The Northern England Raptor Forum publishes its first Annual Review

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Published by on October 4, 2011 courtesy of surfbirds newsfeeds

The Northern England Raptor Forum covers the uplands of Northern England from the South Peak, in Derbyshire to the Scottish borders and includes the Bowland Fells and the North York Moors.


The 2009 NERF Annual Review is the first annual review of the work undertaken by the Forum. The Review identifies the NERF geographical coverage and habitat types before taking an in-depth look at the 22 species of raptor (and also including Raven), that are known to occur as a resident, migrant or rare vagrant in the North of England. The report is essential reading for anyone interested in birds of prey in the northern uplands.
Northern England Raptor Forum Annual Review
Each of the species reports outlines the national historical perspective, the population estimate, conservation status, and the national and local threat assessment before setting out the local perspective within each of the NERF recording areas.
The Review also contains articles from: Guy Shorrock, RSPB Investigations Dept. outlining the Society’s latest Birdcrime Report; Stephen Murphy, National England Hen Harrier Recovery Project in relation to Hen Harrier dispersal; George Smith, a Scottish Raptor Worker, on the use of PIT Tags being used in a Peregrine Project, and, Geoff Saliba, Birdlife Malta on raptor persecution on the Maltese Islands.
The Review contains c 40,000 words, 72 pages of A4, printed in colour throughout and is ‘perfect’ bound.
Copies can be ordered from Nick Carter at midgleybirder@yahoo.co.uk and cost £12 including P & P.

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