This joint network between the National Hunting and Wildlife Office (ONCFS), the National Hunters’ Federation (FNC) and the Departmental Hunters’ Federations (FDC) is focused on goose, duck and swan species.
A national census of numbers was conducted from 1987 to 2015 during the winter season (about 100 “wetlands”, 3 counts per winter) to determine trends in the populations of the main species.
Since 2015, the network has been sharing counting activities with the Wetlands International network. The “Oiseaux d’eau – Zones Humides” network is working on the new issue of “exotic” waterbird species, not indigenous to France: Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose and Red Duck.
Starting date: 1985
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Protected species, IAS
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Research and data collection
Leading partners: Fédération départementale des chasseurs, Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS), Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs (FNC)