This is a reminder for birders to report any suspicious behaviour around our schedule 1 species in Cornwall.
There are national surveys this year for Peregrine and chough, and of course the RSPB have in place people doing nest protection for Chough but if birders are worried about any behaviour surrounding these vulnerable species they should call the police on 999 if it is happening then and there or call 101 if an incident has already happened.
Here is the complete list of schedule 1 species – most don’t breed in Cornwall but a fair few species do, or potentially could do in the future.
Schedule 1 – Part I http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/policy/wildbirdslaw/birdsandlaw/wca/schedules.aspx
Birds and their young, for which it is an offence to intentionally or recklessly disturb at, on or near an ‘active’ nest.
Avocet, Bee-eater, Bittern, Little Bittern, Bluethroat, Brambling, Cirl Bunting, Lapland Bunting, Snow Bunting, Honey Buzzard, Capercaillie (Scotland only), Chough, Corncrake, Spotted Crake, Crossbills (all species), Divers (all species), Dotterel, Long-tailed Duck,
Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Gyr Falcon, Fieldfare, Firecrest, Garganey, Greylag (in Outer Hebrides, Caithness, Sutherland and Wester Ross only), Black-tailed Godwit, Goshawk, Goldeneye, Black necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Greenshank, Little Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Harriers (all species), Purple Heron, Hobby, Hoopoe, Kingfisher, Red Kite, Merlin, Golden Oriole, Osprey, Barn Owl, Snowy Owl, Peregrine, Leach’s Petrel, Red-necked Phalarope, Pintail, Kentish Plover, Little-ringed Plover, Common Quail, Black Redstart, Redwing, Scarlet Rosefinch, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Purple Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Scaup, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Serin, Shorelark, Red-backed Shrike, Spoonbill, Black-winged Stilt, Temminck’s Stint, Stone Curlew, Bewick’s Swan, Whooper Swan, Black Tern, Little Tern, Roseate Tern, Bearded Tit, Crested Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper, Cetti’s Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Savi’s Warbler, Whimbrel, Woodlark and Wryneck.