Otis in production

Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Suzy

Otis magazine, our members glossy publication is now in production and will hit members doorsteps as soon as possible. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support as GBG Director David Waters has been working tirelessly to facilitate the arrangements for bringing more rescued eggs to Britain and implementing new rearing protocols. All […]

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Incubation expert visits GBG

Posted on Monday, October 21st, 2013 by Suzy

Duncan Bolton, Curator of Birdworld in Farnham gave an extremely well-received talk about his upcoming involvement with the Great Bustard Project this evening at the Manor Hotel in Shrewton in Wiltshire. We would like to thank Duncan and colleague Mark for visiting and all who attended, making it a worthwhile and enjoyable evening.

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Bustards on the One Show

Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 by Alex Stott

The Great Bustard Group will be on the One Show on BBC1 tomorrow at 7pm. Please tune in.

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Mongolian Bustard Fundraising initiative launched

Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012 by Alex Stott

Screenshot of Mongolian Bustard fundraising website

The Asian Great Bustard project has launched a fund-raising initiative ( to cover the costs of field research, the final year of tuition for our team’s second master’s student, G. Natsag and radio transmitter time for Great Bustards which already have transmitters. They aim to raise $3,230 by the 17th of January next year. […]

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Further Russian census updates

Posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 by David Waters

On the 24th Sept the weather changed and we had heavy rain. The field tracks on which we drive quickly become impossible to drive on. The afternoon brightened up and the rain stopped. He big numbers of Buzzard species continued to be seen, feeding out on the recently ploughed fields. Mice, voles and hamsters all […]

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Autumn Great Bustard Census in Saratov

Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 by David Waters

Apologies for the lack of news of the Autumn Great Bustard Census in Saratov. I have been sending messages by Twitter but technology and I have our usual interface problem. I flew out to Moscow on Monday night and arrived at 4am on Tuesday. I Moscow I met with the Russian Woodcock Group – another […]

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Good News for Romanian Bustards

Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 by David Waters

? Romania Takes Action to Avoid the Construction of Wind Turbines in Prime Great Bustard Habitat Until recently there had been plans for the con- struction of a wind farm within and around a Special Protection Area (SPA) and Natura 2000 site in the Salonta region, Bihor County, Romania, which pro- vides important wintering habitat […]

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