Highland recording area
Highland recording area
Inverness District, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Badenoch & Strathspey, Lochaber, Skye and Lochalsh
Local recorder for the area:
Highland Bird Report
The report includes:
Guide for submitting bird records
Contributors to Highland Bird Report 2013
Reporting rare or scarce species and recent rarity decisions
Highland weather in 2013
Review of the ornithological year 2013
Systematic list for 2013
Escapes and presumed feral birds
First and last dates of common migrants
Bird ringing in Highland Region in 2013
Mourning Dove on the Isle of Rum for seven days in 2013
Richard’s Pipit in winter at Dornoch Point
Sabine’s Gulls in Skye and Wester Ross
£8 (plus £2 UK p&p if required).
Mrs Lynda Graham, 9 Burn Brae Terrace, Westhill, Inverness, IV2 5HD, telephone: 01463 791292, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Scottish Ornithologists’ Club HBR’. Please note we cannot accept electronic payments. Copies will be available to purchase from Waterston House, please phone to check availability before making a visit.
1995. (Photocopied version 1983-94; also Caithness Bird Report 1983-94, photocopied version 1976-82.)
Highland Bird Report (HBR) 2011 and 2012 are £8 (plus £2 p&p if required). HBR 2008 is now sold out. Copies of all previous years are now available free apart from £2 UK p&p charges. 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 the following species occurring in the Highland recording area must be accompanied by a written description in order to be admitted into the annual Highland Bird Report:
Black-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Balearic Shearwater, Bittern, Great White Egret, Little Egret, White Stork, Spoonbill, Bewick’s Swan, Bean Goose, White-fronted Goose [European race], Snow Goose, Lesser Canada Goose, American Wigeon Green-winged Teal, Garganey [females and juveniles], Red-crested Pochard, Ring-necked Duck, Surf Scoter [females and juveniles], Honey Buzzard, Rough-legged Buzzard, Hobby, Spotted Crake, Common Crane, Avocet, American Golden Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Temminck’s Stint, Pectoral Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Grey Phalarope, Long-tailed Skua [juveniles], Mediterranean Gull, Sabine’s Gull, Iceland Gull [race kumlieni only], Ring-billed Gull, Roseate Tern, Black Tern [juveniles], Little Owl, Nightjar, Bee-eater, Shorelark, Rock Pipit [Scandinavian form littoralis], Richard’s Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Dipper [cinclus only], Reed Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Pallas’s Warbler, Firecrest, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Bearded Tit, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, Long-tailed Tit [white-headed race], Nuthatch, Golden Oriole, Red-backed Shrike, Chough, Rose-coloured Starling, and Common Rosefinch.
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