The International Register of Bird of Prey Professionals (TM)

… the professional body serving the worldwide community of bird of prey professionals and those who depend upon them.

“raising standards, recognising excellence, and promoting the role of bird of prey professionals”


Bird of prey professionals around the world play an important environmental and economic role in maintaining a safe and healthy environment,  contributing to the safety of air travel and in vital crop protection. 

The International Register of Bird of Prey Professionals is the only professional body recognising and representing the world-wide community of bird of prey professionals

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The Register

The International Register of Bird of Prey Professionals (TM)

… raising standards, recognising excellence.

The IRBPP is a professional register of individuals who work with birds of prey whether on a paid or voluntary basis, and those who promote raptor well-being.   The Register enables bird of prey professionals to promote their competence and up-to-date knowledge and skills.

Maintaining membership  enables bird of prey professionals to demonstrate their commitment to the welfare of birds of prey, and their continuing and improving professionalism over time.

How does the Register work?

The IRBPP requires members to:

  • work towards full membership through personal development and the assessment of their practical skills and professional knowledge
  • hold a recognised qualification or demonstrate professional competence through the application process
  • agree and adhere to a written code of conduct that promotes professional ethics and bird of prey welfare;
  • commit to a programme of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • pay an annual membership fee

To stay on the register members must accrue a specified number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours every year.  CPD is the structured maintenance, improvement and broadening of the knowledge and skills required as a professional working with birds of prey.

Members of the Register are recorded in a searchable database that enables potential clients / customers to source a bird of prey professional and verify their professional standing.

Which professional areas are covered by the Register:

Members can demonstrate competence in the following areas:

  • bird control using birds of prey
  • static and flying displays
  • educational / school visits
  • rescue and rehabilitation of raptors
  • breeding / conservation of raptors
  • bird of prey instructors / assessors


Associate Membership: Developing your potential and developing your career

Membership details here

Full Member

Full Membership: Demonstrate your professional standing to others

Membership details here


Supporter Membership:  Demonstrate your support for the welfare of birds of prey.

Membership details here