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Title of the project

Study of bird migration in the Bay of Somme


The Fédération des Chasseurs de la Somme supports the project led by the Institut Scientifique Nord Est Atlantique (ISNEA). A surveillance radar has been installed in Somme Bay to study movements of birds. This technology is in addition to the visual measurements made by Federation agents and makes it possible to evaluate flows on an ongoing basis.

Specialized scientists then analyze the data to draw conclusions.

Baie de Somme has been chosen for its history of species monitoring for more than 30 years. This environment, rich in more than 300 bird species, is ideal for their study. ISNEA and the Federation use this data to monitor migration, improve knowledge of species and anticipate health risks.


Country France
Level Local
Site Baie de Somme
Region Hauts-de-France

Starting date


Habitat Types



Species Type Huntable species, protected species, migratory species

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs de la Somme
Other partners Ornithologique Picard