What we're looking for
Powderham Marshes is a reserve featuring marshland and wetland habitats with canals and rivers, and arable fields managed for farmland birds. We keep this special place just the way the birds like them, by cutting the grass for hay and controlling the water levels. Grazing cattle help keep the grass just the right length. We also manage the arable fields by planting and stubbling the crops, managing hedgerows and buffer strips. On this reserve, we are extremely fortunate to have a small population of Cirl Buntings! Now completely confined to South West England, this charming relative of the Yellowhammer needs your help. We need enthusiastic, outgoing individuals to monitor and top up the various feeding areas we have for them, so that we may see Cirl Buntings thrive and make a comeback!