Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Great new woodcock gifts now available

Woodcock silk tie
Christmas is fast approaching and we have some great gifts available for woodcock enthusiasts.

Our new navy silk tie is beautifully made and a bargain at just £24.95.

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Pewter woodcock pin badge
Also new in stock is this attractive woodcock pin badge with polished pewter finish.

Priced at just £5.50 you can order your pewter woodcock badge here.

We also have a limited number of 'Flushed Woodcock' prints available. Signed by renowned sporting and wildlife artist Owen Williams they are just £45.00.

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Limited edition 'Flushed Woodcock' print

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Free woodcock sponsorship for schools

What aspects of nature fascinated you as a child? Imagine following the journey of a bird as it makes its way from the UK or Ireland, across Europe, perhaps as far afield as western Russia.

We are offering free woodcock sponsorship to any school so that their pupils can share in this fascinating experience, tracking a woodcock as it migrates across Europe and back again, sometimes even to the very same field.

The free school woodcock pack includes a certificate of sponsorship, factsheets, a woodcock passport and stickers and regular email updates about the progress of the school’s chosen woodcock.

Teachers are also able to access a series of lesson plans, providing them with the guidance to make the best use of our resources about the migration of Woodcock across Europe, making it easier for teachers to utilise those resources in a way that meets the demands of the National Curriculum

Interactive map showing the journeys taken by our tagged woodcock
These resources, produced with the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation Education Trust, help students to learn about the woodcock's life-cycle, habitat and migration routes and encourages students to follow individual satellite-tagged birds as they fly through the countries of Europe.

Do you have any children or grandchildren whose school may be interested in this work? If you are or know a teacher keen to bring the story of this wonderful bird into the classroom, please ask the school to get in touch with the Trust and we will take care of the rest.

Register your school

Registering for a free woodcock pack is simple. All you have to do to register your school to receive a FREE woodcock sponsorship kit is email jswyer@gwct.org.uk and we will contact you to discuss your free pack.

Please note this is only available to direct applications from schools.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

First Woodcock Watch location updates for September

We've received our first location updates for September from a number of our tagged woodcock.

Amy, Knepp, Lanyon, Remy, Rocky, Smithy, St Brendan and Wensum have all sent data.

In St Brendan's case it is the first update we have received since 10th June. Still in Latvia, St Brendan has covered over 2,300km since leaving Ireland at the end of March.

Woodcock Watch Location Data
Click here to view location data for each of our tagged woodcock.