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The LDBWS List – Birds Recorded in Lancaster & District

Below is a simple list of all species recorded in the area. Click here for an online version of the highly detailed Checklist of the Birds of Lancaster & District 1989-1999.

Species

Latin name

Pre-69

69-78

79-88

89-99

Red-throated Diver

Gavia stellata

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Black-throated Diver

Gavia arctica

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Great Northern Diver

Gavia immer

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Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps

 

 

 

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Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

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Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

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Red-necked Grebe

Podiceps grisegena

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Slavonian Grebe

Podiceps auritus

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Black-necked Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis

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Fulmar

Fulmarus glacialis

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Manx Shearwater

Puffinus puffinus

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Storm-petrel

Hydrobates pelagicus

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Leach's Petrel

Oceanodroma leucorhoa

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Gannet

Morus bassanus

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Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

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Shag

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

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Bittern

Botaurus stellaris

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Little Bittern

Ixobrychus minutus

 

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Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

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Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

 

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Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea

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Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

 

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Black Stork

Ciconia nigra

 

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White Stork

Ciconia ciconia

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Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

 

 

 

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Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia

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Mute Swan

Cygnus olor

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Bewick’s Swan

Cygnus columbianus

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Whooper Swan

Cygnus cygnus

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Bean Goose

Anser fabalis

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Pink-footed Goose

Anser brachyrhynchus

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White-fronted Goose

Anser albifrons

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Lesser White-fronted Goose

Anser erythropus

 

 

 

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Greylag Goose

Anser anser

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Snow Goose

Anser caerulescens

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Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

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Barnacle Goose

Branta leucopsis

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Brent Goose

Branta bernicla

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Egyptian Goose

Alopochen aegyptiacus

 

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Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorna ferruginea

 

 

 

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Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna

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Mandarin Duck

Aix galericulata

 

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Wigeon

Anas penelope

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American Wigeon

Anas americana

 

 

 

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Gadwall

Anas strepera

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Teal

Anas crecca

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Green-winged Teal

Anas carolinensis

 

 

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Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

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Pintail

Anas acuta

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Garganey

Anas querquedula

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Blue-winged Teal

Anas discors

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Shoveler

Anas clypeata

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Red-crested Pochard

Netta rufina

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Pochard

Aythya ferina

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Ring-necked Duck

Aythya collaris

 

 

 

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Ferruginous Duck

Aythya nyroca

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Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

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Scaup

Aythya marila

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Lesser Scaup

Aythya affinis

 

 

 

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Eider

Somateria mollissima

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Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalis

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Common Scoter

Melanitta nigra

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Velvet Scoter

Melanitta fusca

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Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

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Smew

Mergellus albellus

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Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator

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Goosander

Mergus merganser

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Ruddy Duck

Oxyura jamaicensis

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Honey-buzzard

Pernis apivorus

 

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Black Kite

Milvus migrans

 

 

 

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Red Kite

Milvus milvus

 

 

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Marsh Harrier

Circus aeruginosus

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Hen Harrier

Circus cyaneus

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Montagu's Harrier

Circus pygargus

 

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Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis

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Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

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Buzzard

Buteo buteo

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Rough-legged Buzzard

Buteo lagopus

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Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

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Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

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Red-footed Falcon

Falco vespertinus

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Merlin

Falco columbarius

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Hobby

Falco subbuteo

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Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

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Red Grouse

Lagopus lagopus

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Black Grouse

Tetrao tetrix

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Red-legged Partridge

Alectoris rufa

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Grey Partridge

Perdix perdix

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Quail

Coturnix coturnix

 

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Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

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Golden Pheasant

Chrysolophus pictus

 

 

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Water Rail

Rallus aquaticus

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Spotted Crake

Porzana porzana

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Corncrake

Crex crex

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Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

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Coot

Fulica atra

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Common Crane

Grus grus

 

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Oystercatcher

Haematopus ostralegus

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Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

 

 

 

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Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

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Stone-curlew

Burhinus oedicnemus

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Collared Pratincole

Glareola pratincola

 

 

 

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Black-winged Pratincole

Glareola nordmanni

 

 

 

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Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius dubius

