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Douglas riding on MTB trail

Riding trails for capercaillie: Tales from a Mountain Bike Trail Intern

Find out what Douglas, our mountain bike trail intern has been doing to help capercaillie


How robocutters can improve capercaillie habitat

Robots improving capercaillie habitat? Find out more.


How does forest management help rare wildlife like capercaillie?

Insights from our project partners at Seafield & Strathspey Estates

Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus, male displaying in forest in spring

Habitat Q&A: What do capercaillie need to thrive?

We hear from Molly Doubleday, Capercaillie Advisory Officer and Colin Leslie, Environment Forester

carrbridge capercaillie news

Carrbridge Capercaillie News

Catch up with the newsletter for Carrbridge residents

Photo: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Ground-breaking genetic research to help save capercaillie in the UK

Joint media release from the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)


New lek data reveals challenges for capercaillie

Media release from the Cairngorms National Park Authority


Keeping capercaillie safe in the spring: What you can do to help

Like all ground nesting birds, capercaillie need peace and safety while rearing their chicks. Here’s how you can help ensure they remain safe from disturbance

Capercaillie chick

Extra care needed to allow capercaillie to thrive in the Cairngorms this spring

Media release from the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project