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