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Area covered:

Orkney Islands


Local recorders for the area:

Russ Neave and Emma Neave-Webb

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Bressigarth, Sanday, Orkney, KW17 2BW

01857 600289


Orkney Bird Report:


Imogen Sawyer, Little Isegarth, Sanday KW17 2BL

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Orkney Birds Records Committee


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 Recorders, Russ Neave and Emma Neave-Webb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bressigarth, Sanday, Orkney, KW17 2BW. Completed forms should be returned to them.

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, Surf Scoter (females), Ptarmigan, Black Grouse, White-billed Diver, Balearic Shearwater, Black-necked Grebe, White Stork, Glossy Ibis, Bittern, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Honey Buzzard, Golden Eagle, Goshawk, Red Kite, White-tailed Eagle, Rough-legged Buzzard, Spotted Crake (sight records), Crane, 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), Stock Dove, Barn Owl (alba), Nightjar, Kingfisher, Bee-eater, Green Woodpecker, Hobby, Golden Oriole, Jay, Magpie, Chough, Bearded Tit, Shore Lark, Short-toed Lark, Dusky Warbler, Pallas’s Warbler, Greenish Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler (sight records), Barred Warbler, Firecrest, Rose-coloured Starling, Nightingale, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Dipper, Richard’s Pipit, Olive-backed Pipit, Water Pipit, Common Rosefinch, Ortolan Bunting, Little Bunting.


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