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Return forms and guidance for bird licences

Schedule 1 surveys and monitoring and photography licences

Return form

Photography licence returns must be accompanied by a sample of pictures/footage taken.

Guidance

 

There are no return forms for the following licence types.  Instead please email the required information to: licensing@snh.gov.uk quoting your licence number in the subject line of the email.

Bird science and research project licences

Required return information

  • A report of works carried out;
  • The species, numbers, dates and locations (including minimum six figure grid reference) of any birds/eggs/feathers disturbed, taken, killed or released;
  • Details of any injuries, mortalities or failed breeding attempts.

Geese, ravens and piscivorous bird licences for preventing serious damage

Required return information

  • The number of birds (of each species licensed) killed;
  • The scaring methods you use;
  • How successful the shooting was at addressing the problem;
  • The level of damage still experienced;
  • Whether you anticipate similar problems next year and why this is likely to be the case (geese and raven only).

Gull (and other bird) licences for preserving public health and safety or preventing serious damage (not including geese/ravens or piscivorous birds)

Required return information

  • The number of adults or chicks of each species killed (for gulls this should include numbers during each week of the licence period);
  • The number of eggs taken and/or nests destroyed for each species (for gulls this should include numbers during each week of the licence period);
  • The preventative measures employed (scaring/debris cleaning) and the frequency at which these were used;
  • How successful the licensed activities were at addressing the problem;
  • Any problems still experienced.

Where it is anticipated that gull nesting problems may reoccur on site and a future licence application is likely to be required, a gull management plan  Word document must be integrated into any licence return.

Licences for preserving air safety

Required return information

  • The number of birds taken or killed of each species licensed;
  • How successful the licensed activities were at addressing the problem;
  • Any problems still experienced.

Licences to take gull eggs for human consumption

Required return information

  • The number of eggs taken for each species.