The UKCWG is the official umbrella organisation for conservation bodies, land managers and other private individuals concerned with crane conservation in the UK. The aims and work of the group include:

  • Monitor and record breeding attempts and the population as a whole
  • Monitor and record population spread away from the core areas
  • Monitor and record crane sightings elsewhere in the UK
  • Provide advice on managing for cranes


To make contact with the group please e-mail     ukcwg@yahoo.co.uk 


 The first Winter co-ordinated crane count is scheduled for November 10th 2013 

If you can contribute to these please use the forms under the winter survey tab, please note that most large nature reserves

are covered by site staff, but smaller sites with roosting birds may be missed by us, to we would be delighted to hear from you..


 Results from the November 2012 national count show a minimum of 63 birds in Eastern England


Results from National count on February 12th 2013 revealed a minimum of 53 birds, mainly in eastern England, though 5 were in the republic of Ireland.