Turtle Doves have distinctive colouring and a unique turr turr song which makes identifying them easy. Sadly these summer visitors have decreased in numbers and are now red-listed in the UK and were upgraded to vulnerable on the IUCN redlist in 2015.
Actively saving species
Operation Turtle Dove began in 2012, in partnership with the RSPB, Natural England and Conservation Grade the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust is determined to reverse the decline of this beautiful farmland species.
We need your help
The Turtle Dove as a summer breeder in the UK will become extinct within 10 years if we take no action, you can help by finding out more at the Operation Turtle Dove website or by adopting a turtle dove at Pensthorpe. The future of the turtle dove is in our hands.
Go to Turtle Dove Talk for the latest news and research for Operation Turtle Dove.