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River Thame Bird Atlas 2016-2020

by Nick Marriner (RTCT Trustee)

The River Thame flows for c.40 miles from its source North East of Aylesbury to Thame across into Oxfordshire until it meets the Thames at Dorchester. Its wider catchment covers 682km² bordered by the Chiltern escarpment to the south, Oxford to the east – a large area for a small organisation.

To help better understand some of the wildlife using the catchment, I set off with an ambition to produce a Bird Atlas to help the Trust answer some headline questions:

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Creating the Eythrope Wetlands

We have been busy this summer undertaking Phase 2 of a large floodplain restoration project that has transformed an area of low diversity floodplain meadow into a large wetland complex. The area was designed specifically to  enhance biodiversity and it incorporates a new backwater to increase resilience in the local fish population. This was a partnership project, undertaken with Freshwater Habitats Trust and Waddesdon Estate. Thanks also to the local  Environment Agency (EA) officers and EA Biodiversity team in particular for their support throughout the project. 

You can watch a summary video of the project here

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Newsletter – Autumn 2019

We are pleased to welcome you to our Autumn 2019 newsletter! We hope you enjoy reading about what we and our partners have been up to recently. If you have any suggestions for our Winter newsletter then contact: enquiries@riverthame.org

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