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Bird Of Prey Poisoning Incidents Reported in Scotland 2008 - 2012

PAW Scotland Bird of Prey Poisoning Hotspot Maps

This document is available for download below.
 
Maps

Map 1 Bird of prey poisoning incidents in Scotland 2008-2012 shows the distribution of incidents of confirmed poisoning reported to Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) from January 2008 to December 2012.
 
Map 2 Bird of prey poisoning incidents in Scotland 2012 shows the distribution of incidents of confirmed poisoning reported to SASA for 2012 only.

Bird of Prey Poisoning Incidents Scotland 2008-2012Bird of Prey Poisoning Incidents Scotland 2012

The maps show incidents reported to SASA, where birds of prey have been confirmed as poisoned. Where several incidents have been reported for the same area, the number of incidents has been aggregated to show ‘hotspots’; the greater the number of incidents the larger the ‘spot’.
 
Tables
 
Please note that the number of incidents does not indicate the number of birds poisoned. For a summary of the number of bird of prey species poisoned over this period please see Table 1 below.
 
In addition to this, many of the incidents on these maps involved the recovery of poisoned baits and poisoned corvids, as well as the carcasses of the birds of prey that were poisoned. A full detailed account of each incident is available from Tables 2-6 in the document below, and more information is available in the Q&A about the maps project >>
 
Table 1: Birds of Prey confirmed poisonings in Scotland in 2008-2012 

 

Red kite

Buzzard

Peregrine falcon

Golden eagle

Tawny owl

Sparrowhawk

Sea eagle

Total

2008

2

14

0

0

0

0

1

17

2009

4

22*

0

2

1

0

1

30

2010

7

13

2

4

0

1

1

28

2011

4

7

2

1

0

2

0

16

2012

0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3

Totals

17

58

4

8

1

3

3

94

 Source: SASA

* At the time the 2009 poisoning figures were published, a total of 19 buzzards had been confirmed as victims of poisoning abuse. However, a further 3 buzzards were later tested and confirmed as poisoned. This information was only brought to our attention in 2013 when wider poisoning data was being collated in response to a parliamentary question. As a result the number of poisoned buzzards for 2009, and the subsequent totals, have now been updated. The latest version of the incident details table has also been amended.

Bird of Prey Poisoning Incidents 2008-2012 - Incident Details

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Title:Bird Of Prey Poisoning Incidents Reported in Scotland 2008 - 2012
Description:Bird Of Prey Poisoning Incidents Reported in Scotland 2008-2012, including hotspot maps, summary table and detailed incident tables for each year.
File:Bird of Prey Poisoning Incidents 2008-2012 [PDF, 2294.4 kb: 05 Apr 2013]
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