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Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula

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Kentish Plover

Charadrius alexandrinus

 

 

 

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Dotterel

Charadrius morinellus

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Pacific Golden Plover

Pluvialis fulva

 

 

 

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Golden Plover

Pluvialis apricaria

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Grey Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

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Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus

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Knot

Calidris canutus

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Sanderling

Calidris alba

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Little Stint

Calidris minuta

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Temminck's Stint

Calidris temminckii

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White-rumped Sandpiper

Calidris fuscicollis

 

 

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Baird's Sandpiper

Calidris bairdii

 

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Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos

 

 

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Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

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Purple Sandpiper

Calidris maritima

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Dunlin

Calidris alpina

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Tryngites subruficollis

 

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Ruff

Philomachus pugnax

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Jack Snipe

Lymnocryptes minimus

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Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

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Long-billed Dowitcher

Limnodromus scolopaceus

 

 

 

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Woodcock

Scolopax rusticola

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Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

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Bar-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica

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Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

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Curlew

Numenius arquata

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Spotted Redshank

Tringa erythropus

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Redshank

Tringa totanus

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Marsh Sandpiper

Tringa stagnatilis

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Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

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Lesser Yellowlegs

Tringa flavipes

 

 

 

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Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

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Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

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Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

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Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

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Wilson's Phalarope

Phalaropus tricolor

 

 

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Red-necked Phalarope

Phalaropus lobatus

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Grey Phalarope

Phalaropus fulicarius

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Pomarine Skua

Stercorarius pomarinus

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Arctic Skua

Stercorarius parasiticus

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Long-tailed Skua

Stercorarius longicaudus

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Great Skua

Catharacta skua

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Mediterranean Gull

Larus melanocephalus

 

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Laughing Gull

Larus atricilla

 

 

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Little Gull

Larus minutus

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Sabine's Gull

Larus sabini

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Black-headed Gull

Larus ridibundus

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Ring-billed Gull

Larus delawarensis

 

 

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Common Gull

Larus canus

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Lesser Black-backed Gull

Larus fuscus

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Herring Gull

Larus argentatus

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Western Yellow-legged Gull

Larus michahellis

 

 

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Iceland Gull

Larus glaucoides

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Glaucous Gull

Larus hyperboreus

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Great Black-backed Gull

Larus marinus

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Kittiwake

Rissa tridactyla

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Caspian Tern

Sterna caspia

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Sandwich Tern

Sterna sandvicensis

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Roseate Tern

Sterna dougallii

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Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

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Arctic Tern

Sterna paradisaea

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Little Tern

Sterna albifrons

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Whiskered Tern

Chlidonias hybridus

 

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Black Tern

Chlidonias niger

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White-winged Black Tern

Chlidonias leucopterus

 

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Guillemot

Uria aalge

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Brünnich's Guillemot

Uria lomvia

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Razorbill

Alca torda

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Black Guillemot

Cepphus grylle

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Little Auk

Alle alle

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Puffin

Fratercula arctica

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Pallas's Sandgrouse

Syrrhaptes paradoxus

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Feral Pigeon

Columba livia

 

 

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Stock Dove

Columba oenas

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Wood Pigeon

Columba palumbus

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Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

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Turtle Dove

Streptopelia turtur

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Ring-necked Parakeet

Psittacula krameri

 

 

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Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

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Barn Owl

Tyto alba

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Little Owl

Athene noctua

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Tawny Owl

Strix aluco

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Long-eared Owl

Asio otus

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Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus

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Nightjar

Caprimulgus europaeus

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Swift

Apus apus

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Alpine Swift

Apus melba

 

 

 

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Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

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Bee-eater

Merops apiaster

 

 

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Hoopoe

Upupa epops

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Wryneck

Jynx torquilla

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Green Woodpecker

Picus viridis

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Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major

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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos minor

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Woodlark

Lullula arborea

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Skylark

Alauda arvensis

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Shorelark

Eremophila alpestris

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Sand Martin

Riparia riparia

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Swallow

Hirundo rustica

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House Martin

Delichon urbica

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Richard's Pipit

Anthus novaeseelandiae

 

 

