Goose and swan monitoring programme

The Goose & Swan Monitoring Programme (GSMP) monitors the abundance and breeding success of the UK’s native geese and migratory swans during the non-breeding season.

In March 2022, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) withdrew from managing the GSMP when the Partnership agreement with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and NatureScot came to an end. WWT remains fully supportive of the important work of the GSMP but has made the decision to concentrate its conservation activity for waterbirds and their wetland habitats in other areas.

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has now formally entered into a new GSMP Partnership with JNCC and NatureScot to take the programme forward.

For further details, see the GSMP pages on BTO’s website.