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Volunteer bird surveyors wanted!

Fri, 2017-02-10 16:05
Bird surveys

There are breeding birds throughout Morecambe Bay, with some areas being better than others for a whole variety of reasons. Knowing what species breed where and in what numbers will inform and guide our work towards making things better for breeding birds.

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Coastal Community Team for Morecambe Bay

Fri, 2017-01-20 00:01

Morecambe Bay Partnership and South Lakeland District Council are delighted to announce success for Morecambe Bay in the latest round of Coastal Community Teams announced on 20 Jan 2017 by the Coastal Communities Minister Andrew Percy.

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Helping the birds of the Bay

Thu, 2016-12-22 11:15
Natural Ambassadors

Did you know thousands of waders and wildfowl feed on the Bay's sands and mudflats? It's the second most important place for wintering birds in the UK.

Sadly there have been declines in the number of overwintering birds. Unintentional disturbance by people is cited as one of the problems. The main issue is around the high tide period when birds can’t access their food and their sole focus is on saving energy and keeping warm. When birds take flight they use 12 times as much energy, eating into vital resources which keep them alive through the winter.

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