We need your votes!

Curlew Action is thrilled to announce our involvement in a competition being held by Leica Sport Optics. The nature charity which gets the most votes before November 1st will win £5000. We don’t want to miss this massive opportunity, so if you have a spare 30 seconds, please vote for us here. Even better, if you want to be in with a chance of winning some additional curlew goodies (as well as helping us do more for curlews), check out our competition on Instagram or Facebook and share the vote with your friends and family. The winner will be announced on November 8th, so get voting and sharing, and watch this space!

Welcome to Curlew Action

Curlews are in crisis: once a common sight they are now one of the world's most threatened birds. Curlew Action is working in Britain and Ireland and with partners overseas to save them.


The Eurasian Curlew, Numenius arquata, was once a common sight across Ireland and the UK and their distinctive calls could be heard along coasts and across farmland, in the lowlands and uplands.

Today, widespread changes to our countryside have seen their numbers dramatically decline, especially over the last 40 years. In Southern Ireland curlews have decreased by over 90%, in Wales by over 80% and on average we have lost 60% throughout England and Scotland since the 1980s.

All this is happening as society is becoming ever more detached from the natural world, we are less connected to nature than at any other time in history. This has to change.

We are supporting curlew conservation across Britain and Ireland, and beyond, by providing practical help, raising awareness, increasing natural history education and by building the relationships needed to give curlews a future.


Curlew Gallery

New unisex t-shirts in our shop...

Visit out Curlew Action Shop to see our new range of unisex adult and child t-shirts.

Our Patron


We are delighted that singer / songwriter David Gray is our Curlew Action Patron.

Click here to learn more about him.

David Gray and Mary Colwell walking for Curlew Action



This website was made possible through the generous support of Restore Our Planet. 

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