Dawlish Warren Bird List

This list includes all species reported from Dawlish Warren NNR and surrounding recording area.
The NNR covers some 210 hectares [505 acres] however, only c.35% of this consists of terrestrial habitats.  The sandspit from Langstone Rock at its Western end to the end of Warren point is only 2.25 kilometres long [1.4 miles] and roughly 0.4 kilometres wide [0.25 miles].

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Red-throated Diver                              Gavia stellata
r, scarcely common winter visitor and migrant, rare to vagrant June to Sept


Black-throated Diver                            Gavia a. arctica
Annual to infrequent winter visitor and passage migrant, very rare May to Oct.


Great Northern Diver                           Gavia i. Immer

Usually an uncommon winter visitor and passage migrant, scarce Apr to Oct.


Little Grebe                                         Tachybaptus r. ruficollis

Annual to infrequent winter visitor, infrequent breeder and now virtually resident.


Great-crested Grebe                            Podiceps c. cristatus    

Up to the early 1980’s an uncommon winter visitor and spring migrant, recently common.


Red-necked Grebe                               Podiceps g. grisegna
Near-annual winter visitor and autumn migrant, vagrant Apr to Sept.


Slavonian Grebe                                 Podiceps a. auritus

Regular often common winter visitor and spring migrant, absent in summer.


Black-necked Grebe                            Podiceps n. nigricollis

Barely annual winter visitor and scarce migrant, none May to Aug.


Northern Fulmar                                  Fulmarus glacialis auduboni

Regular visitor Mar to June and Aug to Sept, infrequent to scarce at other times rarely common.


Cory's Shearwater                                Calonectris d. diomedea

Vagrant; one record.


Great Shearwater                                Puffinus gravis

Vagrant; one record.


Sooty Shearwater                                Puffinus griseus

Rare autumn passage migrant


Manx Shearwater                                Puffinus puffinus

Recorded mostly May to July, usually infrequently though sometimes in large numbers.


Balearic Shearwater                           Puffinus mauretanicus

A nearly annual to uncommon summer visitor and autumn migrant, vagrant in spring and winter.


European Storm-petrel                        Hydrobates pelagicus

Scarce summer visitor and autumn storm refugee, vagrant in winter.


Leach's Storm-petrel                           Oceanodroma l. leucorhoa

Rare autumn and winter storm refugee.


Northern Gannet                                  Morus bassanus

Recorded throughout the year, often common and occasionally abundant during storms.


Great Cormorant                                  Phalacrocorax c. carbo

Non-breeding common resident, abundant in autumn.


‘Continental’ Cormorant                      Phalacrocorax c. sinensis

Scarce under recorded visitor.


European Shag                                    Phalocrocorax a. aristotelis

Common, sometimes abundant non-breeding resident.


Great Bittern                                        Botaurus s. stellaris

Vagrant; six records.


Cattle Egret                                           Bubulcus ibis

Vagrant; one record of two individuals


Little Egret                                           Egretta garzetta

Uncommon non-breeding resident most common in autumn.


Great White Egret                                Egretta a. alba

Vagrant; three records.


Grey Heron                                          Ardea cinerea

Uncommon non-breeding resident, often absent Jan to May, sometimes common autumn migrant.


Purple Heron                                        Ardea purpurea

Vagrant: two records.


White Stork                                          Ciconia c. ciconia

Vagrant; one record.


Glossy Ibis                                            Plegadis falcinellus

Vagrant; one record.


Sacred Ibis                                           Threskiornis a. aethiopicus

Escapee; one record.


Eurasian Spoonbill                              Platalea l. leucorodia

Rare passage migrant and historically winter visitor.


Chilean Flamingo                                Phoenicopterus chilensis

Escapee; one record.


Fulvous Whistling Duck                        Dendrocygna bicolor

Escapee; one record.


White-faced Whistling Duck                 Dendrocygna viduata

Escapee; one record.


Mute Swan                                          Cygnus o. olor

Usually resident in small numbers, common in autumn, recently scarce early year, has bred.


Black Swan                                         Cygnus atratus

Escapee/feral; Scarce annual visitor.


Bewick's Swan                                    Cygnus columbianus bewickii

Rare autumn migrant and winter visitor.


Whooper Swan                                    Cygnus c. cygnus

Rare; eight records.


European White-fronted Goose           Anser a. albifrons

Rare migrant and winter visitor.


