Hawk and Owl Trust Annual Review 2014/15

Find out what has been happening across the Hawk and Owl Trust throughout 2014/15!

It has been a very busy year for the Hawk and Owl Trust across all of our reserves.  The continual development of all of our sites to protect the habitats of wild birds of prey has been one of the key themes and with regular sightings of a range of owls, buzzards, marsh harriers and many more across all of our sites.  Another key theme has been to work with an increasing number of landowners across the British countryside, without which, significant conservation measures would be virtually impossible.

Our new Farmland Bird of Prey Initiative has been a big part of this; we have had an incredible take up from local landowners across East Anglia to work with us in developing their land as habitat for wild birds of prey and providing next boxes to encourage increased breeding success.

Many of our groups across the country have had great success this year, including the East Midlands Group, Bristol and North Somerset Group, South Gloucestershire Group and the South West Projects Team.  For full details on our other groups please refer to the Annual Review.

As for Sculthorpe Moor, it has been a big year for several projects including the completion of the Reed Bed Restoration Appeal, the opening of our new Aerial Boardwalk and Tower Hide and the start of our ‘Sponsor a Board’ campaign to complete our last stretch of riverside boardwalk to make Sculthorpe 100% fully accessible to all.

Plus there is much more to read about on the Urban Peregrine Project, Wildlife Crime Workshops and Coastal Peregrine Research,

So to download and read our latest Annual Review (in PDF format), please just Click Here


Our new reserve signage at Shapwick and a rainbow over the reserve!
Our new reserve signage at Shapwick and a rainbow over the reserve!
Sculthorpe Moors New Aerial Boardwalk and Tower Hide Now Open!
Sculthorpe Moors New Aerial Boardwalk and Tower Hide Now Open!
A new finger post erected on Fylingdales reserve this summer.
A new finger post erected on Fylingdales reserve this summer.

North Somerset and Bristol Group at the North Somerset Agricultural Society Countryside Day

On Wednesday 8th July, the North Somerset and Bristol Group were part of the Countryside Day organised by the North Somerset Agricultural Society. Approximately 2,600 primary school children from Bristol and North Somerset attended the day and learned about different aspects of the journey their food takes from plough to plate. Pupils met a variety… Continue Reading

HOT AGM & Members’ Weekend 2015 Info – Book Now

The 2015 Hawk and Owl Trust AGM & Members’ Weekend will be held at our Sculthorpe Moore Community Nature Reserve near Fakenham, Norfolk on 9, 10 & 11 October 2015 All members and supporters are encouraged to attend our annual get together. Hosts Sculthorpe Moor have planned an extensive programme of events, visits and meetings… Continue Reading

Check Out the Hawk and Owl Trusts Events Listings for Autumn/Winter

Across the Hawk and Owl Trust we have an exciting range or walks, talks and exhibitions taking place throughout the autumn and winter of 2015/2016.   From Sculthorpe Moor, to Shapwick Moor and across several of our national groups, we have a packed calendar of events to keep you busy through the coming months.  Please… Continue Reading

South West Peregrine – A New Look Website

The South West Peregrine team have launched a new look website at the end of yet another busy season of fieldwork, data collection and educational talks. The group has continued to expand it’s number of contributors over the past 12 months. The website takes on a fresh look and includes other frequently encountered species encountered… Continue Reading

Euan’s Guide for Disability Access gives Sculthorpe Moor 5*s

Sculthorpe Moor Receives 5* Reviews for its Disabled Access  We are very proud here at Sculthorpe Moor to share with you the amazing reviews we have received from Euan’s Guide.  To find out what Euan’s Guide is all about please visit there website by Clicking Here. Here is a statement from the founder himself: “The aim… Continue Reading

Reach for the Skies as Sculthorpe Moor Opens it’s Unique New Aerial Boardwalk and Tower Hide

Great News! After 2 years in the planning and 18 months under construction, our new aerial walkway, viewing platform and hide will be opening this Bank Holiday weekend.  We here at Sculthorpe Moor are very excited and can’t wait to share the experience of watching out over the stunning Wensum Valley from this new perspective with you.… Continue Reading

Summer Holiday Kid’s Activity Days at Sculthorpe Moor

For all those parents looking for ways to occupy the kids for the remainder of the summer holidays, then here at Sculthorpe Moor we have the answer.   Tuesday 25 August – Wild Camp Crafts Individual session times run from 10.00am – 12.00pm & 2.00pm – 4.00pm Join us for a selection of exciting kid’s activities,… Continue Reading

Hawk and Owl Trust’s Wildlife Crime Workshops on 28 and 29 September 2015

Are you a bird watcher or someone who spends time in the countryside and are against raptor persecution? The one day Wildlife Crime Workshops, to be held at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 September 2015 are for you. This is the place to learn how to recognise, record and report… Continue Reading