Highland recording area

Highland recording area

Ptarmigan © Desmond Dugan

Ptarmigan © Desmond Dugan

 

Area covered:

Inverness District, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Badenoch & Strathspey, Lochaber, Skye and Lochalsh

 

Local recorder for the area:

Pete Gordon

mouse-iconrecorderhighland@outlook.com

 

write2 Craigmore Crescent, Nethy Bridge
Highland
PH25 3RA

 

call01479 821339

 

Highland Bird ReportHBR 2014

Editor:

Alex Joss

Latest issue:

2014

The report includes:

Acknowledgements
Editorial
Guide for submitting bird records
Contributors to Highland Bird Report 2014
Reporting rare or scarce species and recent rarity decisions
Highland weather in 2014
Review of the ornithological year 2014
Systematic list for 2014
Escapes and presumed feral birds
First and last dates of common migrants
Bird ringing in Highland Region in 2014
Lyme disease and birds
Rambles on Eigg
A patchwork challenge, Durness in 2014
Erratum

Cost:

£9 (plus £2 UK p&p if required)

Available from:

Mrs Lynda Graham, 9 Burn Brae Terrace, Westhill, Inverness, IV2 5HD, telephone: 01463 791292, email: ljgraham50@btinternet.com.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Scottish Ornithologists’ Club HBR’. Please note we cannot accept electronic payments. Copies are  available to purchase from Waterston House, please phone to check availability before travelling.

First published:

1995. (Photocopied version 1983-94; also Caithness Bird Report 1983-94, photocopied version 1976-82.)

Back issues:

Highland Bird Report (HBR) 2013 and 2012 issues are still available at £8 (plus £2 p&p if required). Issues from 2011 or earlier, if still available (and most years are), are free, apart from £2 to cover p&p costs. For multiple postings we can usually pack 2 reports to an envelope and charge £2.50 postage per envelope. Please contact Lynda Graham (as above).

 

Highland Bird Report Gazetteer

SOC Highland branch has produced a gazetteer, listing over 2000 site names referred to in the Highland Bird Report and their grid references. Select to download the 2010 gazetteer as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or as a PDF file.

 

Highlands Records Committee

Records of any of the following species in the Highland recording area requires a formal description using this form (last updated March 2016).

Bewick’s Swan
Tundra and Taiga Bean Goose
European White-fronted Goose
Dark-bellied Brent Goose (added 2016)
Snow Goose
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Garganey [females and juveniles]
Red-crested Pochard
Ring-necked Duck
Surf Scoter [females and juveniles]
Balearic Shearwater
Continental Cormorant (ssp sinensis)
Bittern
Great White Egret
White Stork
Spoonbill
Red-necked Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Honey Buzzard
Rough-legged Buzzard
Hobby
Spotted Crake
Common Crane
Avocet
American Golden Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Temminck’s Stint
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Grey Phalarope
Long-tailed Skua [juveniles]
Mediterranean Gull
Sabine’s Gull
Kumlien’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Roseate Tern
Black Tern [juveniles]
Little Owl
Nightjar
Bee-eater
​Hoopoe
Wryneck (added 2016)
Shorelark
Scandinavian Rock Pipit (ssp. littoralis)
Richard’s Pipit
Water Pipit
Yellow Wagtail
Reed Warbler
Icterine Warbler
Barred Warbler
Siberian Chiffchaff (ssp. tristis)
Yellow-browed Warbler
Pallas’s Warbler
Firecrest
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Bearded Tit
Marsh Tit
Willow Tit
Nuthatch
Golden Oriole
Red-backed Shrike
Nordic Jackdaw (ssp. monedula)
Chough
Rose-coloured Starling
Common Rosefinch
Scottish Crossbill
Parrot Crossbill

 

Useful links

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