A selfie photo of Mya Bambrick and Mary Colwell

Mya Bambrick dedicates walk to Curlews

In the eighth of her ‘21 Wildlife Walks’, Mya Bambrick visited the Severn and Avon Vales to learn more about the Eurasian Curlew and its conservation – including walking with Curlew Action Founder and Director Mary Colwell, and Curlew Action Trustee Mike Smart. She also met up with Daniel Gornall, Research Officer at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

A hand holding a tag recovered from a Curlew
Daniel Gornall from the WWT holding a tag that had been attached to a chick. (Credit: Mya Bambrick)

Mya's ‘21 Wildlife Walks’ project is a fundraiser for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), for which she is a Youth Representative. She is aiming to raise money for the BTO for her 21st birthday in September, with a goal of £2,100. Half of the fundraised money will go to the BTO’s research, and the other half to BTO Youth.

“It was such a good day with Mya in Gloucestershire, the sun shone (mostly) and the Curlews called across the meadows by the Severn,” says Mary. “We talked all things Curlew and about the great work being done to help them produce more fledged chicks. I’d like to wish Mya the very best of luck with her remaining wild walks and for raising funds for the wonderful BTO. Come back soon Mya!”

Other locations featuring in the ‘21 Wildlife Walks’ include the Knepp Estate, RSPB Weymouth Wetlands (Radipole Lake and Lodmoor) and Walthamstow Wetlands.

You can watch her Curlew episode below, and donate to her fundraiser on JustGiving.

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