This species have been surveyed at irregular intervals since 1968. Nowadays, they’re almost extinct in southern Sweden as a breeder and there are only 10 or so singing males in Kvismaren. In the beginning of 2010 we started a project to determine how they are to be preserved as a breeding species. In Kvismaren work is ongoing to verifying the nesting outcome when active measures are taken by land owners and land left fallow by the edges of fields. In the spring these areas are not planted and therefore presumably protecting the breeding habitat of the Ortolan’s.