British List (BOU) (319)

The British list consists of all the species that I have seen in a wild state in the British Isles. Details of sightings of rarities and scarce passage and wintering species are given. Scarcities and rarities are in bold, megas are in bold and capitalized.

  1. Mute Swan
  2. Bewick’s Swan
  3. Whooper Swan
  4. Bean Goose (First, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire – December ’04)
  5. Pink-Footed Goose
  6. White-Fronted Goose
  7. Greylag Goose
  8. Snow Goose (Burgh-by-Sands, Cumbria – January ’16)
  9. Greater Canada Goose
  10. Lesser Canada Goose (Caerlaverock, Dumfries and Galloway – December ’05)
  11. Barnacle Goose
  12. Brent Goose
  13. Red-Breasted Goose (Poole Harbour, Dorset – January ’07)
  14. Egyptian Goose
  15. Shelduck
  16. Mandarin Duck
  17. Wigeon
  18. American Wigeon (Tain, Highland – December ’15)
  19. Gadwall
  20. Teal
  21. Green-Winged Teal (First, Caerlaverock, Dumfries and Galloway – December ’13)
  22. Mallard
  23. Pintail
  24. Garganey
  25. Shoveler
  26. Pochard
  27. Ring-Necked Duck (First, Newport Wetlands, Gwent – March ’04)
  28. Tufted Duck
  29. Scaup
  30. Lesser Scaup (First, Caerlaverock, Dumfries and Galloway – ’07)
  31. Eider
  32. King Eider (Eyebroughy, Lothian – December ’13)
  33. HARLEQUIN DUCK (Seaton Park, Aberdeenshire – April ’15)
  34. Long-Tailed Duck
  35. Common Scoter
  36. Surf Scoter (First, Musselburgh, Lothian – April ’14)
  37. Velvet Scoter (First, Fifeness, Fife – November ’05)
  38. WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Murcar, Aberdeenshire – July ’16)
  39. BARROW’S GOLDENEYE (Loch Venachar, Forth – February ’07)
  40. Goldeneye
  41. Smew (Newport Wetlands, Gwent – May ’12)
  42. Red-Breasted Merganser
  43. Goosander
  44. Ruddy Duck
  45. Red-Legged Partridge
  46. Red Grouse
  47. Ptarmigan
  48. Black Grouse
  49. Capercaillie
  50. Grey Partridge
  51. Pheasant
  52. Red-Throated Diver
  53. Black-Throated Diver (First, Lossiemouth, Highland February ’07)
  54. Great Northern Diver (First, Ruddon’s Point, Fife – April ’09)
  55. White-Billed Diver (Portsoy, Aberdeenshire – April ’15)
  56. Fulmar
  57. Cory’s Shearwater (First, Porthgwarra, Cornwall – August ’15)
  58. Great Shearwater (First, Pelagic, Scilly – September ’13)
  59. Sooty Shearwater (First, Pendeen, Cornwall – September ’05)
  60. Manx Shearwater
  61. Balearic Shearwater (First, Pendeen, Cornwall – September ’05)
  62. Storm-Petrel
  63. RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD (Porthgwarra, Cornwall – August ’15)
  64. Gannet
  65. Cormorant
  66. Shag
  67. Bittern
  68. Cattle Egret (Steart, Somerset – November ’15)
  69. Little Egret
  70. Great White Egret (First, Hendre Lake, Glamorgan – January ’10)
  71. Grey Heron
  72. Purple Heron (Kenfig, Glamorgan – June ’15)
  73. Black Stork (Loch of Strathbeg, Aberdeenshire – August ’15)
  74. White Stork (Warmwell Gravel Pits, Dorset – December ’05)
  75. Glossy Ibis (First, Newport Wetlands, Gwent – January ’12)
  76. Spoonbill (First, Newport Wetlands, Gwent – July ’03)
  77. Little Grebe
  78. Great Crested Grebe
  79. Red-Necked Grebe (First, Gullane Bay, Lothian – August ’03)
  80. Slavonian Grebe (First, Alturlie, Highland – February ’07)
  81. Black-Necked Grebe (First, Kenfig, Glamorgan – January ’13)
  82. Honey Buzzard
  83. Black Kite (Gigrin Farm, Powys – January ’10)
  84. Red Kite
  85. White-Tailed Eagle
  86. Marsh Harrier
  87. Hen Harrier
  88. Montagu’s Harrier (First, Blacktoft Sands, East Yorkshire – July ’15)
  89. Goshawk
  90. Sparrowhawk
  91. Buzzard
  92. Rough-Legged Buzzard (First, Burnham Norton, Norfolk – February ’08)
  93. Golden Eagle
  94. Osprey
  95. Kestrel
  96. Red-Footed Falcon (Chatterley Whitfield, Staffordshire – July ’15)
  97. Merlin
  98. Hobby
  99. Peregrine Falcon
  100. Water Rail
  101. Spotted Crake (First, Baron’s Haugh, Clyde – September ’04)
