The paper concerns the state of resources of gallinaceous birds in the middle part of the Vyatka river valley. The territory of the Reserve “Nurgush” is rarely settled by birds. A pineforest terrace and a watershed area are inhabited by gallinaceous birds most densely. Data on the quality of birds’ feeds and significance of gallinaceous birds as feed for predatory animals are given. The ways of carrying out of a specialpurpose program on cooperation of nature users and the Reserve “Nurgush” with the goal of rearing and conserving gallinaceous birds in the region are suggested.