The Sussex List v2

Species on the Sussex List: August 2021

 

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Name Taxon name Sussex status
1 Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix Formerly resident but became extinct by mid 19th century. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species. Annex 1 species.
2 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa Common introduced resident. Population augmented annually by captive bred stock.
3 Grey Partridge Perdix perdix Scarce resident; much declined but benefiting locally through conservation effort. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
4 Quail Coturnix coturnix Scarce summer visitor; recorded in variable numbers from year to year. Formerly occasional in winter. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
5 Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Very common introduced resident. Population augmented annually by captive bred stock.
6 Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus Formerly very scarce introduced resident; probably now extinct in the county.
7 Brent Goose Branta bernicla Very common winter visitor and passage migrant; very scarce non-breeder in summer. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Section 41 species.
8 Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
9 Canada Goose Branta canadensis Common introduced resident and partial migrant.
10 Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis Very scarce winter visitor; often in severe weather; increasingly common naturalised resident. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Annex 1 species.
11 Greylag Goose Anser anser Increasingly common introduced resident and winter visitor; scarce passage migrant. (Native population in UK is Amber listed species of medium conservation concern).
12 Taiga Bean Goose Anser fabalis Rare winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
13 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus Very scarce winter visitor and passage migrant; also recorded as a feral bird. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
14 Tundra Bean Goose Anser serrirostris Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
15 White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. European race (A. a. albifrons) is Red listed species of high conservation concern. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species. Annex 1 species.
16 Mute Swan Cygnus olor Fairly common resident. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
17 Bewick’s Swan Cygnus columbianus Scarce winter visitor and very scarce passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species. Annex 1 species.
18 Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Very scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
19 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca Scarce introduced resident; bred for first time in 2000.
20 Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Fairly common winter visitor and scarce passage migrant; scarce breeding species. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
21 Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea Breeds in SE Europe and across central and east Asia with naturalised populations in central Europe. Rare vagrant from wild or naturalised populations or escape from captivity. Annex 1 species.
22 Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Scarce introduced resident.
23 Garganey Spatula querquedula Scarce passage migrant; very scarce summer non-breeder and rare breeder. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
24 Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors Very rare vagrant.
25 Shoveler Spatula clypeata Very scarce breeder and scarce summer non-breeder; common winter visitor; scarce on observed passage. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
26 Gadwall Mareca strepera Very scarce breeder and scarce summer non-breeder; fairly common winter visitor; scarce on observed passage. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
27 Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope Very common winter visitor; scarce on observed passage.Very scarce in summer; does not breed. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
28 American Wigeon Mareca americana Very rare vagrant.
29 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Common resident and winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
30 Pintail Anas acuta Fairly common winter visitor; scarce on observed passage; occasionally summers and has bred. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
31 Eurasian Teal Anas crecca Rare breeder and and scarce summering non-breeder; common winter visitor and fairly common on observed passage. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
32 Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis Very rare vagrant.
33 Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina Possibly a rare winter visitor and passage migrant although most records probably relate to escaped or naturalised birds.
34 Common Pochard Aythya ferina Very scarce breeder; scarce summer non-breeder and fairly common winter visitor. Very scarce on observed passage. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
35 Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca Rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
36 Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Rare vagrant.
37 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Fairly common resident although scarce breeder; fairly common winter visitor and scarce on observed passage.
38 Greater Scaup Aythya marila Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant; rare non-breeder in summer. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species.
39 Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Very rare vagrant.
40 King Eider Somateria spectabilis Very rare vagrant
41 Common Eider Somateria mollissima Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant; very scarce non-breeder in summer. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
42 Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata Very rare vagrant.
43 Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor along the coast; rare inland. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
44 Common Scoter Melanitta nigra Common spring passage migrant and fairly common winter visitor; scarce in summer and autumn. Very scarce inland. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species.
45 Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis Very scarce to scarce passage migrant and winter visitor; rare non-breeder in summer. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
46 Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Scarce winter visitor; rare non-breeder in summer. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
47 Smew Mergellus albellus Very scarce winter visitor mainly to the east of the county. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Annex 1 species.
48 Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus Very rare vagrant.
49 Goosander Mergus merganser Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant.
50 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Fairly common winter visitor and passage migrant along the coast; rare non-breeder in summer. Rare inland.
51 Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Very scarce and declining introduced resident and winter visitor; subject to culling to reduce numbers.
