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The 2015 Yorkshire Bird Report is now published!  Over 300 pages long, the report incorporates maps, graphs, illustrations, photo gallery and detailed species accounts. Read the exciting news about finding the Iberian Wagtail and Balearic Woodchat Shrike!  All YNU members receive a copy free of charge.  If you would like to order a copy, please visit our website shop.

The price is £18.00 which includes postage and packing

The latest issue of the Yorkshire Red Kites newsletter has just been published and can be downloaded here.  This year's monitoring of breeding sites shows reduced breeding success in North and West Yorkshire, possibly due to the harsh weather.  Sadly, persecution of Red Kites and other raptors continues to be a serious problem in Yorkshire; the newsletter provides details of injuries and fatalities due to shooting, trapping and poisoning and emphasises the importance of members of te public reporting such offences.  If you come across a suspected wildlife crime, please phone the Police on 101, ask to speak to a Wildlife Crime Officer and request an incident number.  Suspected poisonings should be reported to the Wildlife Incident Investigations Scheme on 0800 321600.  The RSPB has a confidential Raptor Crime Hotline on 0300 999 0101.  

For further information visit the Yorkshire Red Kites website, which now includes a map of reported kite sightings. We are grateful to the YNU's Bird Protection Liaison Officer, Doug Simpson MBE, for providing this newsletter.

(7th October 2018)

 

Now published!  The new-look 2014 Yorkshire Bird Report, incorporating new distribution maps (generated by data from BTO’s BirdTrack) and Breeding Bird Survey graphs for commoner species.  Also includes details of the six new species recorded in the county in 2014.  All YNU members receive a copy free of charge.  If you would like to order a copy, please visit our website shop.

The price is £15.00 which includes postage and packing

(28th April 2018)