Looking out for Scotland's birds of prey

Raptor nest

Destruction of a raptor nest is a serious criminal offence as well as being extremely cruel and can have a significant impact on raptor populations.

Young chicks or eggs may even be in the nest at the time of the destruction causing obvious suffering to the chicks and severe distress to the parents.

It is an offence to approach a nest belonging to a bird of prey without a licence. 

Latest report

Project Raptor warns local community of poisoning

After more poison was discovered in the area of Abington and Leadhills in South Lanarkshire, this time found in the body of a peregrine falcon, Project Raptor has again visited these local communities and distributed posters alerting them to the persecution of birds of prey in their area as well as to the dangers of coming into contact with the poison.

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About Project Raptor

Hen Harrier

We will offer you reports and images related to the threats that raptors are facing within the Scottish countryside today. This website will be of interest to those who are active in raptor protection and conservation and people who would just like to learn more about the threats facing birds of prey.
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What you can do

Eagle

On our ‘Eagle Eye’ page we also offer advice and guidance in identifying the various methods that criminals may use to target and kill raptors as well as directing you to the people that can help if you do come across an incident which you believe may be related to raptor persecution.
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