Managing land for turtle doves

Turtle doves are now making their long southward journeys to sub-Saharan Africa to spend the winter months. They may only have just left. But it’s not too early to start thinking about the things we can all do to provide them with feeding, nesting and drinking sites when they return next spring. This blog outlines […]

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With a little help from our friends

Jos Ashpole Turtle doves in decline Spring is now certainly on its way. Blossom is starting to appear in our hedgerows and it won’t be long until the wintery greys make way for the vibrant greens and warm yellows of spring and summer. This can mean only one thing – the turtle doves are on […]

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Share the love for turtle doves: in the Netherlands

It’s not just the UK where turtle doves are in decline.  These birds are also in trouble in the Netherlands too. Here, Jules Bos from Vogelbescherming (BirdLife in the Netherlands), shares how people are helping out turtle doves by providing them with a vital food supply when natural sources are scarce. Dutch decline In the […]

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Share the love for turtle doves: the fundraiser

Raising funds for turtle doves Dove step has been a huge part of my life for over five years now. For the uninitiated, Dove Step is friends and myself enduring for Turtle Doves. Undertaking arduous journeys to raise both awareness and funds for Operation Turtle Dove. To date we have raised almost £16k and endured […]

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Love, Hope & Good Faith

Graphic designer and jeweller, Ann Lamb, tells the story of her fundraising project to raise money for Operation Turtle Dove with the help of a collection of passionate local artists and writer. An inspiring bird This time last year I was wholeheartedly engrossed in a fundraising project for Operation Turtle Dove. Since starting to make […]

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Volunteers saving turtle doves

Guest blog by Caroline Spinks, Turtle Dove Survey Volunteer Co-ordinator Part of Operation Turtle Dove’s remit is to carry out research in turtle dove breeding grounds/habitats, much of this research relies upon volunteer surveyors heading out in the early hours to look for turtle doves through the breeding season. In Cambridgeshire, Essex, Kent, Norfolk, Suffolk […]

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