Found a dead bird of prey? To request a submission pack Contact us (or telephone 01524595830).
Please bear with us if we do not get back to you immediately. We aim to pick up enquiries Monday to Friday.
Birds of prey: we rely on members of the public to send in deceased birds of prey using our submission pack. We would be grateful if you could keep the bird cold until you have received the submission pack which contains everything you need to send the dead bird to us, postage paid.
If you believe that the bird has been killed illegally, please contact the police and ask for the matter to be referred to a Wildlife Crime Officer.
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 if you can, wear gloves or a 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 of the bird. We’ll try and get a submission pack to you as soon as possible.
For the latest Government advice on Avian influenza see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu
Failed eggs from licensed collectors: we only accept addled and deserted eggs from licensed egg collectors. It is against the law to interfere with any bird nest or remove an egg without a licence. Please see Eggs for more information.