Birdline Scotland species list

Birdline Scotland species list

Birdline Scotland aims to provide up to date information for all birdwatchers and features the best local sightings as well as rarities. It will not normally feature records of birds at sensitive sites or of rare breeding birds. Such species are designated as ABS in the following list, ie away from breeding sites only.

Birdline Scotland would be interested in hearing about sightings of:

all species considered by the BBRC
Red-throated Diver coastal/passage counts plus all inland ABS
Black-throated Diver coastal/passage counts plus all inland ABS
Great Northern Diver coastal/passage counts plus all inland ABS
Red-necked Grebe all
Slavonian Grebe high counts in traditional areas, all elsewhere, ABS
Black-necked Grebe breeding birds at RSPB Loch of Kinnordy plus all passage/winter records
Cory’s Shearwater all
Great Shearwater all
Sooty Shearwater all
Mediterranean Shearwater all
Manx Shearwater seawatching counts plus all inland
Storm Petrel seawatching counts, all inland plus birds caught at tape-luring sessions
Leach’s Petrel all
Bittern all
Little Egret all
Purple Heron all
White Stork all
Spoonbill all
Bewick’s Swan all
Whooper Swan counts of 50+
Bean Goose all
Eurasian White-fronted Goose all
Greenland White-fronted Goose birds in unusual places
Snow Goose all except escapes or feral birds
Brent Goose all
Ruddy Shelduck all
Gadwall high counts
Green-winged Teal all
Pintail high counts
Garganey all
Shoveler high counts
Mandarin all
Red-crested Pochard all
Ring-necked Duck all
Ferruginous Duck all
Scaup counts of 50+, and all inland records
Common Scoter all inland ABS
Black Scoter all
Surf Scoter all
Velvet Scoter any in unusual areas, e.g. in Clyde area or Dumfries & Galloway, plus all inland records
Smew all
Goosander counts of 50+
Ruddy Duck all
Honey Buzzard migrants away from known or potential breeding sites only
Red Kite all wing-tagged birds away from known breeding and sites with tag details if possible (all information will be passed on quickly to the RSPB and will not necessarily be used on message)
White-tailed Eagle all wing-tagged birds away from known breeding and sites with tag details if possible (all information will be passed on quickly to the RSPB and will not necessarily be used on message)
Marsh Harrier migrants away from known or potential breeding sites only
Montagu’s Harrier migrants away from known or potential breeding sites only
Goshawk migrants away from known or potential breeding sites only
Rough-legged Buzzard migrants away from known or potential breeding sites only
Golden Eagle migrants away from known or potential breeding sites only
Osprey migrants away from known or potential breeding sites only
Hobby migrants away from known or potential breeding sites only
Quail all
Spotted Crake all ABS
Corncrake all ABS
Crane all
Avocet all
Stone-curlew all
Little Ringed Plover all ABS
Kentish Plover all
Dotterel all ABS
Knot all inland
Sanderling all inland
Little Stint all
Temminck’s Stint all ABS
Pectoral Sandpiper all
Curlew Sandpiper all
Purple Sandpiper all inland
Buff-breasted Sandpiper all
Ruff all ABS
Jack Snipe locally significant counts
Black-tailed Godwit all ABS
Bar-tailed Godwit all inland
Whimbrel all ABS
Spotted Redshank all
Greenshank all ABS
Green Sandpiper all
Wood Sandpiper all ABS
Common Sandpiper all in winter
Turnstone all inland
Red-necked Phalarope all ABS
Grey Phalarope all
Pomarine Skua all
Arctic Skua all in winter and inland, and seawatching counts
Long-tailed Skua all
Great Skua all in winter and inland, and seawatching counts
Mediterranean Gull all
Little Gull all
Sabine’s Gull all
Ring-billed Gull all
Kumlien’s Gull all
Yellow-legged (Herring) Gull all
Iceland Gull all
Glaucous Gull all
Sandwich Tern all in winter and inland
Roseate Tern all ABS
Common Tern all in winter
Arctic Tern all in winter and inland
Little Tern all in winter and inland
Black Tern all
Guillemot all inland
Razorbill all inland
Black Guillemot all E coast, high counts in the SW
Little Auk all
Puffin all inland
Turtle Dove all
Ring-necked Parakeet all
Little Owl all ABS
Nightjar all ABS
Bee-eater all
Hoopoe all
Wryneck all ABS
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker all
Short-toed Lark all
Woodlark all
Shore Lark all
Richard’s Pipit all
Tawny Pipit all
Water Pipit all
Yellow Wagtail passage birds and all continental races
Waxwing all
Black-bellied Dipper all
Nightingale all
Bluethroat all
Black Redstart all
Siberian Stonechat all
Cetti’s Warbler all
Savi’s Warbler all
Aquatic Warbler all
Marsh Warbler all
Reed Warbler all
Icterine Warbler all
Melodious Warbler all
Dartford Warbler all
Barred Warbler all
Pallas’s Warbler all
Yellow-browed Warbler all
Firecrest all
Red-breasted Flycatcher all
Bearded Tit all ABS
Long-tailed Tit all in northern and western isles
Marsh Tit all ABS
Willow Tit all ABS
Coal Tit all in northern and western isles
Blue Tit all in northern and western isles
Great Tit all in northern and western isles
Nuthatch all
Golden Oriole all
Red-backed Shrike all ABS
Great Grey Shrike all
Woodchat Shrike all
Chough all ABS
Brambling counts of 30-50+
Serin all
Twite counts of 30-50+
Scarlet Rosefinch all ABS
Hawfinch all
Lapland Bunting all
Snow Bunting locally high or significant counts
Cirl Bunting all
Ortolan Bunting all
Little Bunting all