Raptor persecution – ‘Operation Owl’

A joint initiative by North Yorkshire Police, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the RSPCA, together with the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks is now under way to help stop the persecution of birds of prey in North Yorkshire. Please follow this link for more details Operation Owl .

All members of the public are urged to report suspicious activities by calling the police on 101; or you can speak in confidence about raptor persecution to the RSPB investigation team on 0300 9990101.

Proposed Wildlife Centre at Gouthwaite Reservoir

Nidderdale Birdwatchers have been partners with Nidderdale AONB, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Yorkshire Water in a project to develop a Wildlife Centre at Gouthwaite Reservoir incorporating a bird hide at the water’s edge.


We are sorry to report that Nidderdale AONB has withdrawn from the project and that plans for the proposed Centre will no longer be pursued.