Rare breeding birds policy
Rare breeding birds face a number of threats, including illegal persecution and egg collecting, and increasingly from inadvertent disturbance from birders and photographers.
The RBBP's guidance on reporting rare breeding birds gives some context.
Sightings and photos of the following (mostly RBBP and/or Schedule One) potential breeding species are automatically hidden. This may be year round or during the breeding season. Some records may be manually released if the location isn't a regular breeding site.
For records of species not covered by this policy that are at sensitive locations, there is the option of ticking the "Confidential" box when submitting sightings.
|Little Egret||RBBP||Breeding season|
|Ruddy Duck||RBBP||Year round|
|Honey-buzzard||RBBP, Schedule One||Year round|
|Montagu's Harrier||RBBP, Schedule One||Year round|
|Goshawk||RBBP, Schedule One||Year round|
|Peregrine||RBBP, Schedule One||Breeding season|
|Quail||RBBP, Schedule One||Breeding season|
|Stone-curlew||RBBP, Schedule One||Year round|
|Little Ringed Plover||RBBP, Schedule One||Breeding season|
|Mediterranean Gull||RBBP, Schedule One||Breeding season|
|Turtle Dove||RBBP||Year round|
|Barn Owl||Schedule One||Breeding season|
|Long-eared Owl||RBBP||Year round|
|Short-eared Owl||RBBP||Year round|
|Lesser Spotted Woodpecker||RBBP||Breeding season|
|Woodlark||RBBP, Schedule One||Year round|
|Black Redstart||RBBP, Schedule One||Year round|
|Dartford Warbler||RBBP, Schedule One||Year round|
|Firecrest||Schedule One||Breeding season|
|Willow Tit||RBBP||Year round|