The Berkshire List

The following is a list of all the species recorded as having occured within the county of Berkshire. See the notes at the foot of this page for further information. The Berkshire List currently stands at 319.

Species First Last Records Birds Rarity Status
Red-throated DiverBRC3
Black-throated DiverBRC3
Great Northern DiverBRC3
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Red-necked GrebeBRC3
Slavonian GrebeBRC3
Black-necked GrebeBRC3
Fulmar1971200344BRC2
Manx Shearwater18832012 (2017)21 (1)21 (1)BRC2
Storm Petrel1929200388BRC2
Leach's Petrel1847/820112122BRC3
Gannet18652013 (2014)30 (1)31 (1)BRC3
Cormorant
ShagBRC3
BitternBRC3
Little Bittern1826197234BBRC
Night-heron1976198733BRC2
Cattle Egret20072012 (2017)4 (5)5 (5)BRC2
Little Egret
Great White Egret20032013 (2017)11 (27)11 (29)BRC2
Grey Heron
Purple Heron1861200066BRC2
White Stork19682004 (2014)4 (4)4 (4)BRC2
Glossy Ibis17932011 (2016)4 (1)5 (1)BRC2
Spoonbill19402011 (2014)24 (2)36 (2)BRC2
Mute Swan
Bewick's SwanBRC3
Whooper SwanBRC3
Bean Goose sp.19762003725BRC2
Taiga Bean Goose1996199612BRC2
Tundra Bean Goose19852012731BRC2
Pink-footed Goose<19742013 (2017)13 (1)41 (1)BRC2
White-fronted GooseBRC3
Greylag Goose
Canada Goose
Barnacle GooseBRC3
Brent GooseBRC3
Egyptian Goose
Shelduck
Mandarin Duck
Wigeon
American Wigeon1985200836BRC2
Gadwall
Green-winged Teal1990200433BRC2
Teal
Mallard
Pintail
GarganeyBRC3
Blue-winged Teal1988199022BBRC
Shoveler
Red-crested Pochard
Pochard
Ring-necked Duck19592007 (2015)9 (2)10 (2)BRC2
Ferruginous Duck19382012 (2017)28 (4)29 (6)BBRC
Tufted Duck
ScaupBRC3
Lesser Scaup20072008 (2014)2 (1)2 (1)BRC2
Eider<181420101347BRC3
Long-tailed Duck19612012 (2017)18 (1)21 (1)BRC3
Common ScoterBRC3
Velvet Scoter17952010 (2016)20 (1)43 (1)BRC2
Goldeneye
Smew
Red-breasted MerganserBRC3
Goosander
Ruddy Duck
Honey-buzzard17932011 (2016)44 (7)53 (7)BRC2
Black Kite20012001 (2017)1 (2)1 (2)BRC2
Red Kite
White-tailed Eagle1851186556BRC2
Marsh HarrierBRC3
Hen HarrierBRC3
Montagu's HarrierBRC3
Goshawk<19742008 (2015)19 (3)20 (3)BRC2
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Rough-legged Buzzard19312011 (2016)20 (1)23 (4)BRC2
Spotted Eagle1872187211BBRC
Golden Eagle1924192411BRC2
OspreyBRC3
Kestrel
Red-footed Falcon19732008 (2014)9 (2)10 (2)BRC2
MerlinBRC3
Hobby
Gyr Falcon1970197122BBRC
Peregrine
Red-legged Partridge
Grey Partridge
QuailBRC3
Pheasant
Water Rail
Spotted Crake<19742013 (2014)19 (1)21 (1)BRC2
Sora Rail1864186411BBRC
Baillon's Crake1972197211BBRC
Corncrake1974200866BRC2
Moorhen
Coot
Crane19762012 (2015)8 (2)24 (3)BRC2
Little Bustard1958195811BBRC
Great Bustard1856185611BBRC
Oystercatcher
Black-winged Stilt1922194526BRC2
Avocet19362013 (2017)51 (4)92 (7)BRC3
Stone-curlew
Black-winged Pratincole1976197611BBRC
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover
Killdeer1984198411BBRC
Kentish Plover1935198666BRC2
Dotterel<19742013912BRC2
Golden Plover
Grey PloverBRC3
Sociable Plover1991199111BBRC
Lapwing
KnotBRC3
SanderlingBRC3
Little StintBRC3
Temminck's StintBRC3
Least Sandpiper1975197511BBRC
Pectoral Sandpiper19442013 (2017)17 (2)17 (2)BRC2
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper1975197511BBRC
Curlew SandpiperBRC3
Purple Sandpiper19832011 (2017)5 (3)5 (3)BRC2
Dunlin
Broad-billed Sandpiper1956195611BBRC
Ruff
Jack Snipe
Snipe
Great Snipe<1868195666BBRC
Woodcock
Black-tailed GodwitBRC3
Bar-tailed GodwitBRC3
WhimbrelBRC3
Curlew
Spotted RedshankBRC3
Redshank
Greenshank
Lesser Yellowlegs1953195311BBRC
Green Sandpiper
Wood SandpiperBRC3
Common Sandpiper
Turnstone
Wilson's Phalarope1979198722BBRC
Red-necked Phalarope19322001 (2015)5 (1)7 (1)BRC2
Grey Phalarope18512011 (2017)29 (3)35 (3)BRC2
Pomarine Skua18772012719BRC2
Arctic Skua19342011 (2014)22 (2)29 (4)BRC2
Long-tailed Skua1978201388BRC2
Great Skua19802013 (2014)10 (1)12 (2)BRC2
Mediterranean GullBRC3
Laughing Gull2005200511BBRC
Little GullBRC3
Sabine's Gull19872013 (2017)13 (3)21 (3)BRC2
Bonaparte's Gull20132013 (2015)1 (1)1 (1)BBRC
Black-headed Gull
Ring-billed Gull19842005 (2015)10 (1)10 (2)BRC2
