All wild birds in Great Britain are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). Further protection is given to some rarer species and to species vulnerable to disturbance and/or persecution. This is done through various schedules attached to the Act.
You can also read -
- Protected species list - WCA schedules 5 and 6 - animals
- Protected species list - WCA schedule 8 - plants
If you already have a licence number, include it in the subject line of your email, or have it to hand when you call.