Goose & 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.  If you are a GSMP participant and wish to be contacted by BTO regarding the coming season, please complete the following online form:

Please click here to fill out the form.

The information you provide will help BTO understand your past involvement and current interest and availability for future surveys – this can of course change later. If you have any difficulties completing the online form or have any other queries, please contact the BTO using one of the methods below.

Email BTO:

Write to BTO: GSMP Office, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk. IP24 2PU.

Call BTO: 01842 750050

BTO GSMP Letter July 2022

Icelandic-breeding Goose Census 2022/23 count dates

22/23 October and 19/20 November