52 Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor Very rare vagrant.
53 Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Fairly common but localised summer visitor rarely seen on migration. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Section 41 species. Annex 1 species.
54 Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba Rare vagrant.
55 Common Swift Apus apus Common summer visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
56 Pallid Swift Apus pallidus Very rare vagrant.
57 Great Bustard Otis tarda Resident until about 1825; none since 1891. Annex 1 species.
58 Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax Formerly rare; now very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
59 Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius Very rare vagrant.
60 Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Very rare vagrant.
61 Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Fairly common but declining summer visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
62 Pallas’s Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes paradoxus Formerly a rare vagrant.
63 Feral Pigeon Columba livia Common resident.
64 Stock Dove Columba oenas Common resident and possible winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
65 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus Abundant resident and winter visitor.
66 Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Scarce and declining summer visitor and passage migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
67 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto Very common resident.
68 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus Scarce resident; scarce winter visitor and passage migrant.
69 Corncrake Crex crex Rare passage migrant; formerly bred. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species. Annex 1 species.
70 Sora Porzana carolina Very rare vagrant.
71 Spotted Crake Porzana porzana Rare passage migrant and winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
72 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Very common resident; possibly fairly common winter visitor but status uncertain.
73 Coot Fulica atra Fairly common resident and common winter visitor.
74 Baillon’s Crake Zapornia pusilla Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
75 Little Crake Zapornia parva Rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
76 Crane Grus grus Very scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. Rare in summer. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Annex 1 species.
77 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Scarce resident; passage migrant and fairly common winter visitor.
78 Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Very scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
79 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Fairly common resident; passage migrant and winter visitor.
80 Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
81 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Very scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
82 Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus Rare passage migrant. Formerly a scarce breeding summer visitor which since 2006 has tentatively started to recolonise the county. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species. Annex 1 species.
83 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Scarce breeder; fairly common passage migrant and common winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
84 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus Very scarce spring migrant. Bred in 2014. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
85 Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant; scarce and localised breeder. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
86 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Scarce or fairly common resident and very common winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
87 Sociable Plover Vanellus gregarius Very rare vagrant.
88 Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria Common winter visitor and passage migrant; rare in summer. Annex 1 species.
89 Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Very rare vagrant
90 American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica Very rare vagrant.
91 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola Common winter visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
92 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Scarce breeder; fairly common passage migrant and winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
93 Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus Very rare vagrant.
94 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Scarce breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Schedule 1 species.
95 Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Very rare vagrant.
96 Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Very scarce spring and autumn passage migrant; formerly bred. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
97 Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus Very rare vagrant.
98 Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii Very rare vagrant.
99 Dotterel Charadrius morinellus Very scarce spring and autumn passage migrant; one winter record. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
100 Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda Very rare vagrant.
101 Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Common passage migrant; very scarce non-breeding summering and wintering species. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
102 Hudsonian Whimbrel Numenius hudsonicus very rare migrant; only recorded 2015
103 Curlew Numenius arquata Common passage migrant and winter visitor; formerly a very scarce breeder. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
104 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Fairly common winter visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Annex 1 species.
105 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Fairly common but localised winter visitor and passage migrant; scarce non-breeder in summer. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species.
106 Turnstone Arenaria interpres Fairly common winter visitor and passage migrant; scarce non-breeder in summer. Rare away from coast. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
107 Knot Calidris canutus Fairly common winter visitor and scarce to fairly common passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
108 Ruff Calidris pugnax Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
109 Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus Very rare vagrant.
110 Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus Very rare vagrant.
111 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Passage migrant; scarce in autumn and very scarce in spring; rare in winter. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
112 Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii Very scarce spring and autumn passage migrant. Schedule 1 species.
113 Sanderling Calidris alba Fairly common winter visitor and passage migrant. Rare away from coast. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
114 Dunlin Calidris alpina Very common passage migrant and winter visitor; scarce away from estuaries; scarce non-breeder in summer. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
115 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant; very rare in summer. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
116 Baird’s Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Very rare vagrant.
117 Little Stint Calidris minuta Scarce passage migrant; very scarce in winter.
118 Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla Very rare vagrant.
119 White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis Very rare vagrant.
120 Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis Rare autumn vagrant.
121 Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Rare vagrant; mainly in autumn.
122 Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Very rare vagrant.
123 Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Very rare vagrant.
