The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) will ask its members to record the numbers of birds spotted. This data will then be used to help target conservation efforts towards specific areas. The wading bird population has dropped dramatically in Scotland with the numbers of some species falling by more than 50%. The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) said its research showed wading birds breed up to three times more successfully on moors that are looked after by gamekeeper.
Last updated on 07 April 2014