November 12, 2008


Curlew: Rare Migrant

As with most costal waders, Curlew sightings are unusual in the borough, and are therefore few and far between.

Latest Sightings:

None in the last 5 years

Historical Information:
  • Curlew are reported as having been present (but less than five times) at Hainault Forest pre 2003 by the late Mr. Mike Dennis
  • Curlew have been recorded flying over Wanstead Flats some years ago (date unknown)
  • In the 1997 edition of Dominic Mitchells 'Where to watch birds in the London area', Curlew are listed as a 'passage wanderer' at Fairlop Waters.

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