124 Woodcock Scolopax rusticola Probably fairly common resident and winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
125 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant.
126 Great Snipe Gallinago media Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
127 Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Very scarce breeder and fairly common winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
128 Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
129 Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor Very rare vagrant.
130 Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Rare spring and autumn passage migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
131 Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Very scarce autumn and rare winter visitor; usually occurs after gales.
132 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Fairly common passage migrant; very scarce in winter. Has bred at least once. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
133 Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Very rare vagrant.
134 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Scarce spring and autumn passage migrant; more frequent in autumn; scarce in winter. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
135 Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Very rare vagrant.
136 Common Redshank Tringa totanus Scarce resident and common winter visitor and autumn passage migrant; fairly common spring migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
137 Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Rare vagrant.
138 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Very scarce spring and scarce autumn passage migrant; very rare in winter. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
139 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Scarce passage migrant and very scarce winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
140 Greenshank Tringa nebularia Fairly common passage migrant; scarce in winter. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
141 Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
142 Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum Very rare vagrant.
143 Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Very rare vagrant.
144 Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla Common but very localised breeding species; fairly common or common winter visitor and passage migrant. Rare away from coast. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
145 Sabine’s Gull Xema sabini Rare mainly autumn vagrant.
146 Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
147 Bonaparte’s Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia Very rare vagrant.
148 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus Common breeding species and very common to abundant passage migrant and winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
149 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus Fairly common passage migrant; most numerous in spring. Very scarce non-breeder in summer and scarce in winter. Schedule 1 species.
150 Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Very rare vagrant.
151 Franklin’s Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan Very rare vagrant.
152 Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus Fairly common winter visitor and passage migrant; scarce breeder. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
153 Common Gull Larus canus Very common; sometimes abundant winter visitor and very common passage migrant; scarce in summer; bred until 1963 and in 2006 and in some years since then. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
154 Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Very rare vagrant.
155 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Common winter visitor and passage migrant; scarce in summer; mostly non-breeders; but very scarce breeder since 2000. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
156 Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus Very scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
157 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides Very scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
158 Herring Gull Larus argentatus argenteus Very common resident; status uncertain as passage migrant; and winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
159 Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans Scarce but regular winter visitor Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
160 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis Scarce but localised visitor; mainly in late summer and autumn. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
161 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Fairly common passage migrant and winter visitor; scarce (mainly immature) in summer and scarce breeder. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
162 Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
163 Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
164 Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus very rare vagrant
165 Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis Very rare vagrant.
166 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Fairly common although localised breeding summer visitor and common passage migrant; very scarce winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Annex 1 species.
167 Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans Very rare vagrant; first recorded in 2017
168 Little Tern Sternula albifrons Scarce breeding summer visitor and fairly common passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
169 Least Tern Sternula antillarum Very rare vagrant.
170 Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus Very rare vagrant.
171 Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Very rare vagrant.
172 Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Very scarce passage migrant and non-breeding summer visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species. Annex 1 species.
173 Common Tern Sterna hirundo Fairly common breeding summer visitor and common passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Annex 1 species.
174 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Uncertain; but probably a fairly common spring and autumn passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Annex 1 species.
175 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
176 White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Rare vagrant.
177 Black Tern Chlidonias niger Scarce passage migrant. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
178 Great Skua Stercorarius skua Fairly common spring and scarce autumn passage migrant; very scarce but increasing in winter. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
179 Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus Passage migrant in variable numbers in spring; usually scarce; very scarce in autumn; rare in winter.
180 Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus Fairly common spring and scarce autumn passage migrant; very scarce in summer and rare in winter. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
181 Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus Rare vagrant.
182 Little Auk Alle alle Very scarce autumn passage migrant and winter visitor.
183 Common Guillemot Uria aalge Fairly common winter visitor and passage migrant; formerly bred. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
184 Razorbill Alca torda Common winter visitor and fairly common passage migrant; formerly bred. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
185 Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle Rare vagrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
186 Puffin Fratercula arctica Very scarce visitor; most frequently recorded in spring. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
187 Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata Fairly common winter visitor and passage migrant. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
188 Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
189 Great Northern Diver Gavia immer Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
190 White-billed Diver Gavia adamsii Very rare vagrant.
191 Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus Very scarce visitor; mainly in late spring and mid summer and after autumn gales. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Annex 1 species.
