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Monday, 1 January 2007

County List

I'm still working on the formatting for this

Category A
Species which have been recorded in an apparently natural state at least once since the formation of the OOS in 1921.

* Number of birds recorded are shown for Rare (Ra) and Very Rare (VR) visitors. For some highly mobile or flocking species the number of records, shown in square brackets, is given either instead of, or in addition to, the number of individuals recorded. An analysis is given of the number of birds recorded in total for the county, followed by the number in the last decade (1994-2003).


Common name County status Record type
1 Red-throated Diver Ra, WV B 42 8
2 Black-throated Diver VR, WV B 10 3
3 Great Northern Diver Ra, WV B 23 7
4 Pied-billed Grebe VR, Va A 2 1
5 Little Grebe Co,Br,Re,WV E (5) [b]
6 Great Crested Grebe Co,Br,Re,WV E (20) [b]
7 Red-necked Grebe Ra, WV B 59 14
8 Slavonian Grebe Ra, WV C 95 26
9 Black-necked Grebe Ra, WV & PM C 122 47
10 Fulmar VR, Va B 11 0
11 Manx Shearwater Ra, Va B 31 2
12 European Storm-petrel VR, Va B 8 0
13 Leach's Storm-petrel Ra, Va B 24 2
14 Northern Gannet Ra, Va B 38 7
15 Great Cormorant Co, Re & WV D w50 at Far, LWV
16 Shag Ra, Va C 92 8
17 Eurasian Bittern Ra, WV C 74 24
18 Little Bittern VR, Va A 2 0
19 Night Heron VR, Va A 5 1
20 Squacco Heron VR, Va A 1 0
21 Cattle Egret VR, Va A 1 0
22 Little Egret Un, Re, PM, OB B 202 201
23 Great White Egret VR, Va
24 Grey Heron Co, Br, Re E (5) [b]
25 Purple Heron VR, Va B 11 1
26 White Stork VR, Va B 14 6
27 Glossy Ibis VR, Va A 5 [2] 4 [1]
28 Eurasian Spoonbill VR, Va B 6 1
29 Mute Swan Co, Br, Re & WV E (30)
30 Bewick's Swan Un, WV D
31 Whooper Swan Un, WV D
32 Bean Goose VR,WV B 34 [14] 8
33 Pink-footed Goose VR,WV B 74 [22] 7
34 White-fronted Goose Un, WV B
35 Greylag Goose Un, Br, Re D
36 Barnacle Goose VR, WV D 38 [5] 10
37 Brent Goose Ra, WV D
38 Ruddy Shelduck VR, Va A n/a n/a
39 Common Shelduck Un, Br, Re D
40 Eurasian Wigeon VC, WV D w50
41 American Wigeon VR, Va A 3 2
42 Gadwall Co, Br, Re & WV D w10
43 Common Teal VC, WV D w30
44 Green-winged Teal VR, Va B 6 5
45 Baikal Teal VR, Va
46 Mallard VC, Br, Re & WV E (100)
47 Pintail Un, WV D
48 Garganey Un, PM C
49 Blue-winged Teal VR, Va A 1 0
50 Shoveler Co, WV D w10
51 Red-crested Pochard Un, WV D
52 Common Pochard VC, WV E (100) [b]
53 Ring-necked Duck VR, Va B 19 6
54 Ferruginous Duck VR, Va B 21 0
55 Tufted Duck VC, Br, Re & WV E (100) [b]
56 Greater Scaup Un, WV C
57 Lesser Scaup VR, Va A 1 1
58 Common Eider VR, Va B 11 [6] 0
59 Long-tailed Duck Ra, WV C 23 5
