Areas covered:

Orkney Islands

Local recorder for the area:

Steve Dudley, email

Monivey, Westray, Orkney, KW17 2DW

Orkney Bird Report:


Position vacant

Published by:

Orkney Bird Records Committee

Latest issue:



£10 plus £2.40 UK p&p if required

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Copies of latest edition and back issues:

Email Jim Williams to purchase your copy or for any bird report enquiries

Orkney Bird Records Committee:


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

List of species that the committee considers:

Forms for written descriptions are available from the Orkney Bird Recorder, Steve Dudley by email or at Monivey, Westray, Orkney, KW17 2DW. 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, juveniles), Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Surf Scoter (females, juveniles), 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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