Scottish Gamekeepers Association Statement regarding further dead birds of prey being recovered in the Conon Bridge/Muir of Ord area in Ross-shire.
9 red kites and 4 buzzards have now been found by Police Scotland officers.
Scottish Gamekeepers Association Chairman Alex Hogg said: “The discovery of so many birds in one area is unprecedented and alarming.
Police Scotland deserve as much help as possible as they try to deal with the situation so we continue to encourage people to help them if they know anything.
The indiscriminate use of poison is unacceptable and condemned by The Scottish Gamekeepers Association."