Latest News - Aviculture
7 May 2020
Red-crowned cranes at Pensthorpe|
Red-crowned cranes are the rarest species we have here at Pensthorpe. Pensthorpe Conservation Trust have a very special link with the species, thanks to the International Crane Foundation (ICF).
24 Apr 2020
Crane population hits record levels|
A joint conservation effort for the UK crane population has yielded impressive results, with a total population now believed to be over 200 birds - a new record.
6 Feb 2020
January 2020 – Aviculture|
Chrissie reflects on January discussing how two of our wardens attended the the BIAZA Native Species and Field Conservation Conference at Chester Zoo; attending talks on behalf of Pensthorpe Natural Park and the PCT as well as the annual bird count, an important part of our work and a key element of our zoological requirements...
31 Jan 2020
World Wetlands Day 2020|
To highlight the global significance of this habitat, our conservation experts here have written a blog to explain the challenges wetland habitats face and the part that our team plays in conserving wetlands.
9 Jan 2020
December 2019 – Aviculture|
Chrissie discusses in her look back on December our long-time friend, Professor David Bellamy OBE, as well as the preparations taken for the red squirrels, as we head into a key mating period...
8 Nov 2019
October 2019 – Aviculture|
Our Head of Species Manager, Chrissie, discusses our wonderful wardens, the progress of our flamingo chick, as well as the revamp work carried out in our Wader Aviary...
27 Sep 2019
World Rivers Day|
To celebrate World Rivers Day we have written a short piece discussing the River Wensum.
25 Sep 2019
BBC TV’s Countryfile visits Pensthorpe Natural Park|
We were delighted when BBC TV’s Countryfile got in touch to say that they wanted to report on some of our conservation work with corncrakes and red squirrels.
4 Sep 2019
Don’t forget the silver lining!|
With the Conservation Optimism Summit being held this week, our Wildlife Education Officer highlights reasons to be optimistic about the future of wildlife.
21 May 2019
Red-crowned crane: An endangered species|
The majestic red-crowned crane has been categorised as endangered on IUCN’s red-list since 2000...
19 Apr 2019
Bat Management at Pensthorpe|
Our Reserve Manager Richard looks at how we manage the native species of bat that call Pensthorpe home...
1 Feb 2019
World Wetlands Day|
Wetlands provide both water and food to us all and help to control flooding and tidal surges yet we still fail to truly appreciate them.