Woodcock research revealed

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has announced it will be holding a talk at the RAF Club, revealing some of their latest woodcock research for the first time. The talk, which will be held at the RAF Club in Piccadilly, London, on Tuesday 25 March, will be given by Dr Andrew Hoodless and will reveal the latest results of the GWCT’s satellite tracking project, as well as news from the Woodcock Ringing Network. As well as the talk, there will be a drinks reception and an auction, which aims to raise funds for further research into this enigmatic woodland wader.

Renowned wildlife artist Owen Williams will also be attending, and will explain how he has become a woodcock enthusiast and got involved in the research by ringing birds in  Wales.

Owen says, “I have been catching woodcock for more than 5 years and during this time have caught over 1,000 woodcock. This research is vital to ensure that woodcock have a more sustainable future. My talk will outline this exciting work and will explore some of the ground-breaking data that has been revealed through the Woodcock Ringing Network as well as the satellite tracking project being run by the GWCT. There are indications that weather might have an impact on aspects such as spring departure dates.”

Tickets are £30, and to attend contact Tortie Hoare at the GWCT on 02076 373826 or thoare@gwct.org.uk.
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