Follow this link to see the consolidated census results from all the European Chapters with interactive search:

WPA survey of captive birds 2020

The forms for the WPA captive survey of Galliformes are available in two formats:
PDF Format: Galliformes species survey 2020

Excel Format: Galliformes species survey 2020

We would really like your help again this year to record the birds that are in your collection on 31 August 2020. Please find attached forms for the WPA Galliformes species survey 2020. You can add the information in any of the following ways:

  • Complete the attached Excel form and return to: office@pheasant.org.uk
  • Print and complete the pdf file and post to WPA HQ, Middle, Ninebanks, Hexham, NE47 8DL.
  • Put the information in an email to: office@pheasant.org.uk

Please send the results as soon as possible.

Stewart Henderson has recently taken over the job of collecting and processing the species data from Nigel Hester. Stewart can be contacted via email at stewart_fbpheasants@yahoo.com or phone 07853 959714.

The information you sent last year was extremely helpful as it continues to add to records about the status of captive Galliformes in the UK, consequently allowing us to determine what necessary action might be needed and provide recommendations to breeders about stock levels.

All the information will be treated as confidential and combined with results from other breeders. This enables us to determine the trends of different species in collections in the UK and across Europe. Without this information the European Conservation Breeding Group cannot properly measure the status of captive birds and provide advice for their conservation.

The European census data is published on a specially created website. You can access this at:
http://wpa.serena-mueller.ch/index1.php so that all those interested can access the summary results. This information is essential for managing captive populations across Europe.

Please do get in touch with Stewart or me if you have any questions or problems relating to this survey.

Many thanks.

Barbara Ingman
World Pheasant Association
Hexham, NE47 8DL

01434 345526