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Tawny Pipit

Anthus campestris

 

 

 

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Tree Pipit

Anthus trivialis

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Meadow Pipit

Anthus pratensis

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Red-throated Pipit

Anthus cervinus

 

 

 

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Rock Pipit

Anthus petrosus

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Water Pipit

Anthus spinoletta

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Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

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Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

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White / Pied Wagtail

Motacilla alba

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Waxwing

Bombycilla garrulus

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Dipper

Cinclus cinclus

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Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

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Dunnock

Prunella modularis

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Robin

Erithacus rubecula

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Thrush Nightingale

Luscinia luscinia

 

 

 

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Bluethroat

Luscinia svecica

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Black Redstart

Phoenicurus ochruros

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Redstart

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

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Whinchat

Saxicola rubetra

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Stonechat

Saxicola torquata

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Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe

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Ring Ouzel

Turdus torquatus

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Blackbird

Turdus merula

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Black-throated Thrush

Turdus ruficollis

 

 

 

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Fieldfare

Turdus pilaris

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Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos

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Redwing

Turdus iliacus

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Mistle Thrush

Turdus viscivorus

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Cetti's Warbler

Cettia cetti

 

 

 

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Grasshopper Warbler

Locustella naevia

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Savi's Warbler

Locustella luscinioides

 

 

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Aquatic Warbler

Acrocephalus paludicola

 

 

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Sedge Warbler

A. schoenobaenus

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Marsh Warbler

Acrocephalus palustris

 

 

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Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

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Great Reed Warbler

A. arundinaceus

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Melodious Warbler

Hippolais polyglotta

 

 

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Subalpine Warbler

Sylvia cantillans

 

 

 

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Barred Warbler

Sylvia nisoria

 

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Lesser Whitethroat

Sylvia curruca

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Whitethroat

Sylvia communis

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Garden Warbler

Sylvia borin

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Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla

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Greenish Warbler

Phylloscopus trochiloides

 

 

 

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Pallas's Warbler

Phylloscopus proregulus

 

 

 

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Yellow-browed Warbler

Phylloscopus inornatus

 

 

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Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatus

 

 

 

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Wood Warbler

Phylloscopus sibilatrix

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Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus collybita

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Willow Warbler

Phylloscopus trochilus

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Goldcrest

Regulus regulus

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Firecrest

Regulus ignicapillus

 

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Spotted Flycatcher

Muscicapa striata

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Red-breasted Flycatcher

Ficedula parva

 

 

 

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Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula hypoleuca

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Bearded Tit

Panurus biarmicus

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Long-tailed Tit

Aegithalos caudatus

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Marsh Tit

Parus palustris

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Willow Tit

Parus montanus

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Coal Tit

Parus ater

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Blue Tit

Parus caeruleus

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Great Tit

Parus major

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Nuthatch

Sitta europaea

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Treecreeper

Certhia familiaris

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Golden Oriole

Oriolus oriolus

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Red-backed Shrike

Lanius collurio

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Great Grey Shrike

Lanius excubitor

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Woodchat Shrike

Lanius senator

 

 

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Jay

Garrulus glandarius

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Magpie

Pica pica

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Chough

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

 

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Jackdaw

Corvus monedula

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Rook

Corvus frugilegus

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Carrion / Hooded Crow

Corvus corone

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Raven

Corvus corax

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Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

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House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

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Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus

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Chaffinch

Fringilla coelebs

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Brambling

Fringilla montifringilla

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Serin

Serinus serinus

 

 

 

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Greenfinch

Carduelis chloris

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Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis

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Siskin

Carduelis spinus

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Linnet

Carduelis cannabina

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Twite

Carduelis flavirostris

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Redpoll

Carduelis flammea

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Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

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Common Rosefinch

Carpodacus erythrinus

 

 

 

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Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

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Hawfinch

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

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Lapland Bunting

Calcarius lapponicus

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Snow Bunting

Plectrophenax nivalis

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Yellowhammer

Emberiza citrinella

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Ortolan Bunting

Emberiza hortulana

 

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Little Bunting

Emberiza pusilla

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Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus

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Corn Bunting

Miliaria calandra

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