Natural England report confirms breeding Peregrines are missing from the northern uplands due to illegal persecution and deliberate disturbance.
The Northern England Raptor Forum (NERF) represents the combined fieldwork and conservation interests of ten regional raptor study groups covering much of the upland areas of England.
Thanks to many hours of dedicated fieldwork from the volunteers within the raptor study groups, NERF holds the most comprehensive data-set for the success of breeding raptors, including Owls and Raven across the uplands of northern England.
NERF members’ core activity is to monitor and report the breeding success and year round distribution of target raptor species.
The NERF member groups have a wealth of experience with detailed research studies dating back 25+ years.
An annual report is published offering details at species level of occupancy, breeding success and distribution for the previous year.
NERF welcomes applications from other raptor study groups in the region.