Keeping wild birds: register a Schedule 4 bird for commercial use

Form for a bird keeper to register the commercial use of a Schedule 4 listed bird with an Article 10 certificate application.



Under Section 7 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, wild birds kept in captivity must be registered with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). This applies to all bird species listed in Schedule 4 of the Act.

The bird must be registered at the address where it is kept, and the bird must have a unique identification mark such as closed leg ring or microchip.

This application form is for a bird keeper to register a captive wild bird which will be used commercially and not just kept as a pet. Commercial use includes selling, breeding or displaying the bird. The form can be used for single birds or multiple birds from the same clutch.

This form must be completed and returned to APHA with a completed Article 10 certificate application form (FED1012).

See guidance on how to register a captive bird of prey.