Here you can find out about the past and present conservation projects we have been involved in, whether on a field, advice or financial basis, using funds raised by Raptor Aid. Each project is important for many reasons. Conservation projects like the ones below are often lengthy and expensive but can be immensely rewarding, find out more by clicking on the links.
School Projects – Check out our School Projects page to see how we are taking conservation into schools and helping children with a greater understanding of their environment and how they can conserve it.
Chester Peregrine Watch – In 2017 we started monitoring the Peregrine falcons nesting in Chester City. The 2019 breeding season saw us roll out our own urban Peregrine watch to help the general public learn and observe their resident Peregrine family but also the broader subject of raptor conservation. We have also worked alongside two construction companies to make sure their developments benefited the Peregrines. Check it out here.
North Wales Peregrine Falcon Ecology – We first got invited as climbing support for a long standing Peregrine study taking part in North Wales. We are pleased to say we are now a very active part of this study and have recently branched out into finding out more about rural Peregrines especially nesting in quarries. This has included the use of Raptor Aid funded camera traps at nest sites to identify prey items and individual birds. Check out the blog for future updates.
Monitoring Barn owls in Cheshire – As part of the Broxton Barn owl group in Cheshire we monitor a number of nest boxes under licence. You can find out more here.
Tawny owl nest box scheme, Gloucestershire – As part of the Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group and with funding through the Gloucestershire Naturalist Society Raptor Aid and fellow raptor conservationist Rich Harris have launched a Tawny owl nest box scheme in parts of the county to monitor Populations and breeding densities.
Little owl nest box scheme, Gloucestershire and Cheshire – Coming soon as part of continued work with GRMG above, we will be looking at the decline and current population status of the Little owl in these two counties.
General Bird of Prey Monitoring and Ringing – Along with other like-minded raptor field workers Jimmi of Raptor Aid also monitors a number of other raptor species around the country under license. You can find out more about what and where in regular blog updates and about the British Trust for Ornithology ringing scheme here.
The rest of the World
Check out our conservation map to see where we have worked so far around the rest of the world. We have big plans to expand this over the next twelve months including vulture conservation in South Africa, bird of prey rehabilitation in India and Cultural conflicts in various locations. Keep an eye on the blog for updates.