  102. Moorhen
  103. Coot
  104. Crane
  105. Stone Curlew
  106. Avocet
  107. Oystercatcher
  108. American Golden Plover (Sennen, Cornwall – September ’13)
  109. Golden Plover
  110. Grey Plover
  111. Lapwing
  112. Little-Ringed Plover
  113. Ringed Plover
  114. Kentish Plover (Crymlyn Burrows, Glamorgan – October ’14)
  115. Dotterel
  116. HUDSONIAN WHIMBREL (Pagham Harbour, West Sussex – June ’15)
  117. Whimbrel
  118. Curlew
  119. Black-Tailed Godwit
  120. HUDSONIAN GODWIT (Shapwick Heath, Somerset – April ’15)
  121. Bar-Tailed Godwit
  122. Turnstone
  123. Knot
  124. Ruff (First, Newport Wetlands, Gwent – August ’10)
  125. Broad-Billed Sandpiper (Newport Wetlands, Gwent – June ’16)
  126. Curlew Sandpiper (First, Newport Wetlands, Gwent – August ’05)
  127. Sanderling
  128. Dunlin
  129. Purple Sandpiper
  130. Baird’s Sandpiper (St. Mary’s, Scilly – September ’05)
  131. Little Stint (First, Newport Wetlands, Gwent – September ’10)
  132. White-Rumped Sandpiper (Kenfig, Glamorgan – November ’07)
  133. Buff-Breasted Sandpiper (First, Davidstow Airfield, Cornwall – September ’12)
  134. Pectoral Sandpiper (First, St. Mary’s, Scilly – September ’05)
  135. Red-Necked Phalarope (Newport Wetlands, Gwent – June ’15)
  136. Grey Phalarope (Ynys-Y-Fro Reservoirs, Gwent – September ’15)
  137. Common Sandpiper
  138. Spotted Sandpiper (Lisvane Reservoir, Glamorgan – October ’07)
  139. Green Sandpiper (First, Newport Wetlands, Gwent – August ’05)
  140. Spotted Redshank (First, Newport Wetlands, Gwent – September ’05)
  141. GREATER YELLOWLEGS (Titchfield Haven, Hampshire – June ’15)
  142. Greenshank
  143. Marsh Sandpiper (Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire – August ’14)
  144. Wood Sandpiper (First, Newport Wetlands, Gwent – August ’05)
  145. Redshank
  146. Jack Snipe
  147. Long-Billed Dowitcher (Rhaslas Pond, Glamorgan – October ’13)
  148. Woodcock
  149. Snipe
  150. Pomarine Skua (First, Porthgwarra, Cornwall – August ’15)
  151. Arctic Skua
  152. Long-Tailed Skua (Fifeness, Fife – November ’05)
  153. Great Skua
  154. Puffin
  155. Black Guillemot
  156. Razorbill
  157. Guillemot
  158. BRUNNICH’S GUILLEMOT (Anstruther, Fife – September ’16)
  159. Little Tern
  160. White-Winged Black Tern (Middleton Lakes, Warwickshire – July ’15)
  161. Black Tern (Newport Wetlands, Gwent – September ’06)
  162. Sandwich Tern
  163. Common Tern
  164. Roseate Tern (Farne Islands, Northumberland – July ’11)
  165. Arctic Tern
  166. Kittiwake
  167. Bonaparte’s Gull (Ogmore-by-Sea, Glamorgan – January ’13)
  168. Black-Headed Gull
  169. Little Gull (First, Fifeness, Fife – November ’05)
  170. Mediterranean Gull
  171. Common Gull
  172. Ring-Billed Gull (Blackpill, Glamorgan – March ’14)
  173. Lesser Black-Backed Gull
  174. Herring Gull
  175. Iceland Gull (First, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire – February ’05)
  176. Glaucous Gull (First, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire – February ’05)
  177. Great Black-Backed Gull
  178. Rock Dove
  179. Stock Dove
  180. Wood Pigeon
  181. Collared Dove
  182. Turtle Dove
  183. Rose-Ringed Parakeet
  184. Great Spotted Cuckoo (Penally, Pembrokeshire – March ’14)
  185. Cuckoo
  186. Barn Owl
  187. Little Owl
  188. Tawny Owl
  189. Short-Eared Owl
  190. Nightjar
  191. Swift
  192. Kingfisher
  193. Bee-Eater (First, Lower Gelt Quarry, Cumbria – August ’15)
  194. Hoopoe (Bardsey Island, Gwynedd – September ’14)
  195. Wryneck (First, Newport Wetlands, Gwent – September ’11)
  196. Green Woodpecker
  197. Great Spotted Woodpecker
  198. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
  199. Red-Backed Shrike (First, St. Agnes, Scilly – September ’13)
  200. Great Grey Shrike (Holkham, Norfolk – February ’08)
  201. Woodchat Shrike (Kenfig, Glamorgan – May ’13)
  202. MASKED SHRIKE (Kilrenny Common, Fife – November ’04)
  203. Chough