192 Leach’s Petrel Hydrobates leucorhous Rare vagrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
193 Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis Scarce breeding species and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
194 Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris borealis Rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
195 Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea Very scarce autumn visitor.
196 Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Fairly common spring to autumn passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Annex 1 species.
197 Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus Very scarce spring to autumn visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
198 Black Stork Ciconia nigra Rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
199 White Stork Ciconia ciconia Rare vagrant; mainly in the spring. Most records from 2017 onwards likely to relate to deliberate releases; their offspring or escapes. Annex 1 species.
200 Gannet Morus bassanus Common passage migrant and non-breeding summer visitor; fairly common to common in winter. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
201 Red-footed Booby Sula sula Very rare vagrant (one record).
202 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Fairly common but localised resident and common winter visitor.
203 Shag Gulosus aristotelis Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant; rare away from coast. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
204 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Very scarce but increasing visitor. Annex 1 species.
205 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Very scarce visitor; most frequent in spring and autumn. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
206 Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris Scarce winter visitor; rare outside the winter months. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species. Annex 1 species.
207 American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus Very rare vagrant.
208 Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus Rare vagrant. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
209 Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax Rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
210 Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
211 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Scarce resident; increasing visitor and bred for the first time in 2020.
212 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Fairly common resident.
213 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Rare vagrant. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
214 Great White Egret Ardea alba Scarce but increasing visitor. Annex 1 species.
215 Little Egret Egretta garzetta Scarce and increasing resident; and probably scarce autumn visitor; status as winter visitor uncertain. Annex 1 species.
216 Osprey Pandion haliaetus Scarce passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
217 Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus Very scarce breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
218 Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
219 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Common resident and passage migrant. Annex 1 species.
220 Goshawk Accipiter gentilis Very scarce but increasing resident. Schedule 1 species.
221 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor; very scarce breeder since 2004. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
222 Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species. Annex 1 species.
223 Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
224 Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus Very scarce spring and autumn visitor; last bred successfully in 1962. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
225 Red Kite Milvus milvus Scarce or fairly common breeding resident (first bred in 2004) and fairly common and increasing visitor. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
226 Black Kite Milvus migrans Rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
227 White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla Rare vagrant. Reintroduction scheme on the Isle of Wight. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
228 Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus Rare winter visitor.
229 Common Buzzard Buteo buteo Fairly common and increasing resident; probably scarce passage migrant.
230 Barn Owl Tyto alba Fairly common resident. Schedule 1 species.
231 Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus Very rare vagrant. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
232 Tawny Owl Strix aluco Common resident. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
233 Little Owl Athene noctua Fairly common but declining resident.
234 Long-eared Owl Asio otus Scarce resident and very scarce passage migrant and winter visitor.
235 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant; has bred. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Annex 1 species.
236 Hoopoe Upupa epops Very scarce spring and even scarcer autumn passage migrant; has bred. Schedule 1 species.
237 Roller Coracias garrulus Rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
238 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Scarce to fairly common resident and possibly very scarce winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
239 Bee-eater Merops apiaster Very scarce visitor; mainly in spring; bred once in 1955. Schedule 1 species.
240 Wryneck Jynx torquilla Very scarce passage migrant; most in autumn; last bred in 1944. Schedule 1 species.
241 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dryobates minor Very scarce and declining resident. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
242 Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Very common and increasing resident. Annex 1 species.
243 Green Woodpecker Picus viridis Common resident.
244 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Fairly common or common resident and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
245 Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
246 Merlin Falco columbarius Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
247 Hobby Falco subbuteo Scarce breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Schedule 1 species.
248 Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus Very rare vagrant. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
249 Peregrine Falco peregrinus Scarce breeding resident. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
250 Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri Very scarce introduced resident; has bred.
251 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio Very scarce passage migrant; formerly a breeding summer visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
252 Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
253 Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor Very scarce winter visitor and passage migrant.
254 Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator Rare vagrant.
255 Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus Rare passage migrant and summer visitor; may have bred in 1965. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
256 Jay Garrulus glandarius Very common resident.
257 Magpie Pica pica Very common resident.
258 Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes Very rare vagrant.
259 Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Formerly a breeding resident. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
260 Jackdaw Coloeus monedula Very common resident.
261 Rook Corvus frugilegus Very common resident.
262 Carrion Crow Corvus corone Very common resident.
263 Hooded Crow Corvus cornix Rare winter visitor and passage migrant.
264 Raven Corvus corax Fairly common breeding resident; first bred in modern era in 2001.
265 Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Irruptive winter visitor; very scarce or scarce; occasionally fairly common.
