Moray and Nairn (Nairn being the previous ‘district’ of Nairn)
Local recorder for the area:
Rowanbrae, Clochan, Buckie, Banffshire, AB56 5EQ
Moray and Nairn Bird Report:
Free to download from Birds in Moray & Nairn website
First year of publication:
Contact Martin Cook (details above). 2008-09 £6.00, 2006-07 £5.00, 2003-05 £4. For older back issues check with Martin for availability.
Click here to read about the new atlas, which covers Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.
This new breeding bird atlas presents the results of five years of survey work in Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City and includes almost half of the Cairngorms National Park. It maps the distributions of all breeding birds during 2002-2006, and as the first repeated local breeding bird altas for any area in Scotland, makes comparisons with earlier atlases, both local (1981-1984) and national (1968-72 and 1988-91).
Birds in Moray and Nairn website: www.birdsinmorayandnairn.org
This new website covers all aspects of birding in Moray & Nairn. It includes a recent records section, information on how to submit records, a detailed gazetteer, articles on local birding, site guides, photographs and details of current surveys. Also on the site, and available for free download, is the most recent edition of the annual report, Birds in Moray & Nairn. Back issues are also available.
Moray and Nairn Rarities Committee
M Cook, R Dennis, D Gibson, R Proctor and D Pullan
Species that the committee considers:
Bewick’s Swan, Bean Goose, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Garganey (not breeding plumage male), Ring-necked Duck, Surf Scoter (not adult male), Ruddy Duck (not adult male), Balearic Shearwater, Leach’s Petrel, Bittern, Little Egret, Great White Egret, White Stork, Spoonbill, Red-necked Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Honey-buzzard, Rough-legged Buzzard, Hobby, Spotted Crake, Corncrake, Crane, Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Temminck’s Stint, Pectoral Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Grey Phalarope, Long-tailed Skua, Sabine’s Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Black Tern, Roseate Tern, Turtle Dove, Nightjar, Hoopoe, Wryneck, Green Woodpecker, Golden Oriole, Red-backed Shrike, Great Grey Shrike, Chough, Firecrest, Bearded Tit, Shore Lark, Pallas’s Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Barred Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Icterine Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Reed Warbler, Nuthatch, Rose-coloured Starling, Nightingale, Bluethroat, Black Redstart, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Richard’s Pipit, Water Pipit, Common Rosefinch, Hawfinch, Lapland Bunting.
Scottish rarities (ie all those on the SBRC List) should also be sent to the Recorder, who will forward them to SBRC.