Research and analysis

Hen harriers: tracking programme update

Data collected since 2002 on hen harrier dispersal behaviour.

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Hen harrier tracking update August 2022

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Hen harrier tracking update March 2022

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Hen harrier tag update November 2021

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Hen harrier tag update July 2021

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Hen harrier tag update April 2021

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Hen harrier tag update January 2021

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Hen harrier tag update September 2020

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Hen harrier tag update November 2019

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Hen harrier tag update September 2019

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Hen harrier tag update January 2019

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Satellite tracked data from 2007 to 2017

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Radio tracked data from 2002 to 2009

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Details

The hen harrier is one of England’s rarest and most spectacular birds of prey. It breeds on heather moorland in uplands across the UK and in a range of upland and lowland habitats across Europe.

Read the tracking update attached to this page.

Natural England is working with a range of organisations to conserve hen harriers - see the joint action plan for details. This work contributes to ‘Action 1: Monitoring of populations in England and UK’.

Published 18 September 2017
Last updated 26 August 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added August 2022 tracking update.

  2. March 2022 update now available.

  3. November 2021 update now available.

  4. July 2021 update for hen harrier tagging data published.

  5. April 2021 update for hen harrier tagging data published.

  6. January 2021 update for hen harrier tagging data published.

  7. September 2020 update for hen harrier tagging data published.

  8. November 2019 update and spreadsheet added.

  9. Hen harrier tag update September 2019 added.

  10. Corrected date of last contact for 2 hen harriers on January 2019 spreadsheet. Date for 161962 amended due to transposition error. Date for 34343 amended as static signal transmitted.

  11. Update with details of birds tagged last summer and those tagged earlier that are still alive or been lost.

  12. Satellite tracked data spreadsheet updated.

  13. Update to hen harrier satellite tracking data.

  14. First published.