november, 2021

16nov7:00 pmDeveloping Nature Friendly Landscapes for Breeding Waders - Workshop 1


Event Details

Workshop 1 – Curlew and Breeding Wader Birds and their Habitats

The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership in partnership with Curlew Life invite you to attend our first workshop of three in the Developing Nature Friendly Landscapes for Breeding Waders series.

This online workshop is the first of three that will focus on the plight of the curlew and other breeding wader bird species once commonly found roaming the farmlands and wetlands of the Lough Erne landscape. Join us for this virtual seminar where we will be joined by Anne-Marie McDevitt, Head of Species, RSPBNI.

At this workshop you will learn about:

– The different breeding waders that you will find in the area (curlew, snipe, redshank & lapwing)

– The lifecycle of these birds and how they interact with the landscape

– The key reasons for their decline, and what people can do to help protect these species for the future (volunteer recorders)

Guest Speaker – Anne-Marie McDevitt, Head of Species, RSPB Northern Ireland

Anne-Marie has been working in nature conservation for almost 30 years. Following her degree in Zoology from Aberystwyth University, she worked in a range of roles from species protection of little terns in Northumberland, to farm wildlife advisory in Wales, to species recovery of corncrakes in the Republic of Ireland, plus a stint in Mauritius working on the endangered pink pigeon!

She has spent the past 19 years working for RSPB Northern Ireland. Working jointly with RSPB and the Department of Agriculture on agri-environment schemes, she trained over 50 staff to ensure schemes delivered for priority species and habitats, and inputted into scheme design. As Head of Conservation Anne-Marie oversaw a team working on species recovery, conservation science, conservation advice and policy and advocacy. She was involved in the development and delivery of several large cross-border Interreg-funded projects targeting conservation action for a range of species and habitats from curlew and lapwing to wet grassland and blanket bog.

In her current role as Head of Species, Anne-Marie ensures RSPB NI is doing everything it can to improve the status of its 22 priority bird and 8 all-nature species. She also leads on the development of threatened species projects.

To register click here.


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm


Online Virtual Event


Lough Erne Landscape Partnership

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