Introducing.... THE GREAT NORTH DOVE RUN!
It's the Champions of the Flyway #YearOfTheDove, with events and fundraising around the world to help save our iconic but tragically now endangered Turtle Doves on their migration through the Mediterranean.
As our doves return early in the spring, Jonny Rankin and Robin Sandham are embarking on their own migration - on foot - between Dalby Forest and Spurn Bird Observatory! Over just two days (25th & 26th March 2022), Jonny and Robin will run between the forest and the coast, connecting the Turtle Dove's Yorkshire breeding grounds with this famous migration watchpoint.
But they need YOUR help! Everything raised will go straight to fund projects to save Turtle Doves on the ground in Malta, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey as they battle their way back into Europe - and every penny counts! Read their story, and help them reach their target, here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/greatnorthdoverunBack to news
Posted: 19 December 2021
Thanks to all the many photographers who allow us to use their images on this site, in particular Dave McAleavey, Martin Standley, Mike Watson, Richard Willison.