BIRDING

 

 

SOUTH

 

 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

SYSTEMATIC LIST

 


 

The South Gloucestershire Systematic List follows the conventions of the BOU and the IOC.  The list currently stands at 343 species and forms believed to have occurred naturally in the recording area. Full species are UPPERCASE, forms are lower case. Follow the links for full details.

 

Categories A, B and C form the British List. Species in Category A have been recorded at least once since January 1st 1950, Category B at least once between January 1st 1800 and December 31st 1949 but not subsequently and species in Category C, although introduced, now form a self-sustaining population.

 

Species in Category D would appear in Category A except that there is reasonable doubt they have occurred naturally.

 

Category E comprises species that have been recorded as introductions, assisted transportees or escapees, whose breeding populations are thought not to be self-sustaining. Species in Category E that have bred in the wild in Britain are designated as E*. Category F are species recorded before 1850 to pre-historic times and known only from fossil records.

 


 

SPECIES - 306 | Forms - 37

   
     

Vernacular  |  Scientific

Cat

FIRST RECORDED: LOCATION  |  DATE  |  FINDER(S)

     

GEESE  -  13

   

DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE  -  Branta bernicla

AEF

 

Pale-bellied Brent Goose  -  Branta bernicla hrota

 

Northwick Warth on February 12th 1995  -  Unknown

RED-BREASTED GOOSE  -  Branta ruficollis

AE*F

Severn Beach on December 3rd 1982  -  Unknown

CANADA GOOSE  -  Branta canadensis

AC2E*

 

BARNACLE GOOSE  -  Branta leucopsis

AC2E*F

Severn Beach on February 18th 1973  -  Unknown

GREYLAG GOOSE  -  Anser anser

AC2C4E*F

 

Continental Greylag Goose  -  Anser anser rubirostris

 

Between Warmley and Shortwood on November 18th 2011  - Rob Laughton

TAIGA BEAN GOOSE  -  Anser fabalis

AE*F

Oldbury Power Station on March 1st 1998 - Unknown

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE  -  Anser brachyrhynchus

AE*F

Severn Beach on February 1st 1940  -  Unknown

TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE  -  Anser serrirostris

AE

Oldbury Power Station on December 5th 2020  -  Pete Hazelwood

RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE  -  Anser albifrons

AE*F

Severn Beach on December 24th 1938  -  Unknown

Greenland White-fronted Goose  -  Anser albifrons flavirostris

 

Past Littleton-upon-Severn on October 17th 2010  - Matt Plenty

EGYPTIAN GOOSE  -  Alopochen aegyptiaca

C1C5E*

Oldbury Power Station on February 12th 2002  -  Andrew Middleton

     

SWANS  -  3

   

MUTE SWAN  -  Cygnus olor

AC2F

 

BEWICK'S SWAN  -  Cygnus columbianus bewickii

AEF

Severn Beach on March 8th 1970  -  Unknown

WHOOPER SWAN  -  Cygnus cygnus

AE*F

Oldbury Power Station on October 29th 1983  -  Unknown

     

WILDFOWL  -  27

   

SHELDUCK  -  Tadorna tadorna

A

 

RUDDY SHELDUCK  -  Tadorna ferruginea

BDE*F

Aust Warth on April 18th 1942  -  Unknown

MANDARIN  -  Aix galericulata

C1E*F

Tortworth Court Lake on November 16th 1986 - Unknown

GARGANEY  -  Spatula querquedula

AF

Severn Beach on April 13th 1982  -  Unknown

SHOVELER  -  Spatula clypeata

AF

 

GADWALL  -  Mareca strepera

AC2E*F

 

WIGEON  -  Mareca penelope

AE*F

 

AMERICAN WIGEON  -  Mareca americana

AE

Littleton Warth on January 2nd 2017  -  Ben Ofield

MALLARD  -  Anas platyrhynchos

AC2C4E*F

 

PINTAIL  -  Anas acuta

AEF

 

TEAL  -  Anas crecca

AF

 

GREEN-WINGED TEAL  -  Anas carolinensis

A

Oldbury Power Station on January 4th 2001  - M Warren

RED-CRESTED POCHARD  -  Netta rufina

AC2E*F

Littleton Brick Pits, Littleton-upon-Severn on April 4th 1971  - Unknown

POCHARD  -  Aythya ferina

AE*F

 

RING-NECKED DUCK  -  Aythya collaris

AE

New Passage on April 2nd 1988  -  Unknown

TUFTED DUCK  -  Aythya fuligula

AF

 

SCAUP  -  Aythya marila

AF

Severn Beach on April 25th 1938  -  Unknown

EIDER  -  Somateria mollissima

AF

 

KING EIDER  -Somateria spectabilis

A

Shepperdine in November 1912  -  L Purcell

VELVET SCOTER  -  Melanitta fusca

AF

New Passage on March 5th 1892  - Unknown

COMMON SCOTER  -  Melanitta nigra

AF

 

