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  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Orkney

    Headquarters

Area covered:

Orkney Islands

 

Local recorder for the area:

Jim Williams, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

01856 761317

Fairholm, Finstown, Orkney, KW17 2EQ

 

Orkney Bird Report:

Editor:

Andy Mitchell and Joan Maynard, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Published by:

Orkney Birds Records Committee

Latest issue:

2020

Cost:

£10 plus £2 UK p&p if required

First year of publication:

1974

Copies of latest edition and back issues:

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to purchase your copy

 

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Orkney Birds Records Committee

Members:

Alastair Forsyth, Barrie Hamill, Paul Higson, Alan Leitch, David Roche and Stuart Williams with Russ Neave as non-voting secretary.

List of species that the committee considers:

Forms for written descriptions are available from the Orkney Bird Recorder, Jim Williams by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at Fairholm, Finstown, Orkney, KW17 2EQ. Completed forms should be returned to him.

Snow Goose, Taiga Bean Goose, Tundra Bean Goose, Bewick’s Swan, Egyptian Goose, Mandarin Duck, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Red-crested Pochard (females), Ferruginous Duck, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Surf Scoter (females), Ptarmigan, Black Grouse, Nightjar, Stock Dove, Spotted Crake (sight records), Crane, Black-necked Grebe, Avocet, American Golden Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Temminck’s Stint, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Sabine’s Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Kumlien’s Gull, Roseate Tern, Black Tern, Long-tailed Skua (non-adults), White-billed Diver, Balearic Shearwater, White Stork, Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Bittern, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Honey-buzzard, Golden Eagle, Goshawk, Red Kite, White-tailed Eagle, Rough-legged Buzzard, Barn Owl (alba), Kingfisher, Bee-eater, Green Woodpecker, Hobby, Golden Oriole, Jay, Magpie, Chough, Bearded Tit, Shore Lark, Short-toed Lark, Pallas’s Warbler, Dusky Warbler, Greenish Warbler, Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler (sight records),  Barred Warbler, Firecrest, Rose-coloured Starling, Nightingale, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Richard’s Pipit, Olive-backed Pipit, Water Pipit, Common Rosefinch, Ortolan Bunting, Little Bunting.

 

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