Pink-footed Goose                               Anser brachyrhynchus

Vagrant; one record. (also one escapee/feral record)


Greylag Goose                                     Anser a. anser

Rare wild migrant and winter visitor, infrequent feral autumn and winter visitor.


Canada Goose                                     Branta c. canadensis

Increasing common often abundant in autumn and early winter, uncommon spring and early summer, has bred.


Bar-headed Goose                               Branta indicus

Escapee/feral; Scarce annual visitor.


Barnacle Goose                                   Branta leucopsis

Rare wild migrant and winter visitor, infrequent feral autumn and winter visitor.


Dark-bellied Brent Goose                    Branta (b.) bernicla

Abundant autumn and early winter visitor, uncommon in spring, rare in summer.     


Pale-bellied Brent Goose                    Branta (bernicla) hrota

Annual winter visitor and spring migrant, rare in autumn.


Black Brant                                          Branta (bernicla) nigricans

Vagrant; two records.


Red-breasted Goose                            Branta ruficollis

Vagrant/escapee; three records.


Egyptian Goose                                   Alopochen aegyptiacus

Rare feral visitor/escapee


Muscovy Duck                                     Cairina mschata

Feral visitor/escapee; two records


Ruddy Shelduck                                  Tadorna ferruginea

Vagrant; three records of feral visitors or escapees


Cape Shelduck                                  Tadorna cana

Escapee; one records of two birds


Shelduck                                             Tadorna tadorna

Common winter visitor, uncommon to June, scarce late summer, has bred.


Mandarin                                             Aix galericulata

Vagrant; four records.


Chiloe Wigeon                                    Anas sibilatrix

Escapee; three records.


Eurasian Wigeon                                 Anas penelope

Very abundant late autumn migrant and early winter visitor, less so in late winter and early spring. Rare in summer.


American Wigeon                                Anas americana

Vagrant; three records.


Gadwall                                               Anas s. strepera

Recently annual autumn migrant and winter visitor, scarce in spring.


Eurasian Teal                                      Anas crecca

Very abundant late autumn and early winter visitor, scarce through to Apr. Very rare in summer.


Mallard                                                Anas p. platyrhynchos

Abundant late autumn and winter visitor, common throughout most of the year.


Northern Pintail                                   Anas acuta

Uncommon autumn migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in spring.


Garganey                                             Anas querquedula         

Rare spring migrant and autumn vagrant.


Northern Shoveler                               Anas clypeata

Annual autumn migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in spring and summer.


Red-crested Pochard                           Netta rufina

Vagrant; three records.


Pochard                                               Aythya ferina

Nearly annual late autumn migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in summer.


Tufted Duck                                         Aythya fuligula

Previously rare recently annual autumn migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in spring and summer.


Greater Scaup                                     Aythya m. marila

Near-annual winter visitor and very rare autumn migrant.


Common Eider                                     Somateria m. mollissima

Absent to common visitor throughout the year.


Long-tailed Duck                                 Clangula hyemalis

Annual winter visitor, scarce spring and autumn migrant, vagrant in summer.


Common Scoter                                   Melanitta n. nigra

Sporadically common sometimes abundant throughout the year.


Surf Scoter                                          Melanitta perspicillata

Rare migrant; nine records of at least 12 birds.


Velvet Scoter                                       Melanitta f. fusca

Recently an uncommon winter visitor, scarce migrant, vagrant in summer.


Goldeneye                                           Bucephala c. clangula

Uncommon, rarely common winter visitor, vagrant in spring.


Smew                                                  Mergellus albellus

Formerly very rare winter visitor, now vagrant.


Red-breasted Merganser                     Mergus s. serrator

Common to abundant winter visitor, occasional in summer, has bred.


Goosander                                           Mergus m. merganser

Rare late autumn migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in spring.


Ruddy Duck                                         Oxyura j. jamaicensis

Vagrant; four records.


European Honey-buzzard                    Pernis apivorus

Vagrant; five records.


Black Kite                                            Milvus migrans

Vagrant; one record.


Red Kite                                               Milvus milvus

Former vagrant, now rare migrant.


Short-toed Eagle                                  Circaetus gallicus

Vagrant; one record.


Eurasian Marsh Harrier                        Circus a. aeruginosus

Rare autumn and vagrant spring migrant.


