Reporting Rare and Scarce breeding birds in the York area

Please note the club’s policy on the reporting of rare and scarce birds which could potentially be breeding in the area. Sightings should only be sent to the Recorder, and to the LDV team if in the NNR. Please do not share on YorkBirding or on Twitter during the breeding season.

If you are photographing the birds please do so from a distance and bear in mind the legal position for Schedule 1 species.

We are concerned for the birds’ welfare and we want to give them the best chance to succeed without disturbance.

Please see for guidance.