New scheme invited to join WILDCOMS - Scottish Raptor Health Study

The Scottish Raptor Health Study is a Scottish surveillance scheme assessing the health of Scottish raptors and using them as indicators of ecosystem health.

The project performs post mortem examinations on all Scottish raptor birds submitted to look at factors contributing to their death and examines live raptor chicks for health assessment. Samples originating from these two sources undergo bacteriology, parasitology, virology and toxicology testing.

For more information and some photos navigate to the Scottish Raptor Health Study page.