Hen Harrier                                          Circus c. cyaneus

Rare autumn and vagrant spring migrant.


Montagu's Harrier                                Circus pygargus

Vagrant; four records.


Northern Goshawk                               Accipiter gentilis

Vagrant; three records.


Eurasian Sparrowhawk                       Accipiter nisus

Uncommon resident and migrant, has bred.


Common Buzzard                                Buteo b. buteo

Infrequent visitor throughout the year, migrants pass through in spring and especially autumn.


Osprey                                                 Pandion haliaetus

Scarce spring and nearly annual autumn migrant.


Common Kestrel                                  Falco t. tinnunculus

Uncommon non-breeding resident and autumn migrant.


Red-footed Falcon                               Falco vespertinus

Vagrant; one record


Merlin                                                  Falco columbarius aesalon

Annual late autumn migrant and winter visitor, scarce in spring.


Hobby                                                  Falco s. subbuteo

Annual spring migrant scarce in autumn.


Peregrine                                            Falco p. peregrinus

Regular non-breeding visitor, especially in autumn.


Saker                                                   Falco cherrug

Escapee; one record


Red-legged Partridge                          Alectoris r. rufa

Very rare visitor.


Grey Partridge                                     Perdix p. perdix

Extinct resident and vagrant.


Quail                                                    Coturnix c. coturnix

Vagrant; one record.


Common Pheasant                              Phasianus c. colchicus

Formerly near-annual visitor, now breeding resident.


Water Rail                                           Rallus a. aquaticus

Uncommon, rarely common winter visitor and migrant, rare in summer, has bred.


Spotted Crake                                     Porzana p. porzana

Vagrant; two records. 


Corn Crake                                          Crex crex

Vagrant; two records. 


Common Moorhen                               Gallinula c. chloropus

Common breeding resident.


Common Coot                                      Fulica a. atra

Historically an occasionally common winter visitor, now an uncommon breeding resident.


Common Crane                                   Grus grus

Vagrant; one record. 


Eurasian Oystercatcher                        Haematopus o. ostralegus

Very abundant winter visitor and autumn migrant, abundant throughout the summer, has bred.


Black-winged Stilt                               Himantopus h. himantopus

Vagrant; two records.


Pied Avocet                                         Recurvirostra avosetta

Near-annual autumn migrant, scarce winter visitor and rare in spring.


Stone Curlew                                       Burhinnus o. oedicnemus

Vagrant; five records.


Cream-coloured Courser                     Cursorius c. cursor

Vagrant; one record.


Collared Pratincole                             Glareola p. pratincola

Vagrant; one record.


Little Ringed Plover                             Charadrius dubius curonicus

Former vagrant, now near-annual passage migrant.


Ringed Plover                                      Charadrius h. hiaticula

Abundant winter visitor and autumn migrant, sporadic breeder.


‘Tundra’ Ringed Plover                       Charadrius hiaticula tundrae

Uncommon autumn passage migrant.


Semi-palmated Plover                         Charadrius semipalmatus

Vagrant; one record.


Kentish Plover                                     Charadrius a. alexandrinus

Near-annual spring and autumn migrant.


Greater Sandplover                             Charadrius leschenaultii columbinus

Vagrant; one record.


Eurasian Dotterel                                 Charadrius morinellus

Vagrant; five records.


American Golden Plover                     Pluvialis dominica

Vagrant: one record.


European Golden Plover                     Pluvialis apricaria

Annual to infrequent autumn migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in spring.


Grey Plover                                         Pluvialis squatarola

Abundant winter visitor and common migrant, a few may summer.


Northern Lapwing                                Vanellus vanellus

Common migrant and winter visitor, rarely abundant in cold weather, spring vagrant, has bred.


Red Knot                                              Calidris canutus islandica

Abundant winter visitor and common autumn migrant, scarce in spring.


‘Siberian’ Red Knot                             Calidris c. canutus

Common, rarely abundant autumn migrant, scarce in spring.


Sanderling                                           Calidris alba

Common to abundant winter visitor and migrant.


Semi-palmated Sandpiper                   Calidris pusilla

Vagrant; two records.


Western Sandpiper                              Calidris maura

Vagrant; one record.


Little Stint                                            Calidris minuta

Scarce spring, uncommon, rarely common autumn migrant, vagrant in winter.


Temminck’s Stint                                 Calidris temminckii

Vagrant; two records.


