For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Local: generally fairly regular or common species that a 'county lister' or a birding beginner might be interested in going to see. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance.)
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European breeding populations (24)
Hen Harrier breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country, and a map of population densities):
Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bulgaria Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Russia Spain Sweden Turkey Ukraine
English Nature's Hen Harrier Recovery Project has recorded a great success this year with the fantastic news that six young birds have been safely reared in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the first successful breeding of this endangered bird in the Dales for nine years. read on