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  1. DMW

    France - 2024

    My recollection is that when I visited the estimate was as high as 900 singing males in the Basses Vallees alone - that's a really catastrophic decline if I recall correctly.
  2. DMW

    France - 2024

    That's really sad to hear, especially as when I visited (a good few years ago) I believe the population was still increasing thanks to better land management. It seemed very strange listening to Corncrake in a suburban meadow.
  3. DMW

    France - 2024

    Although it's a long time since I was there, I would second La Brenne, and the Loire Valley around Angers and Saumur. Angers is about 3hrs from St Malo, and has possibly the largest Corncrake population in Western Europe in the adjacent meadows (several hundred pairs). The nearby Saumur area has...