The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) is a national surveillance scheme that quantifies the exposure of sentinel predatory bird species to pollutants, pesticides and biocides of current and emerging concern.

The Scheme is run by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) and is currently funded jointly by the Natural Environment Research Council (through CEH’s National Capability programme), Defra, Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).

PBMS website

Email the PBMS

or Tel. 01524 595830

Techinican Elaine carrying out a postmortem

Samples taken during the post mortem of a dead bird

Osprey (courtesy of Alan Lawlor at UKCEH)