White-rumped Sandpiper                    Calidris fuscicollis

Vagrant; one or two records.


Baird's Sandpiper                                Calidris bairdii

Vagrant; four records.


Pectoral Sandpiper                             Calidris melanotos

Rare autumn migrant.


Curlew Sandpiper                               Calidris ferruginea

Uncommon, rarely common autumn migrant, scarce in spring, vagrant in winter.


Purple Sandpiper                                Calidris maritima

Previously an annual winter visitor, rare visitor only since1985.


Dunlin                                                  Calidris a. alpina

Very abundant winter visitor and autumn migrant, common in spring.


‘Southern’ Dunlin                                Calidris alpina schinzii

Common, rarely abundant, spring and autumn migrant.


‘Arctic’ Dunlin                                      Calidris alpina arctica

Scarce spring and autumn migrant.


Broad-billed Sandpiper                       Limicola f. falcinellus

Vagrant; five records.


Buff-breasted Sandpiper                      Tryngites subruficollis

Vagrant; eight records.


Ruff                                                      Philomachus pugnax

Annual autumn migrant, now rare in winter and spring migrant.


Jack Snipe                                           Lymnocryptes minimus

Very uncommon winter visitor and scarce migrant.


Common Snipe                                    Gallinago g. gallinago

Common, rarely abundant winter visitor and uncommon migrant.


Eurasian Woodcock                             Scolopax rusticola

Scarce winter visitor in hard-weather, rare migrant.


Black-tailed Godwit                             Limosa limosa islandica

Common, occasionally abundant, winter visitor and migrant.


Bar-tailed Godwit                                Limosa l. lapponica

Abundant winter visitor and migrant.


Whimbrel                                             Numenius p. phaeopus

Common spring and autumn migrant.


Eurasian Curlew                                  Numenius a. arquata

Abundant autumn migrant and winter visitor, sometimes common in summer, scarce in spring.


Spotted Redshank                               Tringa erythropus

Annual to infrequent autumn migrant and winter visitor. Vagrant in late spring.


Common Redshank                             Tringa t. totanus

Abundant autumn migrant and winter visitor, uncommon spring migrant.


Common Greenshank                          Tringa nebularia

Uncommon autumn migrant and winter visitor, scare spring migrant.


Lesser Yellowlegs                                Tringa flavipes

Vagrant; one record.


Green Sandpiper                                 Tringa ochropus

Scarce autumn migrant, vagrant in winter and spring.


Wood Sandpiper                                 Tringa glareola

Rare autumn migrant, vagrant in spring.


Common Sandpiper                            Actitis hypoleucos

Uncommon autumn and usually annual spring migrant, rarely common, vagrant in winter.


Ruddy Turnstone                                 Arenaria i. interpres

Common, sometimes abundant winter visitor and migrant, sometimes absent briefly midsummer.


Grey Phalarope                                   Phalaropus fulicarius

Near-annual autumn migrant and rare winter visitor.


Pomarine Skua                                    Stercorarius pomarinus

Near-annual spring and autumn migrant, vagrant in winter.


Arctic Skua                                          Stercorarius parasiticus

Uncommon, rarely common spring and autumn migrant, rare in winter.


Long-tailed Skua                                 Stercorarius l. longicaudus

Rare late spring and autumn migrant.


Great Skua                                          Catharacta s. skua

Annual to irregular autumn migrant; scarce in spring and winter.


‘South Polar’ Skua                              Catharacta maccormicki

Vagrant; one record.


Great Black-headed Gull                     Larus ichthyaetus

Vagrant; one record.


Mediterranean Gull                             Larus melanocephalus

Uncommon visitor throughout the year.


Laughing Gull                                      Larus atricilla

Vagrant; one record.


Little Gull                                             Larus minutus

Irregular storm refugee and migrant throughout the year.


Sabine's Gull                                       Larus sabini

Rare autumn migrant, vagrant at other times.


Bonaparte's Gull                                  Larus philadelphia

Vagrant; four records.


Black-headed Gull                               Larus ridibundus

Abundant to very abundant winter visitor, irregularly common to abundant through summer.


Ring-billed Gull                                   Larus delawarensis

Rare spring migrant, vagrant at other times.


Common Gull                                      Larus c. canus

Common to abundant winter visitor and migrant, infrequent May to June.


