Bird licences

Licences for activities affecting birds.

Keep and exhibit birds

Kill, take or disturb birds

Protect fisheries

Sell birds and eggs

Treat and rehabilitate birds

Other licences

Published 13 October 2014
Last updated 14 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. New Defra general licences for wild birds, GL34, GL35 and GL36 added.

  2. Added the general licence (GL26) for killing or taking carrion crows.

  3. Added 'Wild birds: licence to control certain species'. Removed licences GL04, GL05 and GL06.

  4. First published.