Common Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Gull20002013 (2017)46 (40)54 (45)BRC2
Herring Gull
Yellow-legged GullBRC3
Iceland Gull19402013 (2015)49 (6)53 (7)BRC2
Glaucous Gull<19742012 (2016)52 (2)54 (2)BRC2
Great Black-backed Gull
KittiwakeBRC3
Caspian Tern1979197911BBRC
Sandwich TernBRC3
Roseate Tern1967201389BRC2
Common Tern
Arctic TernBRC3
Little TernBRC3
Whiskered Tern2005200511BBRC
Black Tern
White-winged Black Tern1948199489BRC2
Guillemot1904198677BRC2
Razorbill1948194811BRC2
Little Auk180720071522BRC2
Puffin181019961818BRC2
Pallas's Sandgrouse18881908537BBRC
Feral Pigeon
Stock Dove
Woodpigeon
Collared Dove
Turtle Dove
Ring-necked Parakeet
Cuckoo
Barn Owl
Little Owl
Tawny Owl
Long-eared OwlBRC3
Short-eared Owl
Tengmalm's Owl1864186411BBRC
Nightjar
Swift
Alpine Swift19552010 (2014)5 (1)5 (1)BRC2
Kingfisher
Roller1927192711BBRC
HoopoeBRC3
WryneckBRC3
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerBRC3
Short-toed Lark1987198711BRC2
WoodlarkBRC3
Skylark
Shore Lark1973199822BRC2
Sand Martin
Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow1992199933BRC2
House Martin
Richard's Pipit1967201288BRC2
Tawny Pipit1975197511BBRC
Olive-backed Pipit1984198411BRC2
Tree Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Red-throated Pipit1979197911BBRC
Rock PipitBRC3
Water PipitBRC3
Buff-bellied Pipit2012201212BBRC
Yellow Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
WaxwingBRC3
Dipper18032010 (2015)25 (1)29 (1)BRC2
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Nightingale
Bluethroat1972200933BRC2
Black RedstartBRC3
Redstart
Whinchat
Stonechat
Siberian Stonechat1986198611BBRC
Wheatear
Ring OuzelBRC3
Blackbird
Black-throated Thrush1998199811BBRC
Fieldfare
Song Thrush
Redwing
Mistle Thrush
Cetti's Warbler
Grasshopper Warbler
Savi's Warbler1968196811BBRC
Aquatic Warbler1944199155BBRC
Sedge Warbler
Paddyfield Warbler1997199711BBRC
Marsh Warbler190919971214BRC2
Reed Warbler
Great Reed Warbler19601990 (2014)3 (1)3 (1)BBRC
Icterine Warbler19631989 (2015)3 (1)3 (1)BRC2
Melodious Warbler1972198633BRC2
Dartford Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
Whitethroat
Garden Warbler
Blackcap
Pallas's Warbler2013201311BRC2
Yellow-browed Warbler19862013 (2017)7 (9)7 (10)BRC2
Bonelli's Warbler sp.1975197511BBRC
Wood WarblerBRC3
Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
Goldcrest
FirecrestBRC3
Spotted Flycatcher
Pied FlycatcherBRC3
Bearded Tit<19742013 (2017)30 (1)99 (1)BRC2
Long-tailed Tit
Marsh Tit
Willow TitBRC3
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Nuthatch
Treecreeper
Penduline Tit1988198811BRC2
Golden Oriole<18682013 (2017)12 (2)15 (2)BRC2
Red-backed ShrikeBRC3
Great Grey ShrikeBRC3
Woodchat Shrike1989199122BRC2
Jay
Magpie
Nutcracker1968196834BBRC
Jackdaw
Rook
Hooded Crow192019801333BRC2
Carrion Crow
RavenBRC3
Starling
Rose-coloured Starling1810197533BRC2
House Sparrow
Tree SparrowBRC3
Chaffinch
Brambling
Serin1986199644BRC2
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Siskin
Linnet
Twite196020061834BRC2
Common Redpoll19362013 (2018)57 (11)92 (31)BRC2
Lesser Redpoll
Two-barred Crossbill1890189014BBRC
Common Crossbill
Parrot Crossbill19831983 (2017)1 (1)4 (16)BRC2
Common Rosefinch19821997 (2015)2 (1)2 (1)BRC2
Pine Grosbeak1901190111BBRC
Bullfinch
HawfinchBRC3
Lapland Bunting196720101821BRC2
Snow BuntingBRC3
Yellowhammer
Cirl Bunting<19741981811BRC2
Ortolan Bunting1860s2007 (2017)3 (1)5 (1)BRC2
Little Bunting1987198711BRC2
Reed Bunting
Corn Bunting

Statistics

The statistics have been compiled from The Birds of Berkshire, the annual reports of the ROC and BOC, and for more recent records from submissions to this website. The statistics include records that are yet to be accepted.

First/last

The year in which the species was first and last recorded in Berkshire.

No. Records

The number of records of the species.

No. Birds

The number of individual birds involved in the records.

Rarity Status

The categories are defined by the BRC as follows:

SUPPORT BERKSBIRDS

Subscribe and get rid of the adverts!

BOC Breeding Grebes Survey 2018