LOCAL NEWS: Poole wildlife charity announces new partners


Quay Holidays have become the first official accommodation provider for bird preservation charity, Birds of Poole Harbour.

The Dorset based holiday property providers are “pleased to be linked” to the fast-expanding charity and have vowed to donate money for every booking made by clients of the organisation.

Helen Challis, Partner of Quay Holidays, said “We are thrilled to be supporting such an active local charity whose environmental work is of such interest to visitors to Poole.

“Their tours and boat trips are a fabulous way to appreciate the beauty and ecological importance of Poole Harbour, and a real must for our guests to enjoy.”

Birds of Poole Harbour aim to promote the conservation, preservation and observation of birds in the Poole Harbour area. They offer boat tours and birding holidays for enthusiasts from all over the world.

Founder, Paul Morton, said that it “made sense” to help their clients source local accommodation due to the rising popularity of their tours abroad. He said that boat tours this year have routinely sold out, and schedules for next year are already filling up.

The charity caries out a huge range of projects in the local area, including practical habitat creation. This is vital as the harbour is used as a transit point for migratory birds – including rare species such as the puffin and avocet. 

In 2017, they launched their Osprey Reintroduction Programme. This saw 8 Osprey chicks be relocated to Poole to try to re-establish the species in the South Coast. The project proved successful when the first bird returned in June of this year. 

To find out more about the work done by Birds of Poole Harbour, click here.



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