FBO Checklist

This checklist of birds that have been seen and recorded in the wider Flamborough Bird Observatory recording area embraces records from Speeton, Buckton and Bempton and other areas to the west of Danes Dyke in addition to the core Flamborough Bird Observatory recording area, east of the Dyke.  Only records that are regarded as certain and have undergone a formal review process have been included.  Where appropriate, all rare species included in the list have been reviewed and assessed by the British Birds and/or Yorkshire Naturalists Union Rarities Committees and found to be ‘accepted’. The few species included that have not been recorded since before the 1960s are those considered credible by Nelson, Chislett, Mather and Wilson & Slack in their books on Yorkshire’s birds .

The species tally currently stands at 353. Mainly due to identification challenges and changes in taxonomy over recent years, a further 3 species groups have been recorded but without being able to definitively assign any individual to species level.

In addition, two species occurred in 2021 which, subject to a positive assessment, will become new additions to the list, these being Soft-plumaged Petrel and Green Warbler.

11th November, 2021

No.English nameScientific nameStatus
1Brent GooseBranta berniclaFrequent.
2Canada GooseBranta canadensisRegular.
3Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsisFrequent.
4Snow GooseAnser caerulescensExtremely rare.
5Greylag GooseAnser anserRegular.
6Taiga Bean GooseAnser fabalisExtremely rare.
7Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchusRegular.
8Tundra Bean GooseAnser serrirostrisRare.
9White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare.
10Mute SwanCygnus olorScarce.
11Bewick’s SwanCygnus columbianusScarce.
12Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRegular.
13Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaExtremely rare.
14ShelduckTadorna tadornaRegular.
15Mandarin DuckAix galericulataExtremely rare.
16Baikal TealSibirionetta formosaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
17GarganeySpatula querquedulaScarce.
18ShovelerSpatula clypeataScarce.
19GadwallMareca streperaScarce.
20WigeonMareca penelopeRegular.
21American WigeonMareca americanaExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
22MallardAnas platyrhynchosRegular.
23PintailAnas acutaScarce.
24TealAnas creccaRegular.
25Green-winged TealAnas carolinensisExtremely rare. BB scarce migrant.
26Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaExtremely rare.
27PochardAythya ferinaScarce.
28Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaScarce.
29ScaupAythya marilaScarce.
30King EiderSomateria spectabilisExtremely rare. BB rarity.
31EiderSomateria mollissimaRegular.
32Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
33Velvet ScoterMelanitta fuscaScarce.
34Common ScoterMelanitta nigraRegular.
35Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisScarce.
36GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaFrequent.
37SmewMergellus albellusExtremely rare.
38GoosanderMergus merganserScarce.
39Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorScarce.
40Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisExtremely rare.
41Red GrouseLagopus lagopusExtremely rare.
42Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufaFrequent.
43Grey PartridgePerdix perdixRegular.
44QuailCoturnix coturnixRare.
45PheasantPhasianus colchicusCommon.
46NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusExtremely rare.
47Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melbaRare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
48SwiftApus apusCommon.
49Pallid SwiftApus pallidusExtremely rare. BB rarity.
50Little SwiftApus affinisExtremely rare. BB rarity.
51Little BustardTetrax tetraxExtremely rare. BB rarity.
52CuckooCuculus canorusFrequent.
53Pallas’s SandgrouseSyrrhaptes paradoxusExtremely rare. BB rarity.
54Rock DoveColumba liviaCommon.
55Stock DoveColumba oenasRegular.
56WoodpigeonColumba palumbusCommon.
57Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturScarce.
58Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoFrequent.
59Water RailRallus aquaticusScarce.
60CorncrakeCrex crexExtremely rare.
61Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaExtremely rare. BB scarce migrant.
62MoorhenGallinula chloropusFrequent.
63CootFulica atraFrequent.
64CraneGrus grusScarce.
65Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisScarce.
66Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegenaScarce.
67Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusFrequent.
68Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritusRare.
69Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollisRare.
70Stone-curlewBurhinus oedicnemusExtremely rare.
71OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusFrequent.
72Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusExtremely rare.
73AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaRare.
74LapwingVanellus vanellusRegular.
75Golden PloverPluvialis apricariaRegular.
