PARTRIDGE

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The future of farmland conservation in Scotland: discussions with NatureScot at the PARTRIDGE demo site, Balgonie

12 May 2022

Balgonie is an arable unit in southern Fife and is the prime demonstration site in Scotland for the EU Interreg-funded PARTRIDGE project, which aims to show how farmland biodiversity might be supporte…

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Volunteers make a difference in Burghsluis

18 March 2022

Since the end of 2020, six volunteers have made a huge difference at our demonstration site in Burghsluis. Just like at the Ouden Doorn demosite in Brabant, these volunteers help the Dutch PARTRIDGE t…

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Brown Hare Surveys - A night-time safari experience

18 March 2022

Brown hares are an indicator species for farmland biodiversity. Because of this, they’re monitored on a yearly basis for the Interreg North Sea Region PARTRIDGE Project, usually throughout January/Feb…

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The natural history of the Grey partridge series

02 March 2022

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There are currently 10,989 known bird species ensuring that our world is a rich and beautiful place1. By far the most common relationship among them seems t…

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Succesvol bijvoeren voor patrijzen: hoe en waarom

02 March 2022

In moderne landbouwgebieden is er vaak een gebrek aan voedsel in de late winter en vroege lente (hongerkloof) voor patrijzen en andere akkervogels.

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Successful winter feeding of partridges: how and why?

18 February 2022

In modern agricultural landscapes there is often a shortage of seed-food in late winter and early spring for partridges and other farmland songbirds.

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Winter Feeding Vlog

01 February 2022

Winter feeding is a key measure for improving the winter survival of farmland birds. This consists of supplementing natural food with grain over the winter months to ensure our partridges don't go hun…

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Give farmers the ecological advice they need and want!

03 December 2021

Agri-environment schemes (AES) are mechanisms which provide financial support to farmers in exchange for wildlife-friendly management practices. They are publicly funded and consume not insignificant …

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The trials and tribulations of undertaking bird surveys as a student

24 November 2021

Is it a kite? Is it a buzzard? Oh no, wait, it’s a pigeon!

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Farm Walk at Balgonie, Fife

11 November 2021

There’s a lot of attention on farmers and farming at present. With the joint perils of the climate and biodiversity crises, many are looking to the farming sector to make changes that will help avert …

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