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Moorland Bird Hide Opened

The story of the Moorland Bird hide

Sunday 15th March saw the official opening of the Laverock bird hide at the southern edge of Langholm Moor, near Broomholmshiels.

The building of the hide was masterminded by Cat Barlow of the Making the Most of Moorlands project and built by furniture maker Daniel Lacey with the help of volunteers. Staff at Buccleuch Estates helped the project to secure planning permission and donated materials for the construction.

Since the project began in 2009 there have been fifty six different species of bird recorded seen or heard at the bird feeding station site and over 2000 birds ringed with the help of project volunteers.

The search for a suitable name for the resource resulted in the hide being christened Laverock which means skylark, a sight and sound synonymous with the moor in spring and summer.

The ribbon-cutting was performed by Simon Lester, NGO Educational Trust Trustee and head gamekeeper at Buccleuch Estates.

To read the full story of the building of the hide click here.

Posted: 14 Apr 2015

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