Corncrake Monitoring in 2014

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29th April 2014


The preferred habitat of corncrakes is croft land and it’s best to listen from roadsides as this year’s grasses are just starting to grow now. Please don’t go into the meadows. The repetitive, rasping call of the male is best heard late at night but they do call through the day too. If you hear a corncrake (day or night!) it would be helpful if you could tell me where you heard it and when. Please call, email or pass the information on to Bob at All reports from Skye Birds visitors are extremely helpful with the annual RSPB count of corncrakes on Skye. If you would like to know more about the work RSPB is doing on Skye for corncrakes please feel free to get in touch. The image is courtesy of David Hammond. Thanks and enjoy the summer!

All reports are greatly appreciated either through this website or directly to Shelagh Parlane on 01470 582498 or 07771545409 or email