Could you become a Lapwing Champion?

Lapwing by Mike Eady AWPF

Lapwing by Mike Eady AWPF

Help Lapwings at Parc Slip

Lapwing Champions working on a sunny winter morning

Lapwing Champions working on a sunny winter morning

The Lapwing is an iconic farmland bird which has undergone drastic declines in populations as a result of loss of breeding habitat. Today the lapwing is a UK and Wales priority species requiring urgent positive action.

Over the next few months, we will be working hard to reverse the decline at Parc Slip Nature Reserve, through a series of habitat creation and management projects.

These will include the creation of wetland scrapes and cryptic nesting sites, to the appropriate management of wetlands, meadows and arable fields. In addition to the practical habitat management and creation, the project will also undertake research and monitoring on the reserve and in the wider landscape to better understand and conserve the species in Bridgend.

We are looking for Lapwing Champions to help us with this project.

By helping the Wildlife Trust with this project, you will gain:

•Practical experience of habitat management, including scrub clearance and scrape creation.
•Official certificates presented to Lapwing Champions who complete more than five work parties.
•Enjoyable days working with like minded people to help conserve the lapwing.

If you would like to help us with this project, send Lorna an email to register as a volunteer or come along to our next Lapwing Conservation Day.

All the dates for Lapwing Conservation Days can be found on our events page here.

We look forward to seeing you out on the reserve with us soon!