Curlew Oil on Canvas
- Artist: Mary McGrath
- Dimensions: 50 x 60 cm (19.7 x 23.6 inches)
Curlew arrive back at their breeding grounds in late March or early April. They breed on upland and lowland bogs, wet grassland and unimproved/semi-improved pasture. Curlew numbers have declined drastically from 5000 nesting pairs in the late 1980s to approximately 130 pairs today. A decline of 97% in just 20 years. This is due to habitat loss and predation. They are critically endangered.