Rare breeding birds policy
30 April 2013 | Marek Walford
The following is a list of species for which records during the breeding season (and in some cases during the winter) will not be made public on berksbirds. I appreciate that the inclusion of some of the species on this list is debatable, with sites being well known, records published in reports etc. but I hope it's a sensible compromise.
The species on this list are included for one of four reasons:
- Listed as especially vulnerable by the RBBP in their Guidance on the reporting of Rare Breeding Birds to Bird News Information Services.
- Listed by the RBBP in their Species list.
- Listed in Schedule One of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
- Breeds in very small numbers in Berkshire and therefore considered vulnerable.
- Little Egret (RBBP)
- Ruddy Duck (RBBP)
- Montagu's Harrier (RBBP, schedule one, vulnerable)
- Peregrine (RBBP, schedule one)
- Water Rail (RBBP)
- Quail (RBBP, schedule one)
- Stone-curlew (RBBP, schedule one)
- Little Ringed Plover (RBBP, schedule one)
- Barn Owl (schedule one)
- Long-eared Owl (RBBP, vulnerable)
- Short-eared Owl (RBBP)
- Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (RBBP, vulnerable)
- Woodlark (RBBP, schedule one)
- Black Redstart (RBBP, schedule one)
- Cetti's Warbler (RBBP, schedule one)
- Dartford Warbler (RBBP, schedule one)
- Firecrest (RBBP, schedule one)