How you can help
If you would like to help our work for the capercaillie please make a donation, become a ‘Friend’ or purchase one of our many fundraising products.
We are grateful for any help you can give.
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Friends of capercaillie
We have also embarked upon a number of initiatives to ensure that vital capercaillie work continues to be funded.
Our former Committee for Scotland Chairman, now vice President, The Earl of Lindsay, has led a Friends of Capercaillie programme to raise the profile of the capercaillie and to access new funding for its conservation.
The group produces an informative newsletter twice a year, organises interested and varied events including talks, wine tastings, art exhibitions, site visits and Lord Lindsay hosts a popular visit to Caperwatch and Abernethy Forest for ‘Friends’ each Spring.
‘Friends’ donate £250 a year direct to capercaillie conservation , and we always welcome new members – please e-mail email@example.com for a joining form.
Caperwatch was set up to help combat disturbance to capercaillie.
By inviting birdwatchers to our Loch Garten Osprey Centre and offering them the chance to see a capercaillie lek – one of the most exciting of wildlife spectacles – we could ask them to avoid seeking out other lek sites.
This allows other birds to proceed with their crucial breeding rituals undisturbed, while the Loch Garten birds could be viewed in a controlled way.
Help to save the capercaillie has come from unexpected quarters.
Ex-pat Scot and quality wine producer, Alasdair Sutherland, from the Capercaillie Winery, in the Hunter Valley in Australia offers a 20% donation for capercaillie conservation for every case of capercaillie wine sold via the RSPB.
We have developed a beautiful capercaillie tartan to help raise even more money for capercaillie, in conjunction with the Scottish Tartans Authority and Lochcarron of Scotland, one of our leading tartan manufacturers.
The RSPB will benefit from royalty payments from capercaillie tartan and tartan products – a range of which are available from our online shop.
We are delighted that Desmond Dugan, site manager at Abernethy Forest and talented photographer, has made available many of his finest photographs of the capercaillie available as greetings and Christmas cards. These quality capercaillie cards can be ordered from RSPB Scotland headquarters.
If you would like any further information about the capercaillie, ‘Friends of Capercaillie’ or fundraising efforts to support capercaillie conservation please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified: 02 March 2007