ARCHIVE: Set-aside and Environmental Benefits

Stone Curlew

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These birds are waders and come inland to breed, moving to the coasts in the colder months. They are mainly active at dusk and throughout the night. Again they are considered a High priority with respect to conservation activities. They favour large, open fields, often on chalk downs with a lack of hedges giving an uninterrupted view of the terrain. Stone Curlews benefit from a sandy, stony area with little cover preferably next to a grassy area.

Discuss management plans with the RPA as special permission may be required.

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