Axholme and Idle farmland birds project
Supporting farmers across the Isle of Axholme and River Idle washlands to help farmland birds. Engaging local people in understanding and celebrating countryside wildlife.
- Help 75 per cent of the project area achieve farmland bird-friendly status by 2024.
- 4.5 square kilometres of farmland bird-friendly features in place by 2024, such as wild-bird cover and nectar flower mixtures.
- Demonstrate recovery of local populations of arable birds through monitoring of at least 30 sites by 2024.
- 2013 - first farmland bird surveys completed on nine sites, recording 89 species. We had a stand at the family day with Abel & Cole at Pollybell Organic Farm.
- 2014 - we met new and existing farmers and volunteers in Epworth in March, and completed a second set of farmland bird surveys on 11 sites, recording 63 species. We shared the project with the local community on an RSPB stand at the Festival of the Plough in September, and ran a farmland bird walk in October for surveyors, sharing experiences and practising surveying skills.
- 2015 - the third round of baseline bird surveys was completed on another 14 sites.
- Humberhead Levels Partnership
- Bird guide: corn bunting
- Bird guide: curlew
- Bird guide: grey partridge
- Bird guide: lapwing
- Bird guide: linnet
- Bird guide: reed bunting
- Bird guide: skylark
- Bird guide: tree sparrow
- Bird guide: turtle dove
- Bird guide: yellow wagtail
- Bird guide: yellowhammer
- RSPB Futurescapes: Humberhead Levels
- RSPB Futurescapes: Trent and Tame River Valleys