Title of the project
FECENCA study of the Eurasian Woodcock
Increase the knowledge about the migratory movements of woodcocks.
Promote the involvement of hunters in the management and conservation of the species, making them participate to the studies.
Provide the competent authorities with rigorous information on the status of Woodcock in order to develop a homogenous legal framework regarding the hunting management and conservation of the species in Spain.
Monitoring of the bag data and analysis of biological samples;
Censuses of the wintering and breeding populations through ringing campaigns;
Monitoring of the migratory routes using satellite radio-telemetry techniques;
Awareness raising actions targeting various groups of hunters.
Hunters submitted bag data and were targeted to raise awareness of the research interests of woodcock.
Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Huntable species, Migratory species|
|Name(s) of main species||Eurasion woodcock - Scolopax rusticola|
|Leading partners||Fecaza (http://www.fecaza.com/);
the Woodcock Hunters' Club of Spain (http://rtvs.ccbp.org/)
|Other partners||Biodiversity Foundation from the Spanish Environmental Ministry (http://www.terravivagrants.org/Home/view-grant-makers/biodiversity-foundation)|