60 Common Scoter Un, PM C
61 Surf Scoter VR, Va B 1 1
62 Velvet Scoter Ra, WV B 26 [12] 1
63 Common Goldeneye Co, WV D w20 at Far, LWV
64 Smew Un, WV C
65 Red-breasted Merganser Un, WV C
66 Goosander Co, WV D
67 Honey Buzzard VR,SV B 48 33
68 Black Kite VR, Va A 2 2
69 Red Kite Un, Br, Re C
70 White-tailed Eagle VR, Va A 6 0
71 Marsh Harrier Un, WV & PM B
72 Hen Harrier Un, WV D
73 Montagu's Harrier Un, OB, SV & PM B
74 Northern Goshawk Un, Re B
75 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Co, Br, Re E [b]
76 Common Buzzard Co, Br, Re D
77 Rough-legged Buzzard VR, WV B 26 3
78 Golden Eagle VR, Va B 1 0
79 Osprey Un, PM C
80 Common Kestrel Co, Br, Re E [b]
81 Red-footed Falcon VR, Va A 3 1
82 Merlin Un, WV C
83 Hobby Un, Br, SV D
84 Peregrine Falcon Un, Br, Re & WV C
85 Black Grouse VR, Va B 3 0
86 Grey Partridge Co, Br, Re E (10) [b]
87 Common Quail Un, Br, SV D
88 Water Rail Un, Br, Re & WV D
89 Spotted Crake VR, Va B 13 2
90 Corn Crake VR, PM B 9 since 1947 6
91 Moorhen VC, Br, Re E (20)
92 Eurasian Coot VC, Br, Re & WV E (50)
93 Common Crane VR, Va B 51 [7] 14 [5]
94 Oystercatcher Ra, PM D
95 Black-winged Stilt VR, Va A 4 [2] 0
96 Avocet Ra, PM C 40 11
97 Stone Curlew Ra, OB, SV C
98 Little Ringed Plover Co, Br, SV & PM D
99 Ringed Plover Co, OB, SV & PM D
100 Kentish Plover VR, Va B 3 0
101 Dotterel VR, PM B 21 1
102 European Golden Plover VC, WV D w50
103 American Golden Plover VR, Va
104 Grey Plover Un, PM D
105 Sociable Plover VR, Va A 1 0
106 Northern Lapwing Co, Br, Re & WV E (100) [b]
107 Red Knot Un, PM C
108 Sanderling Un, PM D
109 Little Stint Un, PM D
110 Temminck's Stint Ra, PM B 23 11
111 Pectoral Sandpiper VR, Va B 9 4
112 Curlew Sandpiper Un, PM C
113 Purple Sandpiper VR, PM B 17 6
114 Dunlin Co, PM & WV D
115 Ruff Co, PM & WV D
116 Jack Snipe Un, WV D
117 Common Snipe Co, Br, Re & WV D w10
118 Great Snipe VR, Va A 8 0
119 Woodcock Co, Br, Re & WV D
120 Black-tailed Godwit Un, PM D
121 Bar-tailed Godwit Un, PM D
122 Whimbrel Un, PM D
123 Eurasian Curlew Co, Br, Re D
124 Spotted Redshank Un, PM C
125 Common Redshank Co, Br, Re & PM D
126 Greenshank Un, PM D
127 Lesser Yellowlegs VR, Va A 4 2
128 Green Sandpiper Co, PM &WV D
129 Wood Sandpiper Un, PM C
130 Common Sandpiper Co, PM E [b]
131 Spotted Sandpiper VR, Va A 2 0
132 White-rumped Sandpiper VR, Va
133 Marsh Sandpiper VR, Va
134 Turnstone Un, PM D
135 Red-necked Phalarope VR, PM B 7 1
136 Grey Phalarope Ra, Va B 32 1
137 Pomarine Skua VR, Va B 6 1
138 Arctic Skua Ra, Va B 18 6
139 Long-tailed Skua VR, Va B 4 2
140 Great Skua VR, Va B 13 7
141 Mediterranean Gull Un, WV, PM B
