Published in support of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan for black grouse

About black grouse

In Britain, black grouse are now confined to the uplands of Scotland, Wales and England. They're a species in trouble, but there is some cause for optimism, thanks to the efforts of many individuals and organisations. In this section, you can find out more about the birds, their status and their needs.


The black grouse lek is a piece of birdwatching theatre, where males display in order to attract a mate. Chris Gomersall (9001998-00454-002 RSPB-Images)