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Lek It Be

Birdwatchers, photographers and wildlife guides thanked for leaving capercaillie in peace this spring

Birdwatchers, photographers and wildlife guides thanked for leaving capercaillie in peace this spring.

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What has the project achieved so far?

See what’s been achieved for capercaillie and communities in the Cairngorms

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Support from Scottish Government for coordinated action for capercaillie

Read Lorna Slater’s letter to the Park Authority

Photo: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Pioneering study complete into the genetic diversity of capercaillie in the UK

Read the full report from the RZSS WildGenes laboratory

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Capercaillie Lek Count Report 2023

See the full results from capercaillie lek counts in 2023

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Birdwatchers, photographers and wildlife guides asked to Lek It Be this spring

A rally cry to protect capercaillie from disturbance this breeding season.

Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus, female perched in pine tree near lek at sunrise, April

National survey results reveal UK capercaillie numbers are critically low

The latest national survey reveals a 51% decline in capercaillie numbers since 2016. Find out what’s being done to help.

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National Capercaillie Survey: FAQs

Find out more about the latest national survey to determine the size of the UK capercaillie population.

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Capercaillie Lek Count Report 2022

See the full results from capercaillie lek counts in 2022.