Latest News

Peregrine shot dead at Elton Reservoir, Bury (16/5/2019)

Dark Peak Peregrine ‘abandons’ nest containing three eggs. Really? (18/4/2019)

NERF’s response to Murgatroyd et al. Natural England’s paper identifying that the persecution of Hen Harriers on grouse moors is suppressing the population in Britain (22/03/2019)
Judgement on the Legality of a Research Trial For Brood Management of Hen Harrier (21/03/2019)
NERF Annual reviews 2009-2017 now available to download (19/3/2019)
The fire is extinguished as Vulcan joins the ‘disappeared’ (12/3/2019)
River – another young Hen Harrier joins the swelling ranks of the disappeared (24/01/2019)
Congratulations Chris Packham CBE (30/12/2018)
Two owls shot in the Dark Peak – why? (09/12/18)
Arthur joins his sister Octavia in the land of ‘the disappeared’ (13/11/2018)
Athena and three others join the ranks of the ‘disappeared (8/11/2018)
Mabel joins the ‘disappeared’ (19/10/2018)
As we predicted in September (18/10/2018).
Bob Elliot moving on… (6/10/2018)
Three more Hen Harriers join the ranks of the ‘disappeared’ (14/09/2018)

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.