Red Kite

Red Kite Parton D&G
Red Kite at Parton, Dumfries & Galloway (A. Hogg)

Introduction to the species - see BTO RSPB and SRSG websites
Breeding distribution - see Bird Atlas
Protection designations - Birds Directive 1979 (Annex 1), Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 1)
National survey years2000
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 trends

Please click below to see the national trends for Red Kite:

Regional trends

Please click below to see the trends for three sub-populations of Red Kite with sufficient sample size for analysis:

Please click below to see the trends in Scottish Natural Heritage Zones with sufficient sample size for analysis:

Local Red Kite studies & projects

NamePeriodMain observerOther observers
Aberdeen2008-ongoingRSPB Scotland
Central Scotland1998-ongoingRSPB Scotland
Dumfries & Galloway2003-ongoingRSPB Scotland
North Scotland1992-ongoingRSPB Scotland