The Trust will continue its radio tracking study to look at the causes of mortality among lapwing chicks.
88 nests with eggs and 40 broods of chicks were recorded in 2014 in the study area of 2.5 km sq.
This research is supported by Dublin Zoo, Fota Wildlife Park, Perdix Wildlife Supplies and the National Parks & Wildlife Service
For agri-enviromental advisors/planners and farmers interested in entering the new grey partridge measure. The recently announced DAFM GLAS, (go to this link), where details of the grey partridge measure are outlined in a power point presentation.
Irish Times Article on Saturday 28 of February 2015. The courtship song of the grey partridge is rather harsh, to human ears at least. But its kierr-ik dialogue used to be as evocative of Irish summer nights on many Irish... Read more »
M.Sc Students in Wildlife Management from University College Dublin, visit Boora where the adaptive management strategies are used by the Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust and the National Parks & Wildlife Service for the conservation of the grey partridge in... Read more »
The first draft of the new GLAS scheme was recently announced by the Department of Agriculture. In this draft document a number of birds have been identified as species of conservation concern in Ireland – one of these is the... Read more »
This year forty-two broods of lapwing chicks and thirty-four lapwing nests with eggs were recorded on the grey partridge project area in Boora County Offaly. This is the highest number of lapwing broods ever recorded – a significant figure when... Read more »
Twenty-nine wild grey partridges from the Republic of Ireland have been handed over to Northern Ireland to kick-start a project which aims to re-establish a wild population in the six-counties. The species was declared extinct in Northern Ireland in 1992.... Read more »
The grey partridge in Ireland has reached an historic high of just over 1,000 birds. This figure is the estimated population of Boora, Co Offaly, where the Trust supports the work done on behalf of the species by the National... Read more »