LONG-TAILED DUCK  -  Clangula hyemalis

AF

New Passage on October 31st 1976  - Unknown

GOLDENEYE  -  Bucephala clangula

AE*F

 

SMEW  -  Mergellus albellus

AF

Dyrham Park on February 12th 1855  -  Unknown

GOOSANDER  -  Mergus merganser

AF

R. Avon, Bitton in January 1891  - Unknown

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER  -  Mergus serrator

AF

 

RUDDY DUCK  -  Oxyura jamaicensis

C1E*

Aust Warth on January 6th 1979  -  Unknown

     

PARTRIDGE, PHEASANT, QUAIL  -  5

   

GREY PARTRIDGE  -  Perdix perdix

AC2E*F

 

PHEASANT  -  Phasianus colchicus

C1E*F

 

Ring-necked Pheasant  -  Phasianus colchicus torquatus

 

 

QUAIL  -  Coturnix coturnix

AE*F

Patchway Common on June 14th 1942  -  Unknown

RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE  -  Alectoris rufa

C1E*F

 

     

NIGHTJAR, SWIFTS  -  4

   

NIGHTJAR  -  Caprimulgus europaeus

AF

High Wood, Filton on May 21st 1944  -  Unknown

ALPINE SWIFT  -  Tachymarptis melba

AF

Aust Cliffs, Aust on April 11th 1993  - Steve Hale

SWIFT  -  Apus apus

AF

 

PALLID SWIFT  -  Apus pallidus

A

Aust Cliffs and surrounding fields on October 31st 2022  -  Matt Hall

     

CUCKOO, SANDGROUSE, DOVES, PIGEONS  -  7

   

CUCKOO  -  Cuculus canorus

AF

 

PALLAS'S SANDGROUSE  -  Syrrhaptes paradoxus

A

Hambrook on June 3rd 1888  -  Unknown

ROCK DOVE/ FERAL PIGEON  -  Columba livia

AC4E*F

 

STOCK DOVE  -  Columba oenas

A  

WOODPIGEON  -  Columba palumbus

AF

 

TURTLE DOVE  -  Streptopelia turtur

AF

Noted as a summer visitor in 1962 - BNS Publications

COLLARED DOVE  -  Streptopelia decaocto

A

Chipping Sodbury on May 7th 1960  -  Unknown

     

RAILS, CRAKES, GALLINULES  -  5

   

WATER RAIL  -  Rallus aquaticus

AF

 

CORNCRAKE  -  Crex crex

AE*F

Patchway Common on October 30th 1938  -  Unknown

SPOTTED CRAKE  -  Porzana porzana

AF

Stoke Gifford in September 1891  -  Unknown

MOORHEN  -  Gallinula chloropus

AF

 

COOT  -  Fulica atra

AF

 

     

CRANE  -  1

   

COMMON CRANE  -  Grus grus

AE*F

Severn Beach on January 3rd 2000  -  Unknown

     

GREBES  -  4

   

LITTLE GREBE  -  Tachybaptus ruficollis

AF

 

GREAT CRESTED GREBE  -  Podiceps cristatus

AF

 

SLAVONIAN GREBE  -  Podiceps auritus

AF

New Passage on April 27th 1989  -  Paul Bowerman

BLACK-NECKED GREBE  -  Podiceps nigricollis

A

New Passage on October 24th 1996  -  Dick Reader

     

WADERS  -  51

   

STONE CURLEW  -  Burhinus oedicnemus

AF

New Passage on July 27th 1999  -  Paul Bowerman

OYSTERCATCHER  -  Haematopus ostralegus

AF

 

BLACK-WINGED STILT  -  Himantopus himantopus

A

Near Thornbury in May 1848  -  Unknown

AVOCET  -  Recurvirostra avosetta

AEF

Thornbury in December 1900  -  Unknown

LAPWING  -  Vanellus vanellus

A

 

GOLDEN PLOVER  - Pluvialis apricaria

AF

 

Icelandic Golden Plover  -  Pluvialis apricaria altifrons

 

New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area on July 13th 2014 - Unknown

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER  -  Pluvialis dominica

A

New Passage on January 1st 2002  -  Paul Bowerman

GREY PLOVER  -  Pluvialis squatarola

AF

 

RINGED PLOVER  -  Charadrius hiaticula psammodromus

AF

 

Tundra Ringed Plover  -  Charadrius hiaticula tundrae

 

 

LITTLE RINGED PLOVER  -  Charadrius dubius curonicus

A

 

KILLDEER  -  Charadrius vociferus

A

New Passage on October 31st 2016  -  Paul Bowerman

KENTISH PLOVER  -  Charadrius alexandrinus

A

Severn Beach on May 4th 1947  -  Unknown

DOTTEREL  -  Charadrius morinellus

A

Severn Beach on September 14th 1974  -  Unknown

WHIMBREL  -  Numenius phaeopus

AF

 

CURLEW  -  Numenius arquata

AF

 

BAR-TAILED GODWIT  -  Limosa lapponica

AF

 

BLACK-TAILED GODWIT  -  Limosa limosa islandica

AF

 

Continental Black-tailed Godwit  -  Limosa limosa limosa

 

 

TURNSTONE  -  Arenaria interpres

AF

 

KNOT  -  Calidris canutus

AF

 

RUFF  -  Calidris pugnax

AF

 

BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER  -  Calidris falcinellus

A

Oldbury Power Station on August 20th 1983  -  Unknown

CURLEW SANDPIPER  -  Calidris ferruginea

A

 

TEMMINCK'S STINT  -  Calidris temminckii

A

Oldbury Power Station on April 29th 1984  -  Laurel Tucker, Keith Vinicombe

SANDERLING  -  Calidris alba

AF

 

DUNLIN  -  Calidris alpina schinzii

AF

 

Greenland Dunlin  -  Calidris alpina arctica

 

Severn Beach on May 16th 2008  - John Martin

Northern Dunlin  -  Calidris alpina alpina

 

 

PURPLE SANDPIPER  -  Calidris maritima

A

New Passage in January 1892  -  Unknown

LITTLE STINT  -  Calidris minuta

A

 

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER  -  Calidris fuscicollis

A

Severn Beach on September 12th 1985  -  Unknown

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER  -  Calidris subruficollis

A

New Passage on September 30th 1989 - Paul Bowerman

PECTORAL SANDPIPER  -  Calidris melanotos

A

Oldbury Power Station on September 17th 1989  -  Unknown

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER  -  Calidris pusilla

A

Oldbury Power Station on August 12th 1990  -  Unknown

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER  -  Limnodromus scolopaceus

A

Aust Warth on October 16th 1977  -  Paul Chadwick, Brian Lancastle, Norman Lacy

WOODCOCK  -  Scolopax rusticola

AF

 

JACK SNIPE  -  Lymnocryptes minimus

AF

Stoke Gifford in December 1935  -  Unknown

COMMON SNIPE  -  Gallinago gallinago

AF

 

TEREK SANDPIPER  -  Xenus cinereus

A

Severn Beach on September 20th 1986  -  Brian Lancastle, Norman Lacy

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE  -  Phalaropus lobatus

AF

Severn Beach on October 8th 2001  -  Paul Bowerman

GREY PHALAROPE  -  Phalaropus fulicarius

AF

Stoke Gifford on October 21st 1949  -  Unknown

COMMON SANDPIPER  -  Actitis hypoleucos

A

 

GREEN SANDPIPER  -  Tringa ochropus

AF

 

REDSHANK  -  Tringa totanus

AF

 

Icelandic Redshank  -  Tringa totanus robusta

 

 

WOOD SANDPIPER  -  Tringa glareola

A

St. Catherine's Valley, Marshfield on August 13th 1943  -  Unknown

SPOTTED REDSHANK  -  Tringa erythropus

AF

Shepperdine on November 17th 1954  -  Unknown

GREENSHANK  -  Tringa nebularia

AF

 

COLLARED PRATINCOLE  -  Glareola pratincola

A

Pilning WR, New Passage on May 21st 2020  - Aravind Ramesh

     

GULLS  -  20

   

KITTIWAKE  -  Rissa tridactyla

AF

 

SABINE'S GULL  -  Xema sabini

A

New Passage on September 13th 1980  -  Unknown

BLACK-HEADED GULL  -  Chroicocephalus ridibundus

AF

 

LITTLE GULL  -  Hydrocoloeus minutus

AF

Severn Beach on May 5th 1974  -  Unknown

LAUGHING GULL  -  Leucophaeus atricilla

A

South of Severn Beach on May 1st 2012  -  Paul Bowerman

FRANKLIN'S GULL  -  Leucophaeus pipixcan

A

Severn Beach on May 19th 1984  -  Unknown

MEDITERRANEAN GULL  -  Ichthyaetus melanocephalus

A

Stoke Gifford on March 18th 1977  -  Unknown

COMMON GULL  -  Larus canus

AF

 

RING-BILLED GULL  -  Larus delawarensis

A

New Passage on February 28th 1987  -  Unknown

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL  -  Larus marinus

AF

 

GLAUCOUS GULL  -  Larus hyperboreus

AF

Severn Estuary in the winter of 1840  -  Unknown

ICELAND GULL  -  Larus glaucoides

A

Stoke Gifford on February 23rd 1940  -  Unknown

Kumlien's Gull  -  Larus glaucoides kumlieni

 

Oldbury Power Station on June 30th 1996  -  Keith Vinicombe

HERRING GULL  -  Larus argentatus argenteus

AF

 

Scandinavian Herring Gull  -  Larus argentatus  argentatus

 

 

CASPIAN GULL  -  Larus cachinnans

A

Harnhill Landfill near Elberton on November 16th 2002  _  John Martin, Dick Reader

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL  -  Larus michahellis

A

New Passage in November 1989  -  Unknown

Azores Yellow-legged Gull  -  Larus michahellis atlantis

 

Severn Beach on September 19th 2023  -  Oscar Dewhurst

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL  -  Larus fuscus graellsