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Title of the project

Monitoring of woodcock populations by GPS beacons in the Sarthe


As part of a collaboration between ONCFS and the National Woodcock Club (CNB), 12 woodcocks were equipped with Argos beacons by the Hunters Federation of Sarthe. The objective is to study the migratory movements of the species and to contribute to the knowledge and monitoring of the species on a national and international level.


Country France
Level Local
Region Pays de la Loire

Habitat Types

Farmland/ Woodland

Protection status of the areas

No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species/ Migratory species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Scolopax rusticola

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection


Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs de Sarthe/ Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS)/ Club National des Bécassiers (CNB)