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Title of the project

Woodcock wing survey

Description

To collect data on hunted woodcock in the Uk

Hunters shooting woodcock were encouraged to submit the left wing to provide information on the annual age ratio of the shot birds.

Hunters submitted wings of shot birds

Location

Country United Kingdom
Level National

Starting date

1970

Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Eurasian woodcock - Scolopax rusticola

Conservation action(s)

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

Partners

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

Estimation of Human Resources needed

110,000 hunters were prompted to submit their woodcock wings