Other ways you can help

Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur) have declined dramatically in the UK and reduced almost everywhere else in their European range.

However, we now know the key problems faced by Turtle Doves and what conservation action needs to be taken, and Operation Turtle Dove is optimistic that we can reverse the fortunes of this enigmatic and culturally significant bird.

You can play a part in their recovery – record your sightings of turtle doves to BirdTrack, support nature-friendly farmers, maintain good bird feeder hygiene or make a donation.

Report a turtle dove sighting

Have you seen a turtle dove?

Log your turtle dove sightings to BirdTrack.

The sightings submitted can be used to help target conservation activities at the locations where they will have the biggest positive impact for turtle doves.

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Did you know that by choosing certain products you can support the vital work we are doing to save the turtle dove?

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Make a donation

Making a donation to Operation Turtle Dove is an easy but vital way to support the project and help save this iconic bird from extinction in the UK. Funds raised will go towards delivering on-the-ground advisory work to create vital habitat for turtle doves in the UK and to carry out essential research into what turtle doves need during their whole life cycle from England to Africa so that we can develop essential conservation solutions to save this species.

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