The SGA office was very pleased to receive its first Wader counts of 2014 this morning (April 4th) as we look to assemble an accurate picture of upland wading birds in areas managed for grouse and other species.
Thankfully, the initial results were positive with a strong presence of breeding pairs of curlew, in particular, on this piece of ground.
Please encourage other keepers to take part in this important conservation project as we establish a base-line in order to help threatened wading birds.
The SGA appreciates this work is undertaken willingly and as part of the job of work of skilled, responsible gamekeepers across Scotland’s uplands.
The project also received recognition this morning by World Migratory Bird Day, a global initiative devoted to celebrating migratory birds and for promoting their conservation worldwide.