266 Coal Tit Periparus ater Very common resident.
267 Marsh Tit Poecile palustris Fairly common resident. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
268 Willow Tit Poecile montanus Status uncertain. May still be very scarce resident. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
269 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus Abundant resident.
270 Great Tit Parus major Abundant resident.
271 Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus Rare vagrant.
272 Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus Scarce breeding resident; very scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. Schedule 1 species.
273 Woodlark Lullula arborea Scarce resident and very scarce passage migrant. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species. Annex 1 species.
274 Skylark Alauda arvensis Very common but declining resident; probably common passage migrant and winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
275 Crested Lark Galerida cristata Very rare vagrant.
276 Shore Lark Eremophila alpestris Rare autumn migrant and winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
277 Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla Rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
278 Sand Martin Riparia riparia Scarce or fairly common summer visitor and very common passage migrant.
279 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Common summer visitor and abundant passage migrant.
280 Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris Very rare vagrant.
281 House Martin Delichon urbicum Common but declining summer visitor and abundant passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
282 Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica Rare but increasing vagrant.
283 Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Very rare vagrant.
284 Cetti’s Warbler Cettia cetti Fairly common and increasing resident; passage migrant and winter visitor. Schedule 1 species.
285 Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus Very common resident.
286 Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Very scarce passage migrant. Rare in summer with no confirmed breeding records since 2010. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
287 Western Bonelli’s Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli Very rare vagrant.
288 Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei Very rare vagrant.
289 Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus Very scarce visitor; mostly in late autumn.
290 Pallas’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus Rare visitor; mostly in late autumn.
291 Radde’s Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi Very rare vagrant.
292 Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus Very rare vagrant.
293 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Common but declining summer visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
294 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Very common summer visitor and passage migrant; small numbers winter.
295 Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides Very rare vagrant.
296 Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus Rare vagrant.
297 Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola Rare autumn passage migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species. Annex 1 species.
298 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Fairly common summer visitor and very common passage migrant.
299 Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola Very rare vagrant
300 Blyth’s Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum Very rare vagrant.
301 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus Common summer visitor and very common passage migrant.
302 Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris Rare summer visitor and very scarce passage migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species.
303 Booted Warbler Iduna caligata Very rare vagrant.
304 Sykes’s Warbler Iduna rama Very rare vagrant.
305 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta Very scarce visitor in spring and autumn.
306 Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina Rare vagrant.
307 River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis Very rare vagrant.
308 Savi’s Warbler Locustella luscinioides Rare visitor; has bred. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species.
309 Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia Very scarce and declining summer visitor and fairly common passage migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
310 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Very common summer visitor and passage migrant; scarce winter visitor.
311 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Common summer visitor and passage migrant.
312 Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria Very scarce autumn visitor. Annex 1 species.
313 Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca Fairly common summer visitor and passage migrant.
314 Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala Very rare vagrant.
315 Common Whitethroat Curruca communis Very common summer visitor and passage migrant.
316 Dartford Warbler Curruca undata Scarce to fairly common but localised resident. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
317 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla Fairly common breeding resident and summer visitor; passage migrant; and winter visitor. Schedule 1 species.
318 Goldcrest Regulus regulus Very common breeding resident; common passage migrant and winter visitor.
319 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Abundant resident.
320 Nuthatch Sitta europaea Common resident.
321 Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria Very rare vagrant.
322 Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris Common resident.
323 Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla Very rare vagrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
324 Rose-coloured Starling Pastor roseus Rare vagrant.
325 Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris Common but declining resident and very common to abundant winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
326 White’s Thrush Zoothera aurea Very rare vagrant.
327 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus Passage migrant; very scarce in spring; scarce to fairly common in autumn. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
328 Blackbird Turdus merula Abundant breeding resident; very common or abundant winter visitor; status uncertain as passage migrant.
329 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris Common; occasionally very common; passage migrant and winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
330 Redwing Turdus iliacus Common; occasionally very common; passage migrant and winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
331 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Very common resident and partial migrant; common passage migrant and winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
332 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus Common resident and partial migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
333 Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes Very rare vagrant.
334 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Fairly common but declining summer visitor; scarce passage migrant in spring and fairly common in autumn. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
335 Robin Erithacus rubecula Abundant resident; probably common passage migrant; mainly in autumn; status uncertain as winter visitor.
336 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica Very scarce spring and autumn visitor. Schedule 1 species. Annex 1 species.
337 Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia Very rare vagrant.
338 Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos Fairly common summer visitor and infrequently seen passage migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
339 Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus Very rare vagrant.
340 Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva Rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
341 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Scarce passage migrant; more numerous in autumn than spring. Has bred. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
342 Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
343 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros Rare resident; scarce passage migrant and very scarce winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
344 Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Scarce or fairly common summer visitor and fairly common passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
345 Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis Very rare vagrant.
346 Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius Very rare vagrant.
347 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Fairly common passage migrant. Rare summer visitor; last bred in 1999. Very rare in winter. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
348 Eurasian Stonechat Saxicola rubicola Fairly common resident and partial migrant.
349 Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Very scarce breeding summer visitor and common passage migrant; very rare in mid-winter.
350 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina Very rare vagrant.
351 Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti Very rare vagrant.
352 Western Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica Very rare vagrant.
353 Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
354 Dipper Cinclus cinclus Very rare vagrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
355 House Sparrow Passer domesticus Very common but possibly declining resident. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
356 Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Much declined and now very scarce resident; scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
357 Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris Very rare vagrant.
358 Dunnock Prunella modularis Very common resident. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Section 41 species.
359 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava flavissima Scarce and localised summer visitor; scarce passage migrant in spring and fairly common in autumn. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
360 Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola Very rare vagrant.
361 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Fairly common resident; passage migrant and winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern.
362 Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii Common resident; passage migrant and winter visitor.
363 Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi Rare vagrant.
364 Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris Rare visitor; mostly in autumn. Annex 1 species.
365 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis Common but declining resident; very common passage migrant and winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
366 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Fairly common but local summer visitor; fairly common passage migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
367 Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni Very rare vagrant.
368 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus Very rare vagrant.
369 Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens Very rare vagrant
370 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
371 Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus Scarce resident and scarce winter visitor; very rare away from the coast.
372 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Abundant resident; and probably very common passage migrant and winter visitor. Annex 1 species.
373 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Fairly common winter visitor and passage migrant. Schedule 1 species.
374 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes Scarce or possibly very scarce breeding resident and in most years very scarce passage migrant and winter visitor; occasionally more numerous. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
375 Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Fairly common or common resident. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Section 41 species.
376 Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus Very rare vagrant. Annex 1 species.
377 Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus Rare vagrant. Schedule 1 species.
378 Greenfinch Chloris chloris Very common resident; and possibly fairly common passage migrant and scarce winter visitor.
379 Twite Linaria flavirostris Rare winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
380 Linnet Linaria cannabina Common but decreasing resident and partial migrant. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
381 Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea Very scarce visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern.
382 Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret Scarce breeder and common passage migrant and winter visitor. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
383 Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus Very rare vagrant. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
384 Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra Irruptive species; usually scarce visitor but fairly common in some years. Very scarce breeder in some years. Schedule 1 species.
385 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Probably fairly common resident; common summer visitor and passage migrant and fairly common winter visitor.
386 Serin Serinus serinus Very scarce passage migrant; has bred. Schedule 1 species.
387 Siskin Spinus spinus Common winter visitor and passage migrant. Fairly common breeder.
388 Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus Very scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
389 Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Schedule 1 species.
390 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra Fairly common resident. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
391 Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella Common resident. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Section 41 species.
392 Rock Bunting Emberiza cia Very rare vagrant.
393 Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana Very scarce visitor mainly in the autumn. Annex 1 species.
394 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus Formerly a scarce resident; now extinct as a breeding species and not recorded since 1988. Red listed species of high conservation concern. Schedule 1 species. Section 41 species.
395 Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla Rare vagrant.
396 Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica Very rare vagrant.
397 Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala Very rare vagrant.
398 Pallas’s Reed Bunting Emberiza pallasi Very rare vagrant.
399 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus Fairly common resident; passage migrant and winter visitor. Amber listed species of medium conservation concern. Section 41 species.
400 Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Very rare vagrant.
401 White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis Very rare vagrant.
402 Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Very rare vagrant.
403 Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia Very rare vagrant.
404 Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata Very rare vagrant.