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Seeing Cranes in Somerset


  Photo - Kevin Harris.  (Thank you!)

50+ Cranes on the Somerset Levels and Moors - October 2015.

With the reintroduction project funding now ended, we are not running the same 'Crane Safari' venture that we have in Somerset in previous years.  If you are interested in seeing the cranes on the Somerset Levels and Moors you can either go self-guided (first check out the most recent locations on the Sightings Map page) or you could book a place on one of the RSPB's winter wildlife guided walks.  These often provide a chance of seeing the cranes on these as they are frequently (but not always!) viewable, along with thousands of migrant wintering ducks and wading birds. Details of the winter walks programme can be found on the West Sedgemoor pages of the RSPB website - you can follow this link

To book  - phone the RSPB West Sedgemoor Reserve office on  01458 252805 and ask for Trish (Monday- Thursday)

There are also a group of release project cranes resident at WWT Slimbridge in Gloucestershire and these are often viewable from the hides there.  

Good luck - and happy crane spotting! 

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Damon’s role is to act as the hub of the project - making sure everyone involved knows what is going on and that it is all running smoothly. He is also responsible for project community awareness work in Somerset, construction of the release enclosure, and running the post release monitoring work in Somerset.  Damon works alongside the RSPB reserve teams in Somerset.