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Title of the project

Hunting and Scientific National Observatory Citizen


In 2010 a website (http://observatoirenationalmigrateurs.com) was created in the aim of involving hunters in participating in forwarding the sightings of some migratory birds each year during post-nuptial migration, wintering and pre-nuptial migration in France (September to April)


see below publication


Country France
Level National

Starting date


Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Wetland, Coastal, Mountains

Protection status of the areas

No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Turdus sp (5 species) ; Columba palumbus ; Streptopelia sp ; Sturnus vulgaris; Alauda arvensis ; Vanellus vanellus

Conservation action(s)

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


Leading partners http://www.impcf.eu and http://chasse-grives.fr

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

annualy : 30 000 €

Estimation of Human Resources needed

2 people (25% time) + time devoted to hunters observation works


"Hunting and Scientific National Observatory Citizen: participatory science or just how hunting can be of use? Jean-Claude RICCI (IMPCF- France)* and Eric CAMOIN (ANDCTG- France)** *jc.ricci@impcf.eu ; instmed@impcf.com **adctg@asso-web.com IUGB Congress , 2017 august."


"http://www.observatoirenationalmigrateurs.net or http : //www.observatoiremigrateurs.com or http://www.impcf.eu or http://www.chasse-grives.fr"