If you find a dead bird of prey, please telephone 01524 595830 or contact us. We will take your details and send a box containing everything you need, postage paid.
If you believe that the bird has been killed illegally, please contact the police and ask if the matter can be referred to a Wildlife Crime Officer.
If you are able to collect a dead bird of prey for us, we will send you a box to enable you to send the bird into the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme. The box will be labelled with our address and have the correct postage. The box contains a plastic bag, gloves and instructions to enable you to ship the bird safely. We will ask you to fill in a form with details about where you found the bird and what the circumstances were. We will email an acknowledgement to inform you that the bird was delivered to us.
If you are unable to collect the bird because you saw it on the motorway or a busy, dangerous road, please contact your local Highways Agency. They may be willing to collect the bird. Please do not endanger yourself to collect a dead bird of prey.
For help in recording the grid reference of where you found the bird, please see the YouTube video at the bottom of this page.
Here is a more detailed explanation of what happens when you contact us:
A barn owl bagged, ready to box and post