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People of Kerry urged to report sightings of rare bird to help conservation

Apr 18, 2021 17:04 By radiokerrynews
People of Kerry urged to report sightings of rare bird to help conservation People of Kerry urged to report sightings of rare bird to help conservation
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The people of Kerry are being urged to report sightings of a rare bird as a project is underway to help with its conservation.

The red-billed chough bird, a member of the crow family, is most commonly associated with the western Atlantic counties, yet their population is rapidly declining.

For the next two months, KRC Ecological and ALC Nature will be running a national survey of these birds on behalf of National Parks & Wildlife Service all around the Irish coastline.

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Dr Sinéad Cummins, who's leading the project, says the data gathered is very important to protect and enhance the small and precious chough population around Ireland.

The survey team is very keen to hear any observations people have of these birds, especially inland, and they can be reported at this webpage, this email address, or by calling 089 278 5603.

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