Common Kestrel

Kestrel chick, Perthshire (K. Brockie)

Introduction to the species - see BTO RSPB and SRSG websites
Breeding distribution -
see Bird Atlas
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 Common Kestrel:

Regional trends

It is currently not possible to produce  regional trends in breeding numbers or productivity for Kestrel as there are too few long-term studies for this species in Scotland.  We hope to address this in the future through encouraging more people to take up monitoring for this species.

Local Kestrel studies & projects

NamePeriodMain observerOther observersOrganisation
Ayrshire Study1972 - ongoingG RiddleSouth Strathclyde Raptor Study Group

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Ayrshire Study: 55.459231, -4.333803