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Title of the project

Avian pest species survey


to collect a range of information about avian pest species shooting, including numbers shot.

Questionnaires were sent to 5,000 (5%) randomly selected BASC members

Hunters provided the data


Country United Kingdom
Level National

Starting date



Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species All avian species previously listed in Schedule 2 Part II and killed or taken under the general licence. Avian pest species in general.

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners British Association for Shooting and Conservation (https://basc.org.uk/)

Estimation of Human Resources needed

5000 hunters received surveys