Partridge Count Scheme

December 8, 2017
Posted in Birds
December 8, 2017 FACE

Provide demographic data on the grey partridge in UK survey hunting estates for bag data on partridges.

Run along similar lines as the National Gamebag Census, this scheme collects information primarily on partridge abundance and breeding success, although some information on numbers of partridges shot is also collected.

The project was established by the Game and Wildfowl Trust, a body who is mainly funded by hunting estates. Hunting estates also provided the bag data.

Country: United Kingdom
Starting date: 1933
Species: Grey Partridge (Perdix Perdix), Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris Rufa)
Species characteristics: Huntable species
Type of actions: Research and data collection
Leading partners: Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (

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