Friends of the Fowey Estuary

The Friends joined forces with the Fowey Marine Conservation Area Volunteer Group in 2012. With a programme of walks and talks as well as a variety of practical conservation activities, there really is something for everyone.

Our membership is open to all, and we are a friendly group with people from all walks of life - local residents, sailors, fishermen, walkers, artists, bird-watchers, naturalists, cyclists, holiday makers and anyone who is interested in the care and wellbeing of the Fowey Estuary.

If are interested in joining, please CLICK HERE                


The Friends of the Fowey Estuary was formed in 1999 to provide a focus for voluntary activities for the conservation of the Estuary.

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We have been lucky enough to have received 2 Beginners Bird ID sessions. The idea is to give people more confidence to recognise common birds and maybe record them with BTO and certainly to enjoy knowing more about them. Michael Williams has kindly run these sessions with Caroline Harvie and our host Liz Barclay, at Wringford. Michael has put together some very interesting information about the birds you might hear or see at this time of the year, with a link to the songs. Click on the MORE button below for the first two. Claire will keep us informed of future bird ‘training’ events.

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Asian hornet identified in Fowey

The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting last year of the Asian hornet in the Fowey area.This Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees. If you suspect you have seen an Asian hornet you can report this using the iPhone and Android app ‘Asian Hornet Watch’ or by emailing alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk.

Members of the public can also report sightings by email to alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk with a photo or on the Great Britain Non-native Species Secretariat website.


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