Protected Birds

Birds Protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (as amended) 1981.

Birds protected by special penalties at all times:

  1. Avocet
  2. Bee-eater
  3. Bittern
  4. Bittern, little
  5. Bluethroat
  6. Brambling Heron,
  7. Bunting, cirl
  8. Bunting, Lapland
  9. Bunting, snow
  10. Buzzard, honey
  11. Capercaillie (in Scotland)
  12. Chough
  13. Corncrake
  14. Crake, spotted
  15. Crossbill (all species)
  16. Curlew, stone
  17. Diver (all species)
  18. Dotterel
  19. Duck, long-tailed
  20. Eagle, golden
  21. Eagle, white-tailed
  22. Falcon, gyr
  23. Fieldfare
  24. Firecrest
  25. Garganey
  26. Godwit, black-tailed
  27. Goshawk
  28. Grebe, black-necked
  29. Grebe, Slavonian
  30. Grebe, Slavonian
  31. Greenshank
  32. Gull, little
  33. Gull, Mediterranean
  34. Harriers (all species)
  35. Hobby
  36. Hoopoe
  37. Kingfisher
  38. Kite, red
  39. Merlin
  40. Oriole, golden
  41. Osprey
  42. Owl, barn
  43. Owl, snowy
  44. Peregrine
  45. Petrel, Leach's
  46. Phalarope, red-necked
  47. Plover, Kentish
  48. Plover, little ringed
  49. purple Shorelark
  50. Quail, common
  51. Redstart, black
  52. Redwing
  53. Rosefinch, scarlet
  54. Ruff
  55. Sandpiper, green
  56. Sandpiper, purple
  57. Sandpiper, wood
  58. Scaup
  59. Scoter, common
  60. Scoter, velvet
  61. Serin
  62. Shrike, red-backed
  63. Spoonbill
  64. Stilt, black-winged
  65. Stint, Temminck's
  66. Swan, Bewick's
  67. Swan, whooper
  68. Tern, black
  69. Tern, little
  70. Tern, roseate
  71. Tit, bearded
  72. Tit, crested
  73. Treecreeper, short-toed
  74. Warbler, Cetti's
  75. Warbler, Dartford
  76. Warbler, marsh
  77. Warbler, Savi's
  78. Whimbrel
  79. Woodlark
  80. Wryneck

Birds protected by special penalties during the close season (1 February to 31 August or 21 February to 31 August below high water mark):

  1. Goldeneye
  2. Greylag goose (in Outer Hebrides, Caithness, Sutherland, and Wester Ross only)
  3. Pintail

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