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Birds and licensing

All wild birds in Scotland are given protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended).  Some more rare, threatened or vulnerable species are given extra protection, for instance against disturbance during the breeding season. 

Licences are available for certain purposes to permit actions that might otherwise constitute an offence.  Follow the links below to find out more about different types of bird licence: 



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