  204. Magpie
  205. Jay
  206. Jackdaw
  207. Rook
  208. Carrion Crow
  209. Hooded Crow
  210. Raven
  211. Goldcrest
  212. Firecrest (First, St. Agnes, Scilly – October ’12)
  213. Penduline Tit (Tresco, Scilly – October ’12)
  214. Blue Tit
  215. Great Tit
  216. Crested Tit
  217. Coal Tit
  218. Willow Tit
  219. Marsh Tit
  220. Bearded Tit
  221. Short-Toed Lark (Fair Isle, Shetland – September ’16)
  222. Wood Lark
  223. Sky Lark
  224. Sand Martin
  225. Swallow
  226. House Martin
  227. Red-Rumped Swallow (Newport Wetlands, Gwent – May ’12)
  228. Cetti’s Warbler
  229. Long-Tailed Tit
  230. Arctic Warbler (Mainland, Shetland – September ’16)
  231. Yellow-Browed Warbler (First, St. Agnes, Scilly – October ’12)
  232. Radde’s Warbler (Unst, Shetland – September ’16)
  233. Dusky Warbler (Unst, Shetland – September ’16)
  234. Wood Warbler
  235. Chiffchaff
  236. Willow Warbler
  237. Blackcap
  238. Garden Warbler
  239. Barred Warbler (Bardsey Island, Gwynedd – September ’14)
  240. Lesser Whitethroat
  241. Whitethroat
  242. Dartford Warbler
  243. MARMORA’S WARBLER (Blorenge, Gwent – June ’10)
  244. LANCEOLATED WARBLER (Fair Isle, Shetland – October ’16)
  245. Grasshopper Warbler
  246. Savi’s Warbler (Newport Wetlands, Gwent – May ’14)
  247. Icterine Warbler (Unst, Shetland – September ’16)
  248. Sedge Warbler
  249. Blyth’s Reed Warbler (Fair Isle, Shetland – October ’16)
  250. Marsh Warbler (St. Agnes, Scilly – October ’12)
  251. Reed Warbler
  252. Waxwing (First, Vidlin, Shetland – October ’04)
  253. Nuthatch
  254. Treecreeper
  255. Wren
  256. Starling
  257. Rose-Coloured Starling (First, St. Agnes, Scilly – October ’12)
  258. Dipper
  259. WHITE’S THRUSH (Fetlar, Shetland – October ’16)
  260. SWAINSON’S THRUSH (Fetlar, Shetland – October ’16)
  261. Ring Ouzel
  262. Blackbird
  263. Black-Throated Thrush (Curload, Somerset – December ’05)
  264. Fieldfare
  265. Song Thrush
  266. Redwing
  267. Mistle Thrush
  268. Spotted Flycatcher
  269. Robin
  270. Bluethroat (Fair Isle, Shetland – October ’16)
  271. Red-Flanked Bluetail (Shire Valley, Avon – February ’14)
  272. Red-Breasted Flycatcher (St. Agnes, Scilly – October ’12)
  273. Pied Flycatcher
  274. Black Redstart (First, St. Mary’s, Scilly – October ’12)
  275. Redstart
  276. BLUE ROCK THRUSH (Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire – December ’16)
  277. Whinchat
  278. Stonechat
  279. Wheatear
  280. Desert Wheatear (Severn Beach, Goucestershire – December ’13)
  281. Dunnock
  282. House Sparrow
  283. Tree Sparrow
  284. Yellow Wagtail
  285. Citrine Wagtail (Marazion Marsh, Cornwall – September ’13)
  286. Grey Wagtail
  287. Pied Wagtail
  288. Richard’s Pipit (St. Agnes, Scilly – October ’12)
  289. Olive-Backed Pipit (Bryher, Scilly – October ’12)
  290. Tree Pipit
  291. PECHORA PIPIT (Fair Isle, Shetland – October ’16)
  292. Meadow Pipit
  293. Red-Throated Pipit (Fair Isle, Shetland – October ’16)
  294. Rock Pipit
  295. Water Pipit (First, Northwick Warth, Gloucestershire – December ’15)
  296. BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT (Bryher, Scilly – October ’12)
  297. Chaffinch
  298. Brambling
  299. Greenfinch
  300. Goldfinch
  301. Siskin
  302. Linnet
  303. Twite
  304. Lesser Redpoll
  305. Arctic Redpoll (Unst, Shetland – October ’16)
  306. Crossbill
  307. Scottish Crossbill
  308. Common Rosefinch (Fair Isle, Shetland – October ’16)
  309. Bullfinch
  310. Hawfinch
  311. Lapland Bunting (First, Salthouse, Norfolk – February ’08)
  312. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW (Cley, Norfolk – February ’08)
  313. Snow Bunting
  314. Yellowhammer
  315. Cirl Bunting
  316. Little Bunting (First, Forest Farm, Glamorgan – February ’15)
  317. Reed Bunting
  318. Corn Bunting
  319. COMMON YELLOWTHROAT (Rhiwderin, Gwent – February ’12)

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