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SCHEDULE 1E+W+S Birds which are Protected by Special Penalties

Part IE+W+S At All Times

Common nameScientific name
AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
BitternBotaurus stellaris
Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
Bunting, CirlEmberiza cirlus
Bunting, LaplandCalcarius lapponicus
Bunting, SnowPlectrophenax nivalis
Buzzard, HoneyPernis apivorus
[F1Capercaillie][F1 Tetracurogallus]
ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
CorncrakeCrex crex
Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana
Crossbills (all species)Loxia
Curlew, StoneBurhinus oedicnemus
Divers (all species)Gavia
DotterelCharadrius morinellus
Duck, Long-tailedClangula hyemalis
Eagle, GoldenAquila chrysaetos
Eagle, White-tailedHaliaetus albicilla
Falcon, GyrFalco rusticolus
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
FirecrestRegulus ignicapillus
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa
GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis
Grebe, SlavonianPodiceps auritus
GreenshankTringa nebularia
Gull, LittleLarus minutus
Gull, MediterraneanLarus melanocephalus
Harriers (all species)Circus
Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea
HobbyFalco subbuteo
HoopoeUpupa epops
KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Kite, RedMilvus milvus
MerlinFalco columbarius
Oriole, GoldenOriolus oriolus
OspreyPandion haliaetus
Owl, BarnTyto alba
Owl, SnowyNyctea scandiaca
PeregrineFalco peregrinus
Petrel, Leach’sOceanodroma leucorhoa
Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus
Plover, KentishCharadrius alexandrinus
Plover, Little RingedCharadrius dubius
Quail, CommonCoturnix coturnix
Redstart, BlackPhoenicurus ochruros
RedwingTurdus iliacus
Rosefinch, ScarletCarpodacus erythrinus
RuffPhilomachus pugnax
Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus
Sandpiper, PurpleCalidris maritima
Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola
ScaupAythya marila
Scoter, CommonMelanitta nigra
Scoter, VelvetMelanitta fusca
SerinSerinus serinus
ShorelarkEremophila alpestris
Shrike, Red-backedLanius collurio
SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia
Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus
Stint, Temminck’sCalidris temminckii
Swan, Bewick’sCygnus bewickii
Swan, WhooperCygnus cygnus
Tern, BlackChlidonias niger
Tern, LittleSterna albifrons
Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii
Tit, BeardedPanurus biarmicus
Tit, CrestedParus cristatus
Treecreeper, Short-toedCerthia brachydactyla
Warbler, Cetti’sCettia cetti
Warbler, DartfordSylvia undata
Warbler, MarshAcrocephalus palustris
Warbler, Savi’sLocustella luscinioides
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
WoodlarkLullula arborea
WryneckJynx torquilla
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F1 Sch. 1 Pt. I : Words inserted (S.) (4.11.2001) by S.S.I. 2001/337 , reg. 2(3)

Part IIE+W+S During the Close Season

Common nameScientific name
GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Goose, Greylag (in Outer Hebrides, Caithness, Sutherland and Wester Ross only)Anser anser
PintailAnas acuta

Note. The common name or names given in the first column of this Schedule are included by way of guidance only; in the event of any dispute or proceedings, the comon name or names shall not be taken into account.

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