Herring Gull                                         Larus argenteus argentatus

Abundant, rarely very abundant non-breeding resident.


‘Scandinavian’ Herring Gull                Larus a. argentatus

Very rare winter visitor.


Yellow-legged Gull                              Larus (cachinnans) michahellis

Rare passage migrant, summer and winter visitor.


Iceland Gull                                         Larus g. glaucoides

Rare, recently scarce visitor throughout the year, except mid-June to early-Sept.


Glaucous Gull                                      Larus h. hyperboreus

Rare winter visitor and migrant.


Lesser black-backed Gull                    Larus fuscus graellsii

Uncommon visitor throughout the year, a rarely common migrant.


‘Scandinavian’ Lesser black-backed Gull        Larus fuscus intermedius

Rare spring migrant, vagrant in autumn and winter.


‘Baltic’ Lesser black-backed Gull        Larus (f.) fuscus

Vagrant; two records.


Great black-backed Gull                      Larus marinus

Common non-breeding resident, often abundant in autumn.


Black-legged Kittiwake                        Rissa tridactyla

Regular passage migrant and irregular summer and winter visitor, especially after storms.


Gull-billed Tern                                   Sterna n. nilotica

Vagrant; two records.


Caspian Tern                                       Sterna caspia

Vagrant; one record.


Lesser Crested/Royal Tern                   Sterna bengalensis/S. maxima

Vagrant; one record.


Lesser Crested Tern                             Sterna bengalensis torresii

Vagrant; one record.


Elegant Tern                                        Sterna elegans

Vagrant; one record.


Sandwich Tern                                    Sterna s. sandvicensis

Common non-breeding summer visitor, abundant in autumn, vagrant in winter.


Roseate Tern                                       Sterna d. dougallii

Uncommon spring and early autumn migrant.


Common Tern                                      Sterna h. hirundo

Usually common summer visitor, rarely abundant migrant, has bred.


Arctic Tern                                           Sterna paradisaea

Uncommon migrant.


Little Tern                                            Sterna a. albifrons

Uncommon to infrequent non-breeding summer visitor and migrant.


Black Tern                                           Chlidonias n. niger

Annual to frequent autumn migrant, near-annual in spring.


Guillemot                                             Uria a. aalgae & a. albionis

Winter visitor and regular throughout the year except June respectively, very rarely common.


Razorbill                                              Alca torda islandica

Regular throughout the year except June, rarely common.


Black Guillemot                                   Cepphus g. grylle

Vagrant; eight records.


Long-billed Murrelet                            Brachyramphus perdix     

Vagrant; one record.


Little Auk                                             Alle a. alle

Scarce late autumn and early winter visitor.


Puffin                                                   Fratecula arctica grabae

Now a rare migrant and winter visitor.


Feral Pigeon                                        Columba livia

Regular visitor throughout the year in small numbers.


Stock Dove                                          Columba o. oenas

Barely annual visitor, very rarely a common late autumn migrant.


Common Wood Pigeon                       Columba p. palumbus

Common breeding resident, rarely a very abundant late autumn migrant.


Eurasian Collared Dove                       Streptopelia d. decaocto

Infrequent visitor throughout the year in small numbers.


Turtle Dove                                          Streptopelia t. turtur

Annual passage migrant, once common now rare.


Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo         Cacatua sulphurea

Escapee; one record.


Grey Cockatiel                                     Nymphicus hollandicus

Escapee; several records.


Budgerigar                                           Melopsittacus undulatus

Escapee; several records.


Senegal Parrot                                    Poicephalus senegalus

Escapee; one record.


Rose-ringed Parakeet                          Psittacula krameri

Escapee; two records.


Great Spotted Cuckoo                         Clamator glandarius

Vagrant; two records.


Cuckoo                                                Cuculus c. canorus

Uncommon breeding summer visitor and migrant.


Barn Owl                                             Tyto a. alba

Vagrant; three records.


Little Owl                                             Athene noctua vidalis

Rare autumn and winter visitor.


Tawny Owl                                          Strix aluco sylvatica

Rare autumn and winter visitor, occasional resident.


Long-eared Owl                                   Asio o. otus

Very rare late autumn and winter visitor.


Short-eared Owl                                  Asio f. flammeus

Annual autumn migrant, scare in winter and spring, previously over wintered.


European Nightjar                               Caprimulgus e. europaeus

Rare spring and autumn migrant.


