In 2016, the PBMS received over 400 submissions to the scheme. These were whole bird carcasses and tissue samples. Around 10% came from five regular contributors who through their work or personal interest have taken the time to collect the birds and submit them to the scheme.
We would like to give these people a special mention and a huge thank you for the contribution they have made.
Conrad, Simon, and Vikki have contributed to the scheme in recent years; they have provided a contributor profile.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have contributed 99 birds to the scheme since 2001, with John Lightfoot from the Shropshire Barn Owl Group sending in 43 birds since 2003.
The PBMS relies on members of the public and other collaborators sending in birds so that we can monitor current and emerging chemical threats to the environment.