How to send us a dead bird

If you find a dead bird of prey, please telephone 01524 595830 or: contact us. We will send a submission pack (containing everything you need, postage paid) to the address you provide and acknowledge receipt of the bird.

New Safety Advice to PBMS Contributors February 2021

As you may be aware, Avian Influenza is currently present in in both wild and captive birds in the UK.  Public health advice is that the risk to human health from the four strains of the virus present in the UK is very low.

However, as an additional precaution, the PBMS is emphasising that good hygiene should be practised when handling birds that you wish to submit to the scheme. Please use gloves or a plastic bag over your hands, double bag the bird as soon as possible, and also ensure you wash your hands thoroughly.

Please store the bird somewhere cold (outside e.g.a shed) prior to packing and posting. We’ll try and get a submission pack to you as soon as possible.

More information about avian influenza can be found here:

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 help. 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 below.

Have you found a dead otter? Please contact the Otter Project, Cardiff University. Found other roadkill? Please report to Project Splatter- creating a UK map of wildlife roadkill. 

How can you help?

To submit a dead bird of prey Contact us (or telephone 01524 595830) to request a submission pack.


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