Common Swift                                     Apus a. apus

Often common migrant and summer visitor.


Alpine Swift                                         Apus m. melba

Vagrant; one record.


Common Kingfisher                             Alcedo atthis ispida

Annual autumn migrant and winter visitor.


Hoopoe                                                Upupa e. epops

Rare spring and vagrant autumn migrant.


Wryneck                                              Jynx t. torquilla

Rare autumn and vagrant spring migrant.


Green Woodpecker                             Picus viridis

Uncommon, sporadic non-breeding resident.


Great Spotted Woodpecker                 Dendrocopos major anglicus

Annual to infrequent spring and autumn migrant, scarce late summer and winter visitor.


Short-toed Lark                                    Calandrella b. brachydactyla

Vagrant; three records


Wood Lark                                           Lullula a. arborea

Rare migrant and vagrant winter visitor.


Sky Lark                                              Alauda a. arvensis

Common breeding resident and migrant.


Shore Lark                                           Eremophila alpestris flava

Annual autumn migrant (1969-73) otherwise a vagrant.


Sand Martin                                         Riparia r. riparia

Frequent to uncommon passage migrant.


Barn Swallow                                      Hirundo r. rustica

Locally nesting summer visitor, a common rarely abundant autumn migrant.


Red-rumped Swallow                          Hirundo daurica
Rare vagrant: three records


House Martin                                       Delichon u. urbica

Common summer visitor and migrant, occasionally abundant in autumn


Richard's Pipit                                     Anthus novaeseelandiae richardi

Very rare autumn and vagrant spring migrant.


Tawny Pipit                                         Anthus c. campestris

Vagrant; three records.


Tree Pipit                                             Anthus t. trivialis

Near-annual passage migrant.


Meadow Pipit                                      Anthus p. pratensis

Uncommon breeding resident, often common migrant, occasionally abundant in autumn.


Red-throated Pipit                               Anthus cervinus

Vagrant; one record.


Rock Pipit                                            Anthus p. petrosus

Uncommon breeding resident and occasional winter visitor.


‘Scandinavian’ Rock Pipit                   Anthus p. littoralis

Rare migrant and scarce winter visitor.


Water Pipit                                          Anthus s. spinoletta

Rare migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in spring.


Yellow Wagtail                                    Motacilla (f.) flava

Rare passage migrant.


‘British’ Yellow Wagtail                       Motacilla (flava) flavissima

Annual to frequent passage migrant.


Grey Wagtail                                       Motacilla c. cinerea

Frequent autumn migrant, scarce winter visitor, vagrant at other times.


Pied Wagtail                                        Motacilla (alba) yarrellii

Uncommon breeding resident, common, rarely abundant autumn migrant and winter visitor.


White Wagtail                                      Motacilla (a.) alba

Scarce spring and uncommon autumn migrant.


Waxwing                                             Bombycilla garrulus

Vagrant; one record.


Dipper                                                 Cinclus cinclus gularis

Vagrant; one record.


Wren                                                    Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus

Common breeding resident.


Dunnock                                              Prunella modularis occidentalis

Common breeding resident.


European Robin                                   Erithacus r. rubecula & r. melophilus

Regular autumn migrant and common breeding resident respectively.


Nightingale                                          Luscinia m. megarhynchos

Very rare spring and autumn migrant.


Black Redstart                                     Phoenicurus ochruros gibraltariensis

Near-annual autumn migrant, scarce winter visitor and spring migrant.


Common Redstart                                Phoenicurus p. phoenicurus

Annual to infrequent passage migrant.


Whinchat                                             Saxicola ruberta

Annual to infrequent passage migrant.


Stonechat                                            Saxicola torquata hibernans

Now breeding resident and regular autumn migrant.


Northern Wheatear                              Oenanthe o. oenanthe

Often common spring and autumn migrant.


‘Greenland’ Wheatear                         Oenanthe o. leucorhoa

Uncommon spring and scarce autumn migrant.


Ring Ouzel                                           Turdus t. torquatus

Vagrant; ten records


Blackbird                                             Turdus m. merula

Common breeding resident and autumn migrant.


Fieldfare                                              Turdus pilaris

Sporadic uncommon autumn and hard weather winter visitor, very rare spring migrant.


Song Thrush                                        Turdus p. philomelos & p. clarkei

Uncommon migrant and winter visitor and breeding resident, respectively.


