Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Rare Breeding Birds

A gentle reminder to those of us who are keen to post sightings of our "rarer breeding" species at/near their nest-sites, of some potentially sensitive issues at this time of the year.

Whilst it’s always useful to know how particular species are faring each year (information that could be important to aid their conservation) we do also need to consider that some discretion might be required in order to minimise possible (although unintended) disturbance at particular sites concerned.  

This particularly applies to specially protected species  detailed in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981 (as amended including by the Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000). 
This also applies to photography of these species at their nests.

A full list of specially protected species can be found here.     

Bob Haycock
Chairman Pembs Bird Group and BTO Rep for Pembs.