Welcome to the PBMS website http://pbms.ceh.ac.uk/default.htm
The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) is a long-term, national monitoring scheme that quantifies the concentrations of contaminants in the livers and eggs of selected species of predatory and fish-eating birds in Britain. We monitor the levels of contaminants to determine how and why they vary between species and regions, how they are changing over time, and the effects that they may have on individual birds and on their populations.
The Scheme is run by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and is currently funded jointly by the Natural Environment Research Council (through CEH’s National Capability programme), Defra, Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).
We are grateful to the RSPB and Alan Lawlor of Owl light blog for kindly allowing us to reproduce some of their images in the production of this website. The images above are from www.fotosearch.co.uk and are © Westend61.