Packing and sending carcases
If you find a dead bird of prey, please contact us by telephone on 01524 595830 or email at PBMS@ceh.ac.uk. If you believe that the bird has been killed illegally, please contact the police and ask if the matter can be referred to a Wildlife Crime Officer.
If you are able to collect the dead bird for us, we will send you a box to enable you to send the bird into the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme. The box will be labelled with our address and have the correct postage. The box contains a plastic bag, gloves and instructions to enable you to ship the bird safely. We will ask you to fill in a form with details about where you found the bird and what the circumstances were. We will send you a letter or email of acknowledgement to inform you that the bird was delivered to us.
If you are unable to collect the bird because you saw it on the motorway or a busy, dangerous road, please contact your local Highways Agency. They may be willing to collect the bird. Please do not endanger yourself to collect a dead bird of prey.
Here is a more detailed explanation of what happens when you contact us: