WATCH THIS SPACE - CFE bird events coming soon

Last updated: 02 Dec 2016

CFE farmland bird events

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CFE will be running a series of events across the country in early 2017 providing advice and guidance on managing the farm for birds. Dates and venues will be announced soon, so watch this space!

The events will look at CFE Voluntary Measures that support farmland birds, and look at the importance of retaining relevant agri-environment options wherever possible, particularly field margins. These can help birds with the ‘hungry gap’ when food sources are low.  Good hedgerow management can also be important for supporting farmland birds.

These events will complement the ID days that happen on the run up to the Big Farmland Bird Count. The 2017 Big Farmland Bird Count will take place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 12th February 2017.

In certain key counties, CFE will particularly focus on good farmland management to benefit the turtle dove. This iconic bird is under threat for a number of reasons, including a parasite, hunting on migratory routes and loss of habitat in wintering grounds. Shortage of nesting sites and sources of food is also a factor, and events in Kent, Sussex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire will look at measures that can be included alongside the farm business to help turtle doves.

Below are details of events confirmed so far.

The online booking system will be available soon.

You can also book using the automated National Booking System on 02476 858 897.

Date

County

Event

Location

Postcode

Time

01/02/2017

Cheshire

Farmland birds

Meadow Bank Farm, Broxton, Cheshire.

CH3 9JS

10:30-14:00

03/02/2017

Herefordshire

Growing Farmland Birds

Sidnall Farm, Pencombe

HR7 4RP

12:30-15:00

07/02/2017

Staffordshire

Farmland Habitats for Farmland Birds

Brook Farm, Portleys Lane, Drayton Bassett, Tamworth

B78 2AB

10:30-13:30

09/02/2017

Shropshire

Farmland Habitats for Farmland Birds

Dorrington Hall Farm, Woore, Crewe

CW3 9RR

10:30-13:00

14/02/2017

N Yorkshire

Boundaries for birds

Throstle Nest, Sproxton, Nr Helmsley, York

YO62 5EQ

09:30-12:30

14/02/2017

N Yorkshire

Boundaries for birds

Throstle Nest, Sproxton, Nr Helmsley, York

YO62 5EQ

13:00-16:00

14/02/2017

Warwickshire

Growing Farmland Birds

Tubbs End Farm, Butlers Marston

CV35 0NA

10:00-12:30

16/02/2017

S Yorkshire

Boundaries for birds

New Hall Farm, Ardsley, Barnsley

S71 5EZ

13:00-16:00

17/02/2017

N Yorkshire

Boundaries for birds

Westfield Farm, Langtoft, Driffield,

YO25 3BT

13:00-16:00

21/02/2017

Lancashire

What can you do for birds on your farm?

Manor House Farm, Hoole Lane, Nateby, Preston,

PR3 0LN10:30-13:30

21/02/2017

Wiltshire

Farmland birds

YO25 3BT

SN14 6DR

10:30-13:30

27/02/2017

Durham

Boundaries for birds

Dropswell Farm, Trimdon Village,

TS29 6NL

10:30-12:30

28/02/2017

Northumberland

Boundaries for birds

Longbank farm, Longhoughton, Alnwick, NE66 3AP

NE66 3AP

13:00-16:00

02/03/2017

Buckinghamshire

Making Progress with Farmland Birds

Rectory Farm, Tingewick, Buckinghamshire

MK18 4PD

10:30-15:00

03/03/2017

Wiltshire

Farmland birds

Village Hall, Wootton Rivers, Marlborough

SN8 4NQ

10:30-13:30

07/03/2017

Lincolnshire

Protecting your Natural Capital

Louth Park Farm, Louth Park, Keddington, Louth

LN11 7HL

10:15-13:15

08/03/2017

Derbyshire

Protecting your Natural Capital

Bluebell Dairy, Locko Rd, Derby

DE21 7AR

10.45-15.00

09/03/2017

Lincolnshire

Protecting your Natural Capital

Riseholme College, Riseholme Park, Lincoln

LN2 2LG

10:15-13:15

09/03/2017

Norfolk

Farmland Birds: Mixes, Margins and Habitat Management

Malthouse Farm, Horningtoft, Dereham, Norfolk

NR20 5DS

10:00-13:00

10/03/2017

Worcestershire

Growing Farmland Birds

Saldons Farm, Himbleton, WR9 7LE

WR9 7LE

10.30 – 12.30

14/03/2017

Northamptonshire

Protecting your Natural Capital

West Lodge Farm Park, Back Lane, Desborough, Kettering

NN14 2SH

10:15-14:00

14/03/2017

Essex

Farmland Birds: Mixes, Margins and Habitat Management

Parks Farm, Cock Road, Little Maplestead, Halstead, Essex,

CO9 2SH

10:00-13:00

15/03/2017

Hampshire

Making Progress with Farmland Birds

Rotherfield Park, East Tisted, Alton, Hampshire (meet at East Tisted village hall)

GU34 3QW

10:30-15:00

15/03/2017

Kent

Making Progress with Farmland Birds

Target Farm, Marden, Kent (meet at local hall)

TN12 9JX

10:30-15:00

16/03/2017

Suffolk

Farmland Birds: Mixes, Margins and Habitat Management

Covehill Farm, North Cove, Barnby, Beccles, Suffolk

NR34 7QR

10:00-13:00

16/03/2017

Nottinghamshire

Protecting your Natural Capital

Cotham & Rhodes, Park Farm, Blyth, Worksop

S81 8EW

10:15-13:15

21/03/2017

Devon

Encouraging Farmland Birds

Uppincott Farm, Shobrooke, Crediton

EX17 1BE

10:30-13:00

21/03/2017

Cambridgeshire

Farmland Birds: Mixes, Margins and Habitat Management

A F Pemberton (Thorney Farms) Ltd, East Wryde Farm, Wisbech Road, Thorney,  Peterborough

PE6 0TG

10:00-13:00

22/03/2017

Bedfordshire

Farmland Birds: Mixes, Margins and Habitat Management

Frank Redman & Sons, College Farm, Lower Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire,

MK45 4HJ

10:00-13:00

23/03/2017

Sussex

Making Progress with Farmland Birds

Perching Manor Farm, Fulking, West Sussex

BN5 9LR

10:30-15:00

29/03/2017

Surrey

Making Progress with Farmland Birds

Pierrepont Farm, Frensham, Surrey

GU10 3BS

10:30-15:00

To be confirmed

Cumbria, Dorset

Event Start Date:

01 Jan 2017 10:33

Event End Date:

31 Mar 2017 10:33

Postcode:

CV8 2TZ