Sheffield Hen Harrier Day
Saturday 4th August, 11am – 3pm
Devonshire Green, Sheffield
Join us at Sheffield Environmental & Birders Against Wildlife Crime’s second Sheffield Hen Harrier Day, celebrating our birds of prey and calling for an end to wildlife persecution on our moors.
Our CEO Liz Ballard will be speaking, alongside others from RSPB, National Trust and The Green Party. We’ll also have a stall where you can find out more about the Trust’s Our Moors campaign, sign our petition to ban stink pits and if you aren’t a member already, you’ll be able to join the Trust.
We hope you can be there to add your voice and stand up for our birds of prey.
Find out more on the Sheffield Hen Harrier Day 2018 Facebook event page.
Hen harriers: the numbers just don’t add up
One of the most enigmatic and rare birds of prey in England is the hen harrier, also known as the ‘skydancer’ because of its acrobatic, aerial mating displays.
A Joint Nature Conservation Committee commissioned report in 2011 [insert link to PDF] estimated that England could support a potential hen harrier population of more than 300 pairs. In 2013 there were 0 breeding pairs in England, and in 2016 there were 4 breeding pairs. There have been positive updates on hen harrier breeding in 2017 from Northumberland Wildlife Trust and RSPB’s Skydancer blog.
See ‘The Evidence and References’ below for information relating to these issues.