We’d like to support some of our partners in their efforts to record sightings of raptors in the North Pennines and beyond.
Here’s what to do:
The Friends of Red Kites in the North East of England are looking for spring and summer sightings of red kites, particularly outside of the lower Derwent Valley.
Call the RSPB Hen Harrier hotline with any sightings of hen harriers, all year round. Tel. 08454 600121 or email email@example.com
Peregrine & Short-eared Owl
The Durham Upland Bird Study Group is looking for sightings of peregrines at any suitable breeding site in early spring or summer, and any suspicion of short-eared owl breeding during spring or summer in suitable habitat. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting raptor crime
If you have any information about crimes associated with raptors, and want to remain anonymous, call the RSPB’s confidential Raptor Crime Hotline on 0300 999 0101.
If an incident is ongoing, you should contact the police on 101, before contacting the RSPB Investigations Unit: England, on 01767 680551.