It has been a busy weekend for us chough people. On Sunday one of our long-standing volunteers David, led a lovely church service at Madron in celebration of wildlife and choughs in particular and we had a small stand at a … Continue reading
Issue 2 of the Chough Project newsletter is here for your Sunday reading pleasure. Issue 2 newsletter