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Title of the project

Improvement of knowledge on colombids in the Côtes d’Armor


Every spring, technicians from the Hunters Federation of Côtes d’Armor monitor the reproduction of wood pigeons, columbine pigeons and turtledoves by banding them, and mapping and making a census of nests.

The Federation is also in charge of 6 of the 16 ACT circuits in the department. This ONCFS protocol specifies the demographic trends of French breeding populations since 1996 and wintering 20 species since 2000. The counts are carried out twice a year on each circuit, in spring and winter


94 nests have been monitored since 2013 and 143 chicks have been banded.


Country France
Level Local
Region Brittany

Starting date


Habitat Types



Species Caracteristics Huntable species, migratory species
Species Type Birds

Conservation action(s)

Management & Habitats for wildlife, Research and Data collection


Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs des Côtes d’Armor, Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage