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14 December 2015

RSPB need volunteers to help bring Corncrakes back to Northern Ireland


The corncrake was once an iconic bird across Northern Ireland. People have fond memories of listening to its loud and distinctive crex-crex call on a summers evening. Sadly, over the last century their numbers have dropped dramatically and they are no longer a familiar sound of the countryside. The RSPB is working hard to turn the fortunes of this species around, but we need your help. We're creating large areas of corncrake cover on Rathlin Island in an effort to attract these enigmatic birds back to breed. This project involves a variety of tasks, from digging up nettle roots to clearing brambles from field boundaries to make way for new fencing. Volunteering with the RSPB is a great way to meet new like-minded people, learn more about nature, gain experience in conservation, and have lots of fun in the process!

To get involved and play your part in this amazing project, please contact RSPB on corncrakeni@rspb.org.uk or call our headquarters on 028 9049 1547