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Area covered:

Mainland Fife


Local recorder for the area:

Graham Sparshott

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0777 0225440


Record submission:

Preferably by email, using MS Excel spreadsheet if possible, but any format can be accepted. Please send records with headings in the following order – Species, Date, Location, Number of birds + age/sex (where applicable), Observer’s name, Comments. Records can be sent any time during the current year and until March of the following year. A template spreadsheet is available from the Local Recorder.



fife-bird-report-2013Fife Bird Report


Malcolm Ware

Assistant Editor:

Dave Heeley

Area covered:

Mainland Fife and the inner Forth islands

Latest issue:



£5 including UK p&p

Available from:

Malcolm Ware

First published:

Fife and Kinross Bird Report 1980-87, then Fife Bird Report from 1988.

Back issues:

Please contact Malcolm for prices and availability


Forth Islands Bird Report

Available from:

Forth Seabird Group, c/o Vane Farm, Kinross, Tayside, KY12 7LX.


The Breeding and Wintering Birds of Fife

Fife Atlas cover

This large format, hardback book brings up to date an earlier publication published in 2003, the Fife Bird Atlas (and for which a CD is still available if anyone should want one – please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The current breeding and wintering status of birds in Fife is illustrated by 400 fine-scale maps. Click here to find out more about the new atlas and for details of how to purchase your copy.


Fife Local Records Committee


Willie McBay, Rob Armstrong, John Nadin, Ken Shaw, Kim Blasco and Malcolm Ware (Chair).

Species that the committee considers:

Bean Goose, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Garganey (females and eclipse males only), Red-crested Pochard (females and eclipse males only), Ring-necked Duck, Surf Scoter (females and eclipse males only), Black Grouse, Western Capercaillie, Balearic Shearwater, Leach’s Storm-petrel, White Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill, Red Kite, European Honey-buzzard, Northern Goshawk, Golden Eagle, Eurasian Hobby, Spotted Crake, Common Crane, Temminck’s Stint, Pectoral Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Red Phalarope, Sabine’s Gull, Long-tailed Skua (juvs only), European Nightjar, European Bee-eater, Horned Lark, Richard’s Pipit, Barred Warbler, Pallas’s Leaf Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Firecrest, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, Wood Nuthatch, Golden Oriole, Rosy Starling, Red-billed Chough, Hooded Crow, Hawfinch, Common Rosefinch, Common Redpoll, Lapland Bunting, Continental (sinensis) Cormorant, Great White Egret, Rough-legged Buzzard and Water Pipit.

A description could also be required for other species not on the list whenever deemed necessary by the Recorder.


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