76American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicaExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
77Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaScarce.
78Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRegular.
79Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusRegular.
80Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusExtremely rare. BB rarity.
81DotterelCharadrius morinellusScarce.
82WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRegular.
83CurlewNumenius arquataFrequent.
84Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaFrequent.
85Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaFrequent.
86TurnstoneArenaria interpresRegular.
87KnotCalidris canutusRegular.
88RuffCalidris pugnaxScarce.
89Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusExtremely rare. BB rarity.
90Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaScarce.
91Temminck’s StintCalidris temminckiiRare. BB scarce migrant.
92SanderlingCalidris albaRegular.
93DunlinCalidris alpinaRegular.
94Purple SandpiperCalidris maritimaRegular.
95Baird’s SandpiperCalidris bairdiiExtremely rare. BB rarity.
96Little StintCalidris minutaScarce.
97Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
98Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosExtremely rare. BB scarce migrant.
99WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRegular.
100Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusScarce.
101Great SnipeGallinago mediaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
102SnipeGallinago gallinagoRegular.
103Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare. BB scarce migrant.
104Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare. BB scarce migrant.
105Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosFrequent.
106Green SandpiperTringa ochropusFrequent.
107Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
108RedshankTringa totanusRegular.
109Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaScarce.
110Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusScarce.
111GreenshankTringa nebulariaFrequent.
112KittiwakeRissa tridactylaCommon.
113Ivory GullPagophila eburneaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
114Sabine’s GullXema sabiniScarce. BB scarce migrant.
115Bonaparte’s GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
116Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusCommon.
117Little GullHydrocoloeus minutusRegular.
118Ross’s GullRhodostethia roseaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
119Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
120Franklin’s GullLeucophaeus pipixcanExtremely rare. BB rarity.
121Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalusRegular.
122Common GullLarus canusRegular.
123Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
124Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRegular.
125Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusScarce.
126Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesScarce.
127Herring GullLarus argentatusCommon.
128Caspian GullLarus cachinnansRare. BB scarce migrant.
129Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellisScarce.
130Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusFrequent. BB rare subspecies.
131Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
132Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
133Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisExtremely rare. BB rarity.
134Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisFrequent.
135Little TernSternula albifronsScarce.
136Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusExtremely rare. BB rarity.
137Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusExtremely rare. BB rarity.
138Roseate TernSterna dougalliiScarce.
139Common TernSterna hirundoFrequent.
140Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRegular.
141Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
142White-winged Black TernChlidonias leucopterusExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
143Black TernChlidonias nigerRare.
144Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRegular.
145Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusFrequent.
146Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRegular.
147Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusScarce.
148Little AukAlle alleScarce.
149Common GuillemotUria aalgeCommon.
150RazorbillAlca tordaCommon.
151Black GuillemotCepphus grylleScarce.
152PuffinFratercula arcticaCommon.
153Red-throated DiverGavia stellataFrequent.
154Black-throated DiverGavia arcticaScarce.
155Great Northern DiverGavia immerRegular.
156White-billed DiverGavia adamsiiRare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
157Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisExtremely rare. BB rarity.
158Storm PetrelHydrobates pelagicusScarce.
159Leach’s PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaScarce.
160FulmarFulmarus glacialisCommon.
161Zino’s / Fea’s / Desertas Petrel (group)Pterodroma madeira/feae/desertaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
162Cory’s ShearwaterCalonectris borealisScarce. BB scarce migrant.
163Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRegular.
164Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisScarce.
165Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusFrequent.
166Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicusScarce.
167Barolo ShearwaterPuffinus baroliExtremely rare. BB rarity.
168Black StorkCiconia nigraExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity.
169White StorkCiconia ciconiaExtremely rare. BB scarce migrant.
170GannetMorus bassanusCommon.
171CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRegular.
172ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelisRegular.
173SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare.
174BitternBotaurus stellarisRare.
175Night-heronNycticorax nycticoraxExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
176Grey HeronArdea cinereaFrequent.
177Purple HeronArdea purpureaExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
178Great White EgretArdea albaRare. Yorkshire rarity.
179Little EgretEgretta garzettaScarce.
180OspreyPandion haliaetusScarce.
181Honey-buzzardPernis apivorusRare. Yorkshire rarity.
182SparrowhawkAccipiter nisusRegular.
183GoshawkAccipiter gentilisRare.
184Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosusScarce.
185Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusScarce.
186Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusExtremely rare. BB rarity.
187Montagu’s HarrierCircus pygargusExtremely rare. Yorkshire rarity.
188Red KiteMilvus milvusScarce.
189White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicillaExtremely rare. Yorkshire rarity.
190Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopusRare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
191BuzzardButeo buteoRegular.
192Barn OwlTyto albaRegular.
193Tengmalm’s OwlAegolius funereusExtremely rare. BB rarity.
194Little OwlAthene noctuaScarce.
195Long-eared OwlAsio otusScarce.
196Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusFrequent.
197Tawny OwlStrix alucoRegular.
198HoopoeUpupa epopsRare. BB scarce migrant.
199KingfisherAlcedo atthisScarce.
200Bee-eaterMerops apiasterRare. BB scarce migrant.
201WryneckJynx torquillaScarce. BB scarce migrant.
202Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos majorRegular.
203Green WoodpeckerPicus viridisRare.
204KestrelFalco tinnunculusRegular.
205Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
206MerlinFalco columbariusScarce.
207HobbyFalco subbuteoScarce.
208PeregrineFalco peregrinusRegular.
209Ring-necked ParakeetPsittacula krameriRare.
210Brown ShrikeLanius cristatusExtremely rare. BB rarity.
211Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioScarce. BB scarce migrant.
212Daurian / Turkestan Shrike (group)Lanius isabellinus/phoenicuroidesExtremely rare. BB rarity.
213Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minorExtremely rare. BB rarity.
214Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitorScarce. BB scarce migrant.
215Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
216Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusRare. BB scarce migrant.
217JayGarrulus glandariusScarce.
218MagpiePica picaCommon.
219NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactesExtremely rare. BB rarity.
220JackdawColoeus monedulaCommon.
221RookCorvus frugilegusCommon.
222Carrion CrowCorvus coroneCommon.
223Hooded CrowCorvus cornixScarce.
224RavenCorvus coraxExtremely rare.
225WaxwingBombycilla garrulusScarce.
226Coal TitPeriparus aterFrequent.
227Marsh TitPoecile palustrisRare.
228Willow TitPoecile montanusScarce.
229Blue TitCyanistes caeruleusCommon.
230Great TitParus majorCommon.
231Bearded TitPanurus biarmicusRare.
232WoodlarkLullula arboreaRare.
233SkylarkAlauda arvensisCommon.
234Shore LarkEremophila alpestrisScarce.
235Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
236Sand MartinRiparia ripariaFrequent.
237SwallowHirundo rusticaCommon.
238Crag MartinPtyonoprogne rupestrisExtremely rare. BB rarity.
239House MartinDelichon urbicumCommon.
240Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
241Cetti’s WarblerCettia cettiExtremely rare.
242Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatusFrequent.
243Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRare.
244Western Bonelli’s WarblerPhylloscopus bonelliExtremely rare. BB rarity.
245Hume’s WarblerPhylloscopus humeiExtremely rare. BB rarity.
246Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusScarce. BB scarce migrant.
247Pallas’s WarblerPhylloscopus proregulusRare. BB scarce migrant.
248Radde’s WarblerPhylloscopus schwarziRare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
249Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusRare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
250Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusCommon.
251ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybitaCommon.
252Iberian ChiffchaffPhylloscopus ibericusExtremely rare. BB rarity.
253Eastern Crowned WarblerPhylloscopus coronatusExtremely rare. BB rarity.
254Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloidesRare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
255Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealisExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
256Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicolaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
257Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenusRegular.
258Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricolaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
259Blyth’s Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorumExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
260Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceusRegular.
261Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustrisRare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
262Booted WarblerIduna caligataExtremely rare. BB rarity.
263Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallidaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
264Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglottaExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
265Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaScarce. BB scarce migrant.
266River WarblerLocustella fluviatilisExtremely rare. BB rarity.
267Savi’s WarblerLocustella luscinioidesExtremely rare. BB rarity.
268Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naeviaFrequent.
269BlackcapSylvia atricapillaCommon.
270Garden WarblerSylvia borinFrequent.
271Barred WarblerCurruca nisoriaScarce
272Lesser WhitethroatCurruca currucaCommon.
273Asian Desert WarblerCurruca nanaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
274Sardinian WarblerCurruca melanocephalaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
275Western Subalpine WarblerCurruca iberiaeExtremely rare. BB rarity.
276Eastern Subalpine WarblerCurruca cantillansExtremely rare. BB rarity.
277WhitethroatCurruca communisCommon.
278FirecrestRegulus ignicapillaScarce.
279GoldcrestRegulus regulusFrequent.
280WrenTroglodytes troglodytesCommon.
281NuthatchSitta europaeaScarce.
282TreecreeperCerthia familiarisRegular.
283Rose-coloured StarlingPastor roseusRare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
284StarlingSturnus vulgarisCommon.
285Ring OuzelTurdus torquatusRegular.
286BlackbirdTurdus merulaCommon.
287Black-throated ThrushTurdus atrogularisExtremely rare. BB rarity.
288FieldfareTurdus pilarisFrequent.
289RedwingTurdus iliacusFrequent.
290Song ThrushTurdus philomelosFrequent.
291Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorusRegular.
292Rufous-tailed Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotesExtremely rare. BB rarity.
293Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataFrequent.
294Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauuricaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
295RobinErithacus rubeculaCommon.
296BluethroatLuscinia svecicaScarce. BB scarce migrant.
297Thrush NightingaleLuscinia lusciniaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
298NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchosExtremely rare.
299Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurusExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
300Taiga FlycatcherFicedula albicillaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
301Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaScarce. BB scarce migrant.
302Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleucaFrequent.
303Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochrurosRegular.
304RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusFrequent.
305WhinchatSaxicola rubetraFrequent.
306StonechatSaxicola rubicolaRegular.
307Siberian / Stejneger’s Stonechat (group)Saxicola maurus/stejegeriExtremely rare. BB rarity.
308WheatearOenanthe oenantheFrequent.
309Desert WheatearOenanthe desertiExtremely rare. BB rarity.
310Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
311DipperCinclus cinclusExtremely rare.
312House SparrowPasser domesticusCommon.
313Tree SparrowPasser montanusCommon.
314DunnockPrunella modularisCommon.
315Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaFrequent.
316Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaExtremely rare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
317Grey WagtailMotacilla cinereaScarce.
318Pied WagtailMotacilla albaCommon.
319Richard’s PipitAnthus richardiRare. BB scarce migrant.
320Tawny PipitAnthus campestrisExtremely rare. BB rarity.
321Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisCommon.
322Tree PipitAnthus trivialisFrequent.
323Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoniRare. Yorkshire Rarity and BB scarce migrant.
324Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusExtremely rare. BB rarity.
325Water PipitAnthus spinolettaRare.
326Rock PipitAnthus petrosusRegular.
327ChaffinchFringilla coelebsCommon.
328BramblingFringilla montifringillaFrequent.
329HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesScarce.
330BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhulaFrequent.
331Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinusRare. BB scarce migrant.
332GreenfinchChloris chlorisFrequent.
333TwiteLinaria flavirostrisScarce.
334LinnetLinaria cannabinaFrequent.
335Common RedpollAcanthis flammeaScarce.
336Lesser RedpollAcanthis cabaretRegular.
337Arctic RedpollAcanthis hornemanniExtremely rare. BB rarity.
338CrossbillLoxia curvirostraScarce.
339Two-barred CrossbillLoxia leucopteraExtremely rare. BB rarity.
340GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisCommon.
341SerinSerinus serinusExtremely rare. BB scarce migrant.
342SiskinSpinus spinusFrequent.
343Lapland BuntingCalcarius lapponicusFrequent.
344Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisFrequent.
345Corn BuntingEmberiza calandraFrequent.
346YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaCommon.
347Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalosExtremely rare. BB rarity.
348Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulanaRare. BB scarce migrant.
349Little BuntingEmberiza pusillaRare. BB scarce migrant.
350Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
351Yellow-breasted BuntingEmberiza aureolaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
352Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephalaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
353Black-faced BuntingEmberiza spodocephalaExtremely rare. BB rarity.
354Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclusCommon.
355White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollisExtremely rare. BB rarity.
356Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataExtremely rare. BB rarity.