Another Fantastic Breeding Season for Ground Nesting Birds at Elmley
2019 has been a brilliant breeding season for lapwing, redshank and host of other ground nesting birds at Elmley. 336 pairs of lapwing managed to fledge over 429 chicks between April and July, a productivity of 1.27 chicks fledged per brood. An incredible result! The detail below show the full story as recorded by independent surveyors, led by Mr R. Poppe, using the Bolton et al methodology - one count every 3 weeks undertaken five times over the breeding season.
Retreats at Elmley
Immerse yourself in Nature this Summer, we have some beautiful retreats available to book now
Elmley NNR Wetland Bird Survey for February 2019
A huge number of birds in the Swale this month at 47,000 with over 26,000 at Elmley. Highlights are 7000 lapwing, 5 raptor species, Barn and Short Eared Owls and even a Spotted Redshank.
New position available at Elmley - Events and Accommodation Assistant
We have an exciting new position at Elmley and we are looking for someone special to fill it
Wetland Bird Survey 20-21 January 2019
The Wetland Bird Survey was recorded on 20-21 January 2019 across the Swale Special Protected Area for Birds by volunteers. Elmley NNR has two sectors of the Swale - Elmley Marshes and Spitend Marshes. An incredible 23,000 birds were recorded at Elmley NNR and more than 40,000 on the Swale as a whole.