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The Schedules

Schedule 1 - Part I

Birds and their young, for which it is an offence to intentionally or recklessly disturb at, on or near an ‘active’ nest. 

Avocet
Bee-eater
Bittern
Bittern, little
Bluethroat
Brambling
Bunting, cirl 
Bunting, Lapland 
Bunting, snow 
Buzzard, honey
Capercaillie (Scotland only)
Chough 
Corncrake
Crake, spotted
Crossbills (all species) 
Divers (all species)
Dotterel
Duck, long-tailed
Eagle, golden 
Eagle, white-tailed 
Falcon, gyr 
Fieldfare 
Firecrest 
Garganey
Godwit, black-tailed
Goshawk 
Grebe, black-necked
Grebe, Slavonian
Greenshank
Gull, little
Gull, Mediterranean
Harriers (all species) 
Heron, purple
Hobby 
Hoopoe
Kingfisher
Kite, red
Merlin
Oriole, golden
Osprey
Owl, barn
Owl, snowy
Peregrine
Petrel, Leach's
Phalarope, red-necked
Plover, Kentish
Plover, little ringed
Quail, common
Redstart, black
Redwing
Rosefinch, scarlet
Ruff
Sandpiper, green
Sandpiper, purple
Sandpiper, wood
Scaup
Scoter, common
Scoter, velvet
Serin
Shorelark
Shrike, red-backed
Spoonbill
Stilt, black-winged
Stint, Temminck's
Stone-curlew
Swan, Bewick's
Swan, whooper
Tern, black
Tern, little
Tern, roseate
Tit, bearded
Tit, crested
Treecreeper, short-toed
Warbler, Cetti's
Warbler, Dartford
Warbler, marsh
Warbler, Savi's
Whimbrel
Woodlark
Wryneck

Schedule 1 - Part II

Birds afforded special protection during the close season which is 1 February to 31 August (21 February to 31 August below high water mark) but which may be killed or taken outside this period.

Goldeneye
Pintail
Greylag goose (in Outer Hebrides, Caithness, Sutherland and Wester Ross only)

Schedule 2 - Part I

Birds protected during the close season (1 February to 31 August) but which may be killed or taken outside this period. Close season for ducks and geese when below high water mark is 21 February to 31 August.

Capercaillie - close season 1 February to 30 September (not Scotland)
Coot
Duck, tufted
Gadwall
Goldeneye
Goose, Canada
Goose, greylag
Goose, pink-footed
Goose, white-fronted (England and Wales only)
Mallard
Moorhen
Pintail
Plover, golden
Pochard
Shoveler
Snipe, common (close season 1 February to 11 August)
Teal
Wigeon
Woodcock (close season 1 February to 30 September except Scotland where 1 February to 31 August)

Schedule 3 - Part I

Birds which may be sold alive at all times if fitted with an approved ring and bred in captivity.

Blackbird
Brambling
Bullfinch
Bunting, reed
Chaffinch
Dunnock
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Jackdaw
Jay
Linnet
Magpie
Owl, barn
Redpoll
Siskin
Starling
Thrush, song
Twite
Yellowhammer

Schedule 3 - Part II

Birds which may be sold dead (at all times).

Woodpigeon

Schedule 3 - Part III

Birds which may be sold dead from 1 September to 28 February.

Capercaillie (not Scotland)
Coot
Duck, tufted
Mallard
Pintail
Plover, golden
Pochard
Shoveler
Snipe, common
Teal
Wigeon
Woodcock

Schedule 4

Birds which must be ringed and registered with the government if they are kept in captivity.

Bunting, cirl  (Wales)
Bunting, Lapland  (Wales)
Bunting, snow  (Wales)
Buzzard, honey (England and Wales)
Chough  (Wales)
Crossbills (all species)  (Wales)
Eagle, Spanish imperial (Wales)
Eagle, golden (England and Wales)
Eagle, Philippine (Wales)
Eagle, Eastern Imperial (Wales)
Eagle, New Guinea harpy (Wales)
Eagle, white-tailed  (England and Wales)
Falcon, Barbary (Wales)
Falcon, gyr  (Wales)
Fieldfare  (Wales)
Firecrest (Wales)
Fish-eagle, Madagascar (Wales)
Forest-falcon, plumbeous (Wales)
Goshawk (England and Wales)
Harrier, hen (Wales)
Harrier, marsh (England and Wales)
Harrier, Montagu’s (England and Wales)
Hawk, Galapagos (Wales)
Hawk, grey-backed (Wales)
Hawk, Hawaiian (Wales)
Hawk, Ridgeway’s (Wales)
Hawk, white-necked (Wales)
Hawk-eagle, Wallace’s (Wales)
Hobby (Wales)
Honey-buzzard, black (Wales)
Kestrel, lesser (Wales)
Kestrel, Mauritius (Wales)
Kite, red (Wales)
Merlin (Wales, and if not issued with a CITES Article 10 certificate in England)
Oriole, golden (Wales)
Osprey (England and Wales)
Peregrine (Wales, and if not issued with a CITES Article 10 certificate in England)
Redstart, black (Wales)
Redwing  (Wales)
Sea-eagle, Pallas’ (Wales)
Sea-eagle, Steller’s (Wales)
Serin  (Wales)
Serpent-eagle, Andaman (Wales)
Serpent-eagle, Madagascar (Wales)
Serpent-eagle, mountain (Wales)
Shorelark (Wales)
Shrike, red-backed  (Wales)
Sparrowhawk, New Britain (Wales)
Sparrowhawk, Gundlach’s (Wales)
Sparrowhawk, imitator (Wales)
Sparrowhawk, small (Wales)
Tit, bearded (Wales)
Tit, crested (Wales)
Warbler, Cetti's (Wales)
Warbler, Dartford (Wales)
Warbler, marsh (Wales)
Warbler, Savi's (Wales)
Woodlark (Wales)
Wryneck (Wales)

For more details view: http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalhealth/CITES/news/080922-birdregchanges.htm

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