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Birds: licence to kill or take them for air safety purposes

Get a licence to catch alive or kill wild birds on or around your aerodrome for air safety purposes (licence CL12).

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Birds: licence to kill or take them for air safety purposes (CL12)

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This licence lets you catch alive or kill wild birds on or around your aerodrome for air safety purposes.

You can only get this licence if you’re an aerodrome manager.

You can kill or take birds on your aerodrome or within a 13km radius of it if they’re:

  • crows
  • Canada geese
  • Egyptian geese
  • great black-backed gulls
  • greylag geese
  • herring gulls
  • lesser black-backed gulls
  • mallards
  • ring-necked parakeets
  • feral pigeons
  • rooks
  • starlings
  • woodpigeons

You can catch alive or kill birds on your aerodrome or within a 250 metre radius of it if they’re:

  • collared doves
  • black-headed gulls
  • common gulls
  • jackdaws
  • lapwings
  • magpies

You can only kill or take these birds for the purpose of preserving air safety.

Register to use this licence

This is a class licence. To use it after 31 March 2015, you need to register with Natural England by email: wildlife@naturalengland.org.uk and provide your:

  • full name
  • business name
  • business address
  • airport address (if different from above)
  • telephone number
  • email address

You don’t need to apply for a new licence each year as long as you complete an annual report. You should check newly-issued licences to see if any terms or conditions have changed.

How to report your actions

You need to complete an annual report form showing any work you did (or showing you did no work) under this licence to Natural England by 31 January each year. Doing this also renews your licence. If you don’t submit an annual report, you’ll need to apply to be registered again.