Redwing                                              Turdus i. Iliacus & i. coburni

Sporadic uncommon autumn and hard weather winter visitor, rare spring migrant.


Mistle Thrush                                       Turdus v. viscivorus

Infrequent to uncommon autumn migrant, and winter visitor, has bred.


Cetti's Warbler                                     Cettia c. cetti

Vagrant; five records.


Common Grasshopper Warbler           Locustella n. naevia

Scarce spring and rare autumn migrant.


Savi's Warbler                                     Locustella l. luscinioides

Vagrant; one record.


Aquatic Warbler                                  Acrocephalus paludicola

Very rare autumn migrant.


Sedge Warbler                                    Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Annual to infrequent migrant, has bred.


Reed Warbler                                      Acrocephalus s. scirpaceus

Uncommon breeding summer visitor and migrant.


Great Reed Warbler                            Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Vagrant; one record.


Melodious Warbler                              Hippolais polyglotta

Vagrant; four records.


Dartford Warbler                                  Sylvia undata dartfordiensis

Near-annual autumn migrant and winter visitor.


Barred Warbler                                    Sylvia n. nisoria

Very rare autumn migrant.


Lesser Whitethroat                              Sylvia c. curruca

Frequent passage migrant and occasional breeder.


Whitethroat                                          Sylvia c. communis

Common breeding summer visitor and migrant.


Garden Warbler                                   Sylvia b. borin

Infrequent, sometimes frequent passage migrant, rare midsummer.


Blackcap                                              Sylvia a. atricapilla

Uncommon breeder, spring and rarely common autumn migrant, has wintered.


Yellow-browed Warbler                       Phylloscopus i. inornatus

Vagrant; five records.


Radde's Warbler                                  Phylloscopus schwarzi

Vagrant; one record.


Dusky Warbler                                     Phylloscopus f. fuscatus

Vagrant; one record.


Wood Warbler                                     Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Rare spring and autumn migrant.


Chiffchaff                                             Phylloscopus c. collybita

Often common migrant, uncommon breeder and in winter.


‘Scandinavian’ Chiffchaff                    Phylloscopus collybita abietinus

Scarce autumn migrant, rare winter visitor and spring migrant.


‘Siberian’ Chiffchaff                             Phylloscopus (collybita) tristis

Rare late autumn early winter visitor.


Willow Warbler                                   Phylloscopus t. trochilis

Breeding summer visitor and often common migrant.


‘Scandinavian’ Willow Warbler           Phylloscopus trochilis acredula

Vagrant; one record.


Goldcrest                                             Regulus r. regulus

Infrequent winter visitor and spring migrant occasionally common in autumn, has bred.


Firecrest                                              Regulus i. ignicapillus

Nearly annual, occasionally infrequent autumn and winter visitor, scarce spring migrant.


Spotted Flycatcher                              Muscicapa s. striata

Annual to infrequent passage migrant.


Pied Flycatcher                                   Ficedula h. hypoleuca

Scarce to annual passage migrant.


Bearded Tit                                          Panurus b. biarmicus

Rare late autumn migrant, vagrant winter visitor and spring migrant.


Long-tailed Tit                                     Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus

Common breeding resident.


Marsh Tit                                              Parus palustris dresseri

Very rare autumn migrant.  


Willow Tit                                            Parus montanus  

Vagrant; two records.


‘Continental’ Coal Tit                           Parus a. ater

Rare autumn and vagrant spring migrant.


Coal Tit                                                Parus ater

Near-annual autumn migrant, rare winter visitor.


‘Scandinavian’ Blue Tit                       Parus c. caeruleus

Vagrant; two records


Blue Tit                                                Parus caeruleus obscurus

Common breeding resident and infrequent autumn migrant.


Great Tit                                              Parus major newtoni

Uncommon breeding resident.


Penduline Tit                                       Remiz pendulinus

Vagrant; one record.


Nuthatch                                             Sitta europea caesia

Rare spring and vagrant autumn visitor.


Treecreeper                                         Certhia familiaris britannica

Rare migrant and winter visitor, recently resident.


Red-whiskered Bulbul                          Pycnonotus jocusus

Escapee; one record.


Golden Oriole                                      Oriolus oriolus

Vagrant; one record.


Red-backed Shrike                              Lanius c. collurio           

Once scarce? migrant, now vagrant.


