Peak District Raptor Monitoring Group, are a small but dedicated group of volunteer field workers, who under licence from the BTO and Natural England monitor and ring birds of prey and owls in the Peak District and surrounding areas. Our aims being to monitor the birds, participate in national surveys and identify real and potential threats as they arise.

Most of the work done by Peak District Raptor Monitoring Group, is done during the breeding season between March and September each year, we try to cover as much of the area as possible in the time available but invariably we probably won’t manage to locate all the birds breeding in the area. Birdwatchers and other members of the public are invited to help us by reporting any raptors seen at these times of the year (please be aware that special licenses are required for visiting some species of birds), please include as much detail as possible including (if possible) the approximate time, date and location via the Contact Us page, we appreciate that not everyone can identify all birds but whatever information you might be able to provide is very much appreciated.

To encourage the co-ordinated monitoring and surveying and to help develop centralised policies and methods to enhance our work, PDRMG are a member of the Northern England Raptor Forum.