Red Kite

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

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, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

National & regional trends

Our latest analysis of SRMS Red Kite data for the period 2009-2018 has produced no national trends in breeding number or productivity, but has produced trends for five of the eight SRMS regions  and for six of the 13 NHZ regions .

Please see below for a more detailed account for this species. To find out more about the trends analysis and the various products we have been able to produce please visit the Trends pages.

Red Kite trends 2009-2018

A previous analysis considering the period up to 2010, produced the following national trends for Red Kite:

A previous analysis considering the period up to 2010, produced the following regional trends for Red Kite:

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