New record year for Red Kites in Scotland: 149 pairs fledge 234 young in 2009

25. October 2009

The Red Kite was extinct in Scotland but thanks to a reintroduction project done by the RSPB and others, the birds are can now be seen again in Scotland. In 2009, the population reached a new high with 149 pairs fledging 234 young which is probably more pairs than any time during the last 150 years.
The UK population in 2008 was estimated at 1,200 pairs.

More information can be found on the following RSPB websites:
Red kites soar to highest level for 150 years
Red Kite species information by the RSPB