Project Wigeon


The Group are delighted to announce they have set up a project with the objective to:

(a) Ascertain the annual population of Wigeon Anas penelope grazing fields along the Otter Estuary during the winters of 2016/17 to 2020/21, prior to flooding works.

(b) Monitor the movement of Wigeon along the Axe, Otter and Exe Estuaries and nationally, in particular their breeding grounds.

The colour ring scheme involves the use of lime green rings with black lettering and placed on the left leg below the tibia to identify individual birds.




Please report any sightings of colour-ringed Wigeon, or any colour-ringed birds to the BTO here;

https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/ringing/about-ringing/why-report-ringed-bird