The GBG has created a self sustaining population of around 100 birds. This is the only successful reintroduction of Great Bustards anywhere in the world.

The land rented by the GBG for its reserves is managed to provide nesting habitat for the Great Bustards, although some birds do nest on commercially managed farmland.

The reserve areas also host nesting Stone Curlews, Quail and Corn Bunting to name just a few specialities of Salisbury Plain.

Please come and visit the project and see these wonderful birds and help support the work of the GBG



Male Great Bustard’s giving it all they have on Salisbury Plain. Many of the females have nested, but the males are still displaying. Book a trip to see them by clicking HERE

Next members meeting: Thursday, Mar 5

Latest news:

BBC Wiltshire’s “Stuff the Bustard” charity event

The Great Bustard Group was incredibly proud to support BBC Wiltshire’s “Stuff the Bustard” charity event to raise money for BBC Children in Need. BBC Wiltshire’s Breakfast Show presenter Ben Prater pulled a giant inflatable Great Bustard bird around Wiltshire during the five day event.

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International news:

GBG makes news in China

Published on Dec 29th 2019, David and the Great Bustard Group team featured on Chinese news. You can read more and see the excellent video article at the following locations – CGTN: Click here for CGTN video YT: Click Here for YT video VideoNews: Click here for VideoNews video

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