Buzzard in a field of wheat, Bedfordshire

Wildlife and the law

Find out how wild birds and their eggs and nests are protected by the law and where you can go to find out more detailed information.

Wildlife crime. Egg collection, siezed from a collector in Grimsby, Lincolnshire in 2006. 7,700 eggs in total.

Wild bird crime

Download our bird crime report, as well as finding out more about poisoning, egg collecting and nest robbery.

Buzzard Buteo buteo, in field of winter wheat, Bedfordshire, England

Working with the law

This section explains more about how the RSPB works with the law and has influenced decisions.

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Report a wild bird crime

Follow the link to report wild bird crimes that you have witnessed or heard about from someone else.

Investigations PDF Library

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