Goshawk PIT tagging (Scotland)

Goshawk nestlings with BTO and PIT rings.

The UK goshawk population is relatively small, and its distribution patchy.   In many areas of Scotland a large proportion of goshawk territories are monitored every year by Scottish Raptor Study Groups (Click on their logo below to visit their web site), and chicks are often ringed.

Given the success of our use of PIT tags to better understand peregrine falcon populations (Click here to visit our web page on this), we are piloting their use on goshawks.  If this proves successful it may enable us to bettter understand the population dynamics of goshawk in Scotland.

If you would like more information on this work, please contact: info@natural-research.org

Photo: M. Henderson


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