Woodchat Shrike                                 Lanius s. senator

Vagrant; three records.


Lesser Grey Shrike                              Lanius minor

Vagrant; one record.


Jay                                                       Garrulus g. glandarius

Rare spring and autumn migrant.


‘British’ Jay                                          Garrulus glandarius rufitergum

Scarce autumn and rare spring migrant.


Black-billed Magpie                             Pica p. pica

Uncommon breeding resident, common in winter.


Eurasian Jackdaw                               Corvus monedula spermologus

Infrequent visitor, regular rarely common autumn migrant.


Chough                                                Pyrrhocorax p. pyrrhocorax

Vagrant; one record.


Rook                                                    Corvus f. frugilegus

Infrequent migrant and winter visitor.


Carrion Crow                                       Corvus corone

Common breeding resident, occasionally abundant in autumn.


Raven                                                   Corvus c. corax

Previously an infrequent visitor absent during the summer, now regular all year.


Common Starling                                Sturnus v. vulgaris

Abundant late summer and autumn migrant, often very abundant winter roost, scarce spring migrant and breeder.


Rose-coloured Starling                        Sturnus roseus

Vagrant; five records


White-shouldered Starling                   Sturnus sinensis

Escapee; one record.


Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah             Vidua orientalis

Escapee; one record.


Red Bishop                                            Euplectes orix

Escapee; one record.


Zebra Finch                                           Taeniopygia guttata

Escapee; one record.


Chestnut Munia                                     Lonchura atricapilla

Escapee; one record.


House Sparrow                                    Passer d. domesticus

Usually common breeding resident, recently uncommon in winter.


Tree Sparrow                                      Passer m. montanus

Vagrant; four records


Red-eyed Vireo                                    Vireo o. olivaceus

Vagrant; one record.


‘Continental’ Chaffinch                        Fringilla c. coelebs        

Common, rarely abundant autumn migrant.


Chaffinch                                             Fringilla coelebs gengleri

Uncommon breeding resident.


Brambling                                            Fringilla montifringilla

Near-annual occasionally infrequent autumn migrant, vagrant spring and winter visitor.


European Serin                                   Serinus serinus

Very rare visitor.


Canary                                                Serinus canaria

Escapee; one record.


Yellow-fronted Canary                        Serinus mozambicus

Escapee; one record.


European Greenfinch                          Carduelis c. chloris

Common breeding resident, sometimes abundant autumn migrant.


European Goldfinch                             Carduelis carduelis britannica

Common, sometimes abundant autumn migrant and winter visitor, has bred.


European Siskin                                  Carduelis spinus

Often common autumn migrant and winter visitor, rare in spring.


Common Linnet                                   Carduelis c. cannabina

Common breeding resident and migrant, often abundant late autumn and early winter.


Twite                                                   Carduelis flavirostris pipilans

Vagrant; three records


Desert Finch                                         Rhodospiza obsoleta

Vagrant/escapee; one record.


Lesser Redpoll                                     Carduelis cabaret

Annual to uncommon autumn migrant, scarce in late winter and spring.


Common 'Mealy' Redpoll                    Carduelis f. flammea
Vagrant; one record.


Common Crossbill                               Loxia c. curvirostra

Rare autumn visitor.


Common Rosefinch                             Carpodacus e. erythrinus

Vagrant; two records.


Bullfinch                                              Pyrrula pyrulla pileata

Uncommon breeding resident and migrant.


Hawfinch                                             Coccothraustes c. coccothraustes

Vagrant; seven records.


Lapland Bunting                                  Calcarius lapponicus calcarius

Very rare autumn and winter visitor.


Snow Bunting                                      Plectrophenax n. nivalis

Near-annual autumn and vagrant spring migrant, rare in winter.


Ortolan Bunting                                   Emberiza hortulana

Vagrant; one record.


Yellowhammer                                    Emberiza c. citrinella

Previously common, now a scarce autumn migrant and winter visitor.


Cirl Bunting                                         Emberiza cirlus

Previously a common locally breeding resident, now a scarce migrant and winter visitor.


Little Bunting                                       Emberiza pusilla

Vagrant; one record.


Reed Bunting                                       Emberiza s. schoeniclus

Often common migrant winter visitor and breeding resident.


Red-headed Bunting                            Emberiza bruniceps      

Escapee; two records


Corn Bunting                                       Emberiza calandra        

Vagrant; one record.


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