The national network “Bécasse-ONCFS/FNC/FDC” is interested in monitoring Woodcock populations in France. Monitoring concerns both the breeding population and the wintering population.
The monitoring of the wintering population is supplemented by data collected by the Club national des bécassiers (CNB) and Bécassiers de France (BDF) from their member hunters. The network includes about 380 banders, professionals from the National Hunting and Wildlife Office (ONCFS) and Departmental Hunters’ Federations (FDC) as well as volunteers from national hunting associations.
Starting date: 1985
Species characteristics: Huntable species
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), Club national des bécassiers, Bécassiers de France