Areas covered:

All Shetland except Fair Isle

Local recorder for the area:

Rob Fray

The Meadows, Bakkasetter, Quendale, Shetland, ZE2 9JD


Record submission:

The preferred means of record submission is in Excel or Word files, but we will accept any format, including email. More details on the Nature in Shetland web pages, as well as latest sightings.

Shetland Bird Report


Mike Pennington, produced by Shetland Bird Club

Latest issue:



£12 plus UK p&p (currently £1.83)

Available from:

Rob Fray, as above.

First published:


Back issues:

Most still available, please contact Rob (details above)

Shetland Bird Club Rarities Committee


Rob Fray, Dave Cooper, Phil Harris, Will Miles, David Parnaby, Roger Riddington, Rory Tallack.

Species that the committee considers:

Bewick’s Swan
Taiga Bean Goose
Snow Goose
Ruddy Shelduck
Mandarin Duck
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Surf Scoter
Ruddy Duck
Black-throated Diver
White-billed Diver
Eurasian Bittern
Little Egret
Great White Egret
White Stork
Eurasian Spoonbill
Great Crested Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Honey Buzzard
Red Kite
Northern Goshawk
Common Buzzard
Rough-legged Buzzard
Golden Eagle
Spotted Crake
Little Ringed Plover
American Golden Plover
Temminck’s Stint
Pectoral Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Grey Phalarope
Mediterranean Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Sabine’s Gull
Little Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Barn Owl (‘pale-breasted’ only – ‘dark-breasted’ Barn Owl is considered by BBRC)
European Nightjar
Common Kingfisher
European Bee-eater
Eurasian Jay
Coal Tit
Bearded Tit
Short-toed Lark
Shore Lark
Long-tailed Tit (although certain races considered by BBRC)
Greenish Warbler
Pallas’s Warbler
Dusky Warbler
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Marsh Warbler (autumn only)
Rose-coloured Starling
Dipper (British race only – ‘Black-bellied’ Dipper is considered by BBRC)
Common Nightingale
Water Pipit
Olive-backed Pipit
Ortolan Bunting
Corn Bunting

Supporting body:

Shetland Bird Club

Other local reports:

Shetland Sea Mammal Group Report and Shetland Entomological Group Report both in abeyance. More details on the Nature in Shetland web pages.

Useful links: