South Gloucestershire's rarest birds - species and forms seen just once!
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE Haliaetus albicilla: In December 1871 an immature male was at Dodington Park, Tormarton.
RED-BREASTED GOOSE Branta ruficollis: On November 18th 1909 an adult was 'obtained' at Oldbury-on-Severn.
KING EIDER Somateria spectabilis: One was 'obtained' at Count (Court) Rocks, Shepperdine in November 1912.
LITTLE BITTERN Ixobrycbus minutus: A juvenile/ immature was seen on the R Avon, Keynsham on September 28th 1959.
SOOTY SHEARWATER Puffinus griseus: One was identified on September 7th from Aust 1974.
AQUATIC WARBLER Acrocephalus paludicola: An adult was trapped on August 14th at Littleton-upon-Severn in 1976.
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Limnodromus scolopaceus: One from Aust Warth on October 16th 1977.
TEREK SANDPIPER Xenus cinereus: On September 20th 1986 an adult was found at Severn Beach.
BALEARIC SHEARWATER Puffinus mauretanicus: One was seen on September 24th 1988 from New Passage.
WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN Chlidonias leucopterus: An adult was seen in flight past Aust Warth on May 3rd 1990.
ICTERINE WARBLER Hippolais icterina: A summer male in song on May 15th 1992 at Fishpool Hill, Brentry.
Kumlien's Gull Larus glaucoides kumlieni: On June 30th 1996 a 1st winter was seen at Oldbury Power Station.
RED-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT Luscinia svecica: On May 14th 1998 a male was seen from Rushmead Lane, Marshfield.
TAIGA BEAN GOOSE Anser fabilis: On March 1st 1998 one was reported on Lagoon III, Oldbury Power Station.
WESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER Sylvia cantillans: A female was found on May 2nd 2004 south of Severn Beach.
BLACK-BELLIED STORM PETREL Fregetta tropica: On November 25th 2009 one was seen from Severn Beach.
BLACK-HEADED BUNTING Emberiza malanocephala: On June 7th 2009 a male was seen at Yate.
Grey-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava thunbergi: On September 26th 2009 a female was seen on Northwick Warth.
PACIFIC DIVER Gavia pacifica: On the 27th 2009 a winter adult was seen off Severn Beach.
White-spotted Bluethroat Luscinia svecica cyanecula: An adult male in gardens at Staple Hill on June 19th 2010.
PIED WHEATEAR Oenanthe pleschanka: A 1st winter female at Oldbury-on-Severn on the 25th October 2011.
LAUGHING GULL Leucophaeus atricilla: On May 1st 2012 an adult was seen south of Severn Beach.
DESERT WHEATEAR Oenanthe deserti: A 1st winter male at Severn Beach on the sea wall on December 11th 2013.
Icelandic Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria altifrons: One in the Northwick Warth area on July 13th 2014.
RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL Tarsiger cyanurus: A 1st winter male in the Shire Valley, Marshfield on February 3rd 2014.
PENDULINE TIT Remiz pendulinus: An adult was seen on March 11th 2015 at Dyrham Park near Dyrham.
PALLID HARRIER Circus macrourus: A second calendar was seen in the Shire Valley at Marshfield on April 12th 2016.
WHISKERED TERN Chlidonias hybrida: An adult was seen at Oldbury Power Station on May 10th 2016.
AMERICAN WIGEON Anas americana: A 1st winter male from the Severn Way on Littleton Warth on January 2nd 2017.
IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF Phylloscopus ibericus: A spring male was found at Kingsgate Park, Yate on March 25th 2017.
Ashy-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava cinereocapilla: One on Northwick Warth and Pilning WR on April 15th 2018.
ORTOLAN BUNTING Emberiza hortulana: One seen and heard over Northwick Warth on September 13th 2018.
COLLARED PRATINCOLE Glareola pratincola: A summer adult on Pilning WR, Northwick Warth on May 21st 2020.