Northern Goshawk

Ad female Gos S Ayrshire
Adult female Goshawk, Ayrshire (A. Hogg)

Introduction to the species - see BTO RSPB and SRSG websites Breeding distribution - see Bird Atlas
Protection designations Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (protected by special penalties at all times)
Monitoring method - see Raptors: A Field Guide for Surveys and Monitoring

Annual monitoring data

Please click on the links below to access summary data. These summaries are based on SRMS regions.  Descriptions of some of the main headings reported against are provided here.

2015

National and regional trends

Trend production is currently limited by the spatial resolution of some records, the lack of geographic coverage and survey effort information and the fact that much information is only provided to the SRMS is summary format.  Provisional trends in breeding numbers and breeding productivity have been produced for a number of study areas across Scotland.  A priority for the SRMS is to work with SRMS contributors to (i) obtain outstanding grid references, (ii) obtain information on study area boundaries and coverage, (iii) try to obtain higher resolution data and (iv) assess representatives of coverage through comparison with Birds Atlas 2007-11 data with the aim of producing regional trends in the future.  A national trend is considered unlikely to be appropriate for this species.

Local Goshawk studies & projects

NamePeriodMain observerOther observersOrganisation
North-east Scotland1973-ongoingM MarquissNorth-east Raptor Study Group

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North-east Scotland: 57.162143, -2.719417