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The RSPB works across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on conservation and advisory work relating to a wide variety of species and habitats including seabirds, choughs, corn buntings and cirl buntings. We also have two reserves here in Cornwall; Hayle Estuary and Marazion Marsh.

Our work on the Lizard

Here on the Lizard, the RSPB works with the National Trust and Natural England to promote the conservation of habitats that support Cornwall’s choughs and to monitor the growing population and protect their nests. Historically, Cornwall, was a stronghold for choughs, but due to habitat loss and persecution they had disappeared from Cornwall by 1973. Their return in 2001 to the Lizard and their subsequent breeding success and range expansion has been a huge conservation success story for Cornwall’s emblematic bird.

For more information visit: chough project website | our twitter | RSPB website

If you see choughs please send your sightings to:

Local Contact

Claire Mucklow
RSPB Cornwall Species and Habitats Officer
Tel: 01392 453775
Mob: 07764 230246