black grouse


Fence markers for grouse and Sitka spruce removal – December 6th & 11th

Join us for a day (or two!) of  practical conservation tasks at RSPB Airds Moss on December 6th and 11th. We’ll be working with our partners, RSPB Scotland to make improvements for Black and Red Grouse. Grouse are threatened by fence collisions, which can be a significant cause of mortality. Many of […]


Biodiversity on the bog – a day at Airds Moss

On Tuesday we teamed up with the RSPB Airds Moss wardens and CEI volunteers to monitor peatland plants and water levels across the bog. Vegetation is surveyed annually at a number of fixed quadrats across the improved areas of the moss, as well two control areas representing “good” and “bad” bog habitat. Despite […]


Black Grouse survey results are in!

Working in collaboration with the RSPB and with permission from local landowners, 12 volunteers from the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative took part in an exciting, RSPB coordinated, Black Grouse Survey covering seven transects of moorland and woodland habitat to the northwest of Muirkirk in the wee hours of 15th April. […]

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