S. GLOUCESTERSHIRE'S RAREST BIRDS

Species and forms that have occurred in S. Gloucestershire on less than thirty occasions!

 

 

 

Species/ Form - Number of Occurrences

Rarity Level

Count

Last Recorded

A

 

 

 

 

 

Alpine Swift

Mega

3

2006

 

American Golden Plover

Mega

2

2013

 

American Wigeon

Mega

1

2017

 

Aquatic Warbler

Mega

1

1976

 

Ashy-headed Wagtail

Mega

1

2018

B

 

 

 

 

 

Balearic Shearwater

Mega

1

1988

 

Bearded Tit

Very Rare

11

2015

 

Bittern

Very Rare

7

2019

 

Black/ White-bellied Storm Petrel (*Not determined to species level)

Mega*

1

2009

 

Black-crowned Night Heron

Mega

2

1986

 

Black Guillemot

Mega

2

2015

 

Black-headed Bunting

Mega

1

2009

 

Black Kite

Mega

2

2010

 

Black-necked Grebe

Mega

4

2015

 

Black-throated Diver

Mega

4

2015

 

Black-winged Stilt

Mega

5

2021

 

Blue-headed Wagtail

Rare

24

2021

 

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Mega

2

1988

 

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Mega

3

2003

C

 

 

 

 

 

Caspian Gull

Very Rare

10

2017

 

Cattle Egret

Rare

25

2021

 

Citrine Wagtail

Mega

2

2019

 

Collared Pratincole

Mega

1

2020

 

Common Redpoll

Rare

15

2020

 

Common Rosefinch

Mega

2

2017

 

Continental Coal Tit

Mega

4

2016

 

Corncrake

Rare

15

2011

 

Cory's Shearwater

Mega

2

2004

D

 

 

 

 

 

Dartford Warbler

Very Rare

6

2015

 

Desert Wheatear

Mega

1

2013

E

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Mega

2

2011

 

European Bee-eater

Mega

4

2016

 

European Nightjar

Rare

17

2020

F

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin's Gull

Mega

3

2000

G

 

 

 

 

 

Glaucous Gull

Rare

12

2022

 

Glossy Ibis

Very Rare

8

2022

 

Golden Oriole

Very Rare

8

2021

 

Great Bustard

Mega

1

2008

 

Great Grey Shrike

Mega

4

2018

 

Great Northern Diver

Rare

20

2022

 

Greenland White-fronted Goose

Very Rare

8

2019

 

Green-winged Teal

Very Rare

6

2015

 

Grey-headed Wagtail

Mega

1

2009

H

 

 

 

 

 

Honey Buzzard

Very Rare

9

2019

 

Hooded Crow

Very Rare

6

1994

I

 

 

 

 

 

Iberian Chiffchaff

Mega

1

2017

 

Iceland Gull

Rare

17

2019

 

Icelandic Redpoll

Mega

1

2016

 

Icterine Warbler

Mega

1

1992

K

 

 

 

 

 

Kentish Plover

Mega

5

2006

 

Killdeer

Mega

1

2016

 

King Eider

Mega

1

1912

 

Kumlien's Gull

Mega

1

1996

L

 

 

 

 

 

Lapland Bunting

Rare

25

2020

 

Laughing Gull

Mega

1

2012

 

Little Auk

Rare

25

2010

 

Little Bittern

Mega

1

1959

 

Little Bunting

Mega

1

2021

 

Long-billed Dowitcher

Mega

1

1977

 

Long-tailed Duck

Rare

20

2003

 

Long-tailed Skua

Very Rare

9

2021

M

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Warbler

Mega

1

2009

 

Montagu's Harrier

Very Rare

10

2015

N

 

 

 

 

 

Nordic Jackdaw

Very Rare

10

2019

 

Northern Willow Warbler

Mega

4

2017

O

 

 

 

 

 

Ortolan Bunting

Mega

2

2018

P

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific Diver

Mega

1

2009

 

Pallas's Sandgrouse (* An eruptive species)

Mega*

12

1888

 

Pallid Harrier

Mega

1

2016

 

Pectoral Sandpiper

Rare

12

2020

 

Penduline Tit

Mega

1

2015

 

Pied Wheatear

Mega

1

2011

 

Pink-footed Goose

Very Rare

10

2021

 

Puffin

Very Rare

6

2014

R

 

 

 

 

 

Red-breasted Goose

Mega

1

1909

 

Red-backed Shrike

Rare

17

2021

 

Red-crested Pochard

Very Rare

7

2013

 

Red-Flanked Bluetail

Mega

1

2014

 

Red-footed Falcon

Mega

2

2014

 

Red-necked Phalarope

Mega

2

2014

 

Red-rumped Swallow

Very Rare

6

2012

 

Red-spotted Bluethroat

Mega

1

1998

 

Red-throated Diver

Rare

18

2018

 

Red-throated Pipit

Mega

3

2015

 

Richard's Pipit

Rare

12

2018

 

Ring-billed Gull

Very Rare

6

2015

 

Ring-necked Duck

Mega

4

2000

 

Roseate Tern

Mega

4

2016

 

Rose-coloured Starling

Very Rare

6

2021

 

Ruddy Shelduck

Rare

17

2012

S

 

 

 

 

 

Sabine's Gull

Rare

25

2021

 

Scandinavian Rock Pipit

Rare

20

2022

 

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Mega

2

2009

 

Serin

Mega

1

2017

 

Shorelark

Very Rare

8

2017

 

Siberian Chiffchaff

Rare

13

2022

 

Slavonian Grebe

Very Rare

6

2016

 

Smew

Very Scarce

27

2017

 

Sooty Shearwater

Mega

1

1974

 

Spotted Crake

Mega

2

1891

 

Stone Curlew

Mega

5

2018

T

 

 

 

 

 

Taiga Bean Goose

Mega

1

1998

 

Temminck's Stint

Mega

5

2019

 

Terek Sandpiper

Mega

1

1986

 

Tundra Bean Goose

Rare

11

2020

V

 

 

 

 

 

Velvet Scoter

Very Rare

7

2020

W

 

 

 

 

 

Western Subalpine Warbler (*Assumed not to have been Eastern or Moltoni's)

Mega*

1

2004

 

Whiskered Tern

Mega

1

2016

 

White-rumped Sandpiper

Mega

4

2001

 

White-spotted Bluethroat

Mega

1

2010

 

White Stork (*Figure clouded by re-introductions)

Rare*

17

2020

 

White-tailed Eagle (*Figure clouded by re-introductions)

Mega*

3

2021

 

White-winged Black Tern

Mega

1

1990

 

Woodchat Shrike

Mega

4

2017

 

Woodlark

Rare

21

2020

Y

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow-browed Warbler

Rare

22

2021