Rare breeding birds
In the respective countries of Britain and Ireland rare breeding birds are afforded protection during the breeding season. Some species are also occasionally subject to persecution or are at risk from egg collecting. There was no specific requirement to visit nests during Atlas fieldwork but if you wished to familiarise yourself with the requirements of the law in the respective countries they were provided from the links below. Also, if you had concerns regarding how we deal with records of rare species to ensure confidentiality, please see the link concerning this, also below.
Unlocking the science to reveal the state of nature
David Noble takes a sober look at the latest State of Nature Report.
What effect might annual releases of non-native gamebirds be having on native biodiversity?
Henrietta Pringle reveals the work behind a recent paper on gamebirds and predation