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  • Data on long term trends in Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) eggs. Samples were selected from the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) Archive. Failed or abandoned sparrowhawk eggs were taken from nests by licensed egg collectors and archived as part of the monitoring activities of the PBMS in the UK. The period studied was 1985 to 2007. Data are presented in three tables including detected PBDEs, interpolated PBDEs and sample properties which are described in a metadata file. The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) is a long-term, national monitoring scheme that quantifies the concentrations of contaminants in the livers and eggs of selected species of predatory and fish-eating birds in Britain. Full details about this dataset can be found at

  • Data comprise concentrations of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) in Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) livers found dead in Great Britain between 1995 and 2015. The liver SGARs measured include Bromadiolone, Difenacoum, Brodifacoum, Difethialone, Flocoumafen and sum of SGARs in nanograms per gram-wet weight. The data also include demographic information (Age and Sex) for each bird and location where the bird was found. Members of the public and other interested parties submitted Sparrowhawks to the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) after being found dead. The collection, examination, and archiving of birds and their tissues was conducted by the PBMS and supported by the Natural Environment Research Council award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability. Contaminants and data analysis was conducted under the CHEMPOP project, NERC grant NE/S000100/1. The UKAS Accredited UK Centre carried out liver analysis for Ecology & Hydrology Lancaster Analytical Chemistry Facility. Full details about this dataset can be found at