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Thank you

We hope Britain's birdwatchers will support this code. We are all working to ensure that the black grouse and capercaillie continue to inspire wonder. So we must present a responsible image to others, particularly those on whose support their future may rest.

Please help this effort by being responsible and sensible when looking for these birds. You can also help by providing the details of any lek counts (with grid references) to the relevant county bird recorder.

This code has been produced in partnership with:

British Trust for Ornithology

and the Black Grouse and Capercaillie Biodiversity Action Plan steering groups, which comprise:

  • British Association for Shooting and Conservation

  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

  • Country Land and Business Assciation

  • Countryside Council for Wales

  • Deer Commission for Scotland


  • Farmers Union of Wales

  • Forest Enterprise

  • Forestry Commission

  • Game Conservancy Trust

  • Heather Trust

  • Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

  • Ministry of Defence

  • Moorland Association

  • Moorland Gamekeepers Association

  • National Assembly for Wales

  • National Farmers Union of Scotland

  • National Trust

  • Natural England

  • NFU Cymru

  • Northumberland National Park Authority

  • Northumbrian Water

  • Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

  • The RSPB

  • Scottish Executive

  • Scottish Gamekeepers Association

  • Scottish Landowners Federation

  • Scottish Natural Heritage

  • Severn Trent Water

  • Tilhill Forestry

  • The Wildlife Trusts

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Produced with the support of the Scottish Executive