Latest News

It may be a different singer but it is the same old song (02/02/2020)

NERF fully supports Chief Inspector Louise Hubble, Head of the National Wildlife Crime Unit, following a vexatious attack by the Countryside Alliance (22/01/2020)

The incredible story of a Red Kite called red philip and the dedication of the Friends Of The Red Kite volunteers (14/01/2020)

NERF Awarded NERF awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Chairman of the Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group (22/12/2019)

Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group – Activity Report Summer 2019

RED KITE poisoned in the Nidderdale AONB (1/12/2019)
Ada the latest in a long line of Hen Harriers to join the ‘disappeared’ – on a grouse moor (28/11/2019)
The Hen Harrier Brood Management Plan – what should happen next? (26/10/2019)
Bookings are now closed for our 2019 Annual Conference
RSPB Publish Birdcrime 2018 (29/8/2019)
NERF Conference – advance notice (15/8/2019)
Supporting the work of the RSPB Investigations Team (12/8/2019)
Join us for our Raptor Persecution Awareness Raising Day – (10/8/2019)
Friends of Red Kites join NERF (1/7/2019)
Hen Harrier Brood Management (12/6/2019)
NERF Annual review 2009-2017 now available to download (19/3/2019)

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.