Send us birds

During the Coronavirus/Covid 19 outbreak: If you have found a dead bird of prey that you would like to submit to the scheme and you are able to freeze the bird until submissions are reinstated, then please do so.

We would kindly ask you to:

  1. Wrap the bird in a plastic bag.

  2. Place the wrapped bird in a second plastic bag along with a note or the submission form that you can download and print (see below).

  3. The double-wrapped bird can then be frozen.

  4. Please then email with your contact details (including telephone number) so that we can contact you to arrange the submission once the scheme is back up and running.

The submission form can be downloaded here: PDF icon Submission Proforma_v11_Current pdf.pdfFile Submission Proforma_v11_Current.docx

If you cannot print the submission form then please include the following details on the note which you include with the bird:

  1. Date the bird was found

  2. Location the bird was found (ideally OS grid reference but postal address or nearest postcode/village/town will suffice)

  3. Circumstances under which it was found (e.g. found on side of road, found under window, etc.)

If you are unable to freeze the bird then please dispose of it. This is because this suspension is likely to exceed the length of time after which we cannot accept birds stored at ambient temperature.

Many thanks for your support at this difficult time, and please stay safe, the PBMS team.

Have you found a dead bird of prey or failed eggs? Contact us or telephone 01524595830 to request a submission pack

Birds of prey: we rely on members of the public to send in deceased birds of prey. We would be grateful if you could keep the bird cold (preferably frozen) until you have received the submission pack. The pack contains everything you need to send the dead bird to us and is 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.

Failed eggs: we can 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.

How can you help?

If you find a dead bird of prey telephone us (01524 595830) or Contact us and see the How to send us a dead bird page.


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