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Scarce Migrant Birds in Britain

Supplemental data for the upcoming review of 2003-2006

 

 


This table shows the species considered as scarce migrants, the extent of the data collected and the relationship of the scarce migrant data to the data collected the British Birds Rarities Committee – note the new species added to the list as of 2006.

The ‘TYPE’ column is as follows:

A: data collected since 1958 for BBRC until date shown, then subsequently as scarce migrant. NB that there are gaps in data between 1963-67 for those species which ceased to be considered by BBRC in 1962

B: data collected since 1968

C: data collected since 1986

 

 

TYPE

CONSIDERED BY BBRC UNTIL

American Wigeon

Anas  americana

A

2001

Green-winged Teal

Anas  carolinensis

A

1990

Ring-necked Duck

Aythya collaris

A

1993

Ferruginous Duck

Aythya nyroca

C

2005

Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata

A

1990

Cory's Shearwater

Calonectris diomedea

A

1982

Wilson’s Storm-petrel

Oceanites oceanicus

A

2005

Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

A

2001

Great White Egret

Ardea alba

A

2005

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

A

1982

White Stork

Ciconia ciconia

A

1982

Black Kite

Milvus migrans

A

2005

Honey Buzzard

Pernis apivorus

C

 

Rough-legged Buzzard

Buteo lagopus

B

 

Red-footed Falcon

Falco vespertinus

A

2005

Spotted Crake

Porzana porzana

C

 

Common Crane

Grus grus

A

1982

Kentish Plover

Charadrius alexandrinus

C

 

American Golden Plover

Pluvialis dominica

A

2005

Temminck's Stint

Calidris temminckii

B

 

White-rumped Sandpiper

Calidris fuscicollis

A

2005

Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos

A

1962

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Tryngites subruficollis

A

1982

Red-necked Phalarope

Phalaropus lobatus

C

 

Grey Phalarope

Phalaropus fulicarius

C

 

Sabine's Gull

Larus sabini

A

 

Ring-billed Gull

Larus delawarensis

A

1987

White-winged Black Tern

Chlidonias leucopterus

A

2005

Alpine Swift

Apus melba

A

2005

European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster

A

1990

Hoopoe

Upupa epops

B

 

Wryneck

Jynx torquilla

C

 

Short-toed Lark

Calandrella brachydactyla

A

1993

Red-rumped Swallow

Hirundo daurica

A

2005

Red-throated Pipit

Anthus cervinus

A

2005

Richard's Pipit

Anthus novaezeelandiae

A

1982

Tawny Pipit

Anthus campestris

A

1982

Bluethroat

Luscinia svecica

B

 

Aquatic Warbler

Acrocephalus paludicola

A

1982

Marsh Warbler

Acrocephalus palustris

C

 

Icterine Warbler

Hippolais icterina

A

1962

Melodious Warbler

Hippolais polyglotta

A

1962

Subalpine Warbler (see #1)

Sylvia cantillans

A

2005

Barred Warbler

Sylvia nisoria

B

 

Greenish Warbler

Phylloscopus trochiloides

A

2005

Pallas's Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus proregulus

A

1990

Yellow-browed Warbler

Phylloscopus inornatus

A

1962

Radde’s Warbler

Phylloscopus schwarzi

A

2005

Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatus

A

2005

Red-breasted Flycatcher

Ficedula parva

B

 

Golden Oriole

Oriolus oriolus

B

 

Red-backed Shrike

Lanius collurio

C

 

Great Grey Shrike

Lanius excubitor

C

 

Woodchat Shrike

Lanius senator

A

1982

Arctic Redpoll (see #2)

Carduelis hornemanni

A

2005

Rosy Starling

Sturnus roseus

A

2001

Serin

Serinus serinus

A

1982

Common Rosefinch

Carpodacus erythrinus

A

1982

Ortolan Bunting

Emberiza hortulana

B

 

Rustic Bunting

Emberiza rustica

A

2005

Little Bunting

Emberiza pusilla

A

1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

 

#1 records of the subspecies albistriatus should be submitted to BBRC

#2 records of the subspecies hornemanni should be submitted to BBRC

 

 

The following were recorded by BBRC until 1962 but not collated again until 1986:

 

Red-crested Pochard

Kentish Plover

 

The following was treated as a Scarce Migrant but is now considered by the BBRC:

 

Savi’s Warbler Locustella lusciniodes