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Skydancer is an exciting four-year project aimed at raising awareness and promoting the conservation of hen harriers in the north of England.
Most people have never seen a hen harrier, but once seen it is rarely forgotten. This bird is a beautiful, agile hunter, and its aerobatic sky dances are among the most awesome spectacles in nature.
Unfortunately, with only a handful of pairs still breeding successfully in England, the hen harrier is currently a species on the brink.
Find out more about the hen harrier story and what you can do to help save hen harriers before it's too late!
Posted by Chris Collett
Posted by Blánaid Denman
Help one of our most threatened birds of prey by taking part in our Hen Harrier Hero Awards and find out all about these spectacular skydancers! More...
If you think you’ve seen a hen harrier please let us know by calling or emailing us. Information on what it looked like, where it was (grid reference if possible), and what it was doing (eg flying north, hunting, carrying nesting material) can help us keep to track of these birds and identify where they might be nesting.
Tel: 0845 4600121* E-mail: email@example.com
* calls charged at local rates
Get in touch - we'd love to hear from you
Telephone: 0191 2334314
We are the proud winners of this year’s National Lottery Award for Best Education Project. A massive thank you to the 7,500 people, who took the time to vote for this project. In doing so, you have helped us gain national media attention for England's hen harriers and highlight their plight to millions of people.
See what we're up to
Watch footage from a hen harrier nest in Bowland during 2011.
The hen harrier is a Schedule 1 species. Disturbance of these species may only by undertaken by licensed individuals. This footage was obtained under a licence provided by Natural England.
Skydancer is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, United Utilities and SITA Trust, with additional support from the Forestry Commission.