The UK Government has set targets to help species of particular concern and has appointed us as lead partner for the grey partridge. This species was once a common farmland bird. We need your help to reverse its decline, and drive its UK population from its present low numbers to 90,000 pairs by 2010.
We support a network of regional grey partridge groups that hold demonstrations and field visits organised by our advisory and research staff. These half-day events cover a range of partridge management techniques including habitat improvement, winter cover and feeding, nesting and brood-rearing cover, predation control, reintroduction, rearing and relevant agri-environment schemes. Individual members of these groups provide input into our national Grey Partridge Count Scheme, one of the largest farmer-led monitoring schemes in Europe.
The groups are of key importance in bringing interested parties together to inform, enthuse and share how to manage their land for grey partridges.
Grey partridge BAP group days currently planned for 2013 are listed on the left of this page. If you'd like to attend a grey partridge group meeting please keep checking back for updates or alternatively complete this form and we'll email you when an event is organised in your area.
The following group events are confirmed:
Grey Partridge Re-introduction day 13th June at Stoneleigh
Gloucester and Cotswold group - 12th June 2013 nr Cirencester, Glos.
Norfolk GP group - 19th June 2013 Nr Diss, Norfolk
Yorkshire GP group - 20th June 2013 Nr Bridlington
Price per person
Regional Grey Partridge Group meetings cost £25 per person including VAT unless otherwise stated.