142 Franklin's Gull VR, Va A 1 1
143 Little Gull Un, PM D
144 Sabine's Gull VR, Va A 2 2
145 Bonaparte's Gull VR, Va A 1 1
146 Black-headed Gull VC, Br, Re & WV E (500) [b]
147 Ring-billed Gull VR, Va B 2 2
148 Common Gull Co, WV & PM D w20
149 Lesser Black-backed Gull VC, Re & WV E (250)
150 Yellow-legged Gull Un, WV C
151 Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans Ra, WV
152 Herring Gull VC, WV D w100
153 Iceland Gull Ra, WV B 26 14
154 Glaucous Gull Ra, WV B 23 11
155 Great Black-backed Gull Co, WV D
156 Kittiwake Un, PM D
157 Gull-billed Tern VR, Va A 1 1
158 Sandwich Tern Un, PM D
159 Roseate Tern VR, PM B 5 3
160 Common Tern Co, Br, SV & PM E [b]
161 Arctic Tern Un, PM D
162 Little Tern Un, PM D
163 Whiskered Tern VR, Va A 1 0
164 Black Tern Un, PM D
165 White-winged Black Tern VR, Va A 7 4
166 Common Guillemot VR, Va B 4 0
167 Razorbill VR, Va B 5 0
168 Little Auk VR, Va B 17 3
169 Puffin VR, Va B 3 0
170 Stock Dove Co, Br, Re E (30)
171 Woodpigeon VC, Br, Re E (500)
172 Collared Dove VC, Br, Re E (50)
173 Turtle Dove Un, Br, SV D
174 Oriental Turtle Dove VR, Va
175 Common Cuckoo Co, Br, SV E [b]
176 Barn Owl Un, Br, Re D
177 Tawny Owl VC, Br, Re E [b]
178 Long-eared Owl Un, Br, Re C
179 Short-eared Owl Un, WV D
180 Eurasian Scops Owl VR, Va A
181 European Nightjar Ra, PM B N/a N/a
182 Common Swift VC, Br, Re E (100)
183 Alpine Swift VR, Va A 5 1
184 Common Kingfisher Co, Br, Re E [b]
185 European Bee-eater VR, Va B 28 [5] 20 [3]
186 European Roller VR, Va A 3 0
187 Hoopoe Ra, PM B 48 8
188 Wryneck Ra, PM B 62 9
189 Green Woodpecker Co, Br, Re E [b]
190 Great Spotted Woodpecker Co, Br, Re E [b]
191 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Un, Br, Re D
192 Wood Lark VR, PM B 5 since 1972 2
193 Sky Lark VC, Br, Re E (20)
194 Sand Martin VC, Br, SV E (100) [b]
195 Barn Swallow VC, Br ,SV E (100)
196 Red-rumped Swallow VR, Va A 1 1
197 House Martin VC, Br, SV E (100)
198 Richard's Pipit VR, Va B 3 1
199 Tree Pipit Ra, OB, SV C
200 Meadow Pipit Co, Br, Re & WV E (25) [b]
201 Rock Pipit Un, PM D
202 Water Pipit Un, PM C
203 Buff-bellied Pipit VR, Va
204 Yellow Wagtail Co, Br, SV & PM E (25) [b]
205 Grey Wagtail Co, Br, Re & WV E (5) [b]
206 Pied Wagtail VC, Br, Re & WV E (20)
207 Waxwing VR, WV B [89] [32]
208 Dipper Ra, OB, Re D N/a N/a
209 Wren VC, Br, Re E
210 Dunnock VC, Br, Re E
211 Robin VC, Br, Re E
212 Common Nightingale Un, Br, SV D
213 Bluethroat VR, Va B 2 0
214 Black Redstart Un, PM C
215 Common Redstart Un, PM D
216 Whinchat Un, PM D
217 Stonechat Co, PM & WV D
218 Northern Wheatear Co, PM D
219 Black-eared Wheatear VR, Va A 1 0
220 Ring Ouzel Ra, PM D
221 Blackbird VC, Br, Re & WV E (20)
222 Fieldfare VC, WV E (w100) [b]
223 Song Thrush VC, Br, Re & WV E (10)
224 Redwing VC, WV E (w100) [b]
225 Mistle Thrush VC, Br, Re E (10)
226 Cetti's Warbler Un, Br, Re D
227 Grasshopper Warbler Un, Br, SV D
228 Aquatic Warbler VR, Va B 1 0
229 Sedge Warbler Co, Br, SV E
230 Marsh Warbler VR, Va B 5 2
231 Reed Warbler Co, Br, SV E [b]
232 Icterine Warbler VR, Va B 2 [1] 0
233 Dartford Warbler VR, Va B 4 2
234 Lesser Whitethroat Co, Br, SV E [b]
235 Common Whitethroat Co, Br, SV E
236 Garden Warbler Co, Br, SV E [b]
237 Blackcap Co, Br, SV E (all winter records)
238 Yellow-browed Warbler VR, Va B 3 2
239 Wood Warbler Ra, Br, SV D N/a N/a
240 Common Chiffchaff VC, Br, SV E (all winter records)
241 Iberian Chiffchaff VR, Va A 1 1
242 Willow Warbler VC, Br, SV E
243 Goldcrest VC, Br, Re E (10) [b]
244 Firecrest Un, Br, Re & PM D
245 Spotted Flycatcher Un , Re, SV E [b]
246 Pied Flycatcher Ra, OB, SV & PM D N/a N/a
247 Bearded Tit VR, Va B 31 [12] 0
248 Long-tailed Tit VC, Br, Re E (20)
249 Marsh Tit Co, Br, Re E [b]
250 Willow Tit Un, Br, Re D
251 Coal Tit VC, Br, Re E (10)
252 Blue Tit VC, Br, Re E (20)
253 Great Tit VC, Br, Re E (20)
254 Eurasian Nuthatch Co, Br, Re E [b]
255 Eurasian Treecreeper Co, Br, Re E [b]
256 Golden Oriole VR, PM B 20 3
257 Red-backed Shrike VR, SV B 5 since 1967 2
258 Lesser Grey Shrike VR, Va A 1 0
259 Great Grey Shrike VR, WV B 66 5
260 Woodchat Shrike VR, Va B 7 0
261 Eurasian Jay Co, Br, Re E (5)
262 Magpie VC, Br, Re E (20)
263 Spotted Nutcracker VR, WV A 4 [2] 0
264 Western Jackdaw VC, Br, Re E (200)
265 Rook VC, Br, Re E (200)
266 Carrion Crow VC, Br, Re E (50)
267 Common Raven Ra, Re B N/a N/a
268 Common Starling VC, Br, Re & WV E (1000)
269 Rose-coloured Starling VR, Va A
270 House Sparrow VC, Br, Re E (100)
271 Tree Sparrow Un, Br, Re D
272 Chaffinch VC, Br, Re & WV E (100)
273 Brambling Un, WV D
274 European Serin VR, Va B 4 0
275 European Greenfinch VC, Br, Re E (30)
276 Goldfinch VC, Br, Re E (20)
277 Siskin Co, OB, WV D
278 Linnet VC, Br, Re E (30)
279 Twite VR, WV B 24 8
280 Common Redpoll Ra, WV B 4 1
281 Lesser Redpoll Co, OB, WV D
282 Two-barred Crossbill VR, Va A 1 1
283 Common Crossbill Un, Br, Re & WV D
284 Bullfinch Co, Br, Re E (10)
285 Hawfinch Un, Br, Re D
286 Lapland Bunting VR, Va B 1 0
287 Snow Bunting Ra, WV B 43 8
288 Yellowhammer VC, Br, Re E (50)
289 Cirl Bunting VR, Va B 5 since 1982 0
290 Little Bunting VR, Va B 2 0
291 Reed Bunting VC, Br, Re E (10)
292 Corn Bunting C, Br, Re D
293 Baltimore Oriole VR, Va A 1 1