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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.

Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus, male displaying surrounded by hens on lek at sunrise, April

Capercaillie Lek Count Report 2021

See the full results from capercaillie lek counts in 2021.

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What next for the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project? 

Read about the project’s achievements so far and what’s coming up over the next 12 months.

Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus, female on ground at lek in pine forest, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Our response to online comments about the project

Read our response to recent online comments about the project and its work

Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus, male displaying surrounded by hens on lek at sunrise, April

Police Scotland arrest man for disturbing lekking capercaillie

A statement from the project in response to an individual being charged for intentionally disturbing a capercaillie whilst it is lekking.

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Measures to save capercaillie outlined

Find out more about the new NatureScot report on capercaillie conservation and management.

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Big Conversations: Disturbance

Join us for a fresh conversation about the issue of disturbance to capercaillie.