We invite individuals, businesses and organisations to sponsor one (or more!) individual species. £200 will secure sole sponsorship of a species and the sponsor will be acknowledged alongside the relevant species account in the book. We realise that this may be more than many individuals can afford, so we have also launched a scheme of shared sponsorship for £50 per person. There is no need for a shared sponsor to find a second person to share with.
If you, or your organisation, wish to sponsor a species, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, completing the proforma (see link below) and you will receive details of how to pay. Individuals sponsoring species can Gift Aid their payments if they are UK tax payers – please indicate on the proforma if you are willing to do this.
As of 12th March 2020, the following 86 species have sole sponsorship:
Barn Owl; Bittern; Black Grouse; Black Guillemot; Black-headed Gull; Black Redstart; Chaffinch; Chough; Citrine Wagtail; Common Sandpiper; Common Scoter; Common Tern; Cormorant; Corncrake; Curlew; Dipper; Dotterel; Eider; Gannet; Glaucous-winged Gull; Goldeneye; Golden Eagle; Golden Plover; Goosander; Goshawk; Great Northern Diver; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Greenland White-fronted Goose; Grey Heron; Grey Wagtail; Hawfinch; Hen Harrier; Honey Buzzard; Hooded Merganser; House Sparrow; Isabelline Wheatear; Kingfisher; Kittiwake; Lapwing; Lesser Redpoll; Lesser Spotted Woodpecker; Little Egret; Little Owl; Little Tern; Long-eared Owl; Long-tailed Tit; Marsh Harrier; Manx Shearwater; Meadow Pipit; Mediterranean Gull; Merlin; Nightjar; Osprey; Peregrine; Pied Flycatcher; Pintail; Puffin; Raven; Razorbill; Red Kite; Redshank; Redstart; Reed Bunting; Ring Ouzel; Rook; Sandwich Tern; Savi’s Warbler; Shag; Shelduck; Short-eared Owl; Siskin; Skylark; Spotted Flycatcher; Stonechat; Storm Petrel; Summer Tanager; Swallow; Tawny Owl; Twite; Waxwing; Wheatear; Whooper Swan; Willow Warbler; Woodcock; Wood Warbler; Yellowhammer.
Eight species have shared sponsorship: Goldcrest; Green Woodpecker; Greenfinch; Guillemot; Linnet; Swift; Woodlark; Yellow Wagtail. Woodlark and Swift are now fully sponsored, but the other six are awaiting a second shared sponsorship.
All other species are still available for sponsorship. With spring on its way, why not sponsor a summer visitor – here’s a selection of common summer visitors that are longing for your sponsorship:
Cuckoo; Sand Martin; House Martin; Chiffchaff; Cetti’s Warbler; Blackcap; Garden Warbler; Lesser Whitethroat; Whitethroat; Dartford Warbler.
In May / June we’ll feature another list of species that we’d love you to sponsor!
The proforma for applying for species sponsorship can be accessed here.