PBMS on course for bumper year for bird numbers

With a quarter of the year to go the PBMS team has received over 250 birds to use for their studies.

Lee Walker, coordinator for the scheme, tells us “This is encouraging from a public engagement viewpoint. The scheme relies upon members of the public submitting birds via our free postal system and without their contribution the scheme would not be able to monitor the levels of chemical contaminants in a range of predatory bird species.”

“The more birds we receive the better we can determine whether contaminant levels are increasing or decreasing and what causes those changes. So I’d encourage anyone who finds a dead bird of prey to contact us.”

For more information on how to send in birds to the scheme please see our Packing and sending carcases page

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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