Conservation experts will share advice about how to re-introduce grey partridges to arable and hill fringe landscapes at an event later this year.
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has organised two training courses in March where farmers and conservationists can find out how to help the bird to prosper. The days will involve a combination of presentations and practical sessions.
There has been a massive decline in numbers of grey partridges over the past 40 years.
Course leader Hugo Straker said: "The need to re-establish new populations is crucial if we are to save this bird, particularly as there are now huge tracts of our countryside that no longer hold grey partridges. We hope that our comprehensive guidelines and this training will show the art of the possible.
"Once the right habitats have been created and feeding and predator control are being maintained, we feel confident that many people will be able to have wild partridges on their land again. This would be a fantastic achievement for future generations."
Mr Straker said: "This course is relevant to everyone interested in grey partridge conservation, from farmers or conservation groups looking to re-establish a small but viable resident population on their land to game managers whose ultimate goal is to achieve a sustainable wild grey partridge shoot."
The day-long course runs on March 3, at Whitburgh Estate, Pathhead, in Midlothian and on March 4 at Clune and Corrybrough Estate, Tomatin, in Inverness-shire.
Places cost £25. To book a place, call Lynda Ferguson on 01425 651013 or email email@example.com.