RSPB publishes bird crime report

Sadly, illegal persecution and killing of birds, including raptors, is still not a thing from the past. The RSPB hast just published a new report about bird crime which includes 210 reports of crimes against raptors. A special report about the illegal killing of raptors in Scotland 2008 is also available.

At least the following birds were victims of illegal poisoning in Scotland.

  • 1 white-tailed eagle
  • 2 Red Kites
  • 14 Commonn Buzzards
  • 3 Ravens

The real number is probably much higher.
Other birds where shot, including hen harriers.

More information:

RSPB news about new bird crime report
Bird Crime Report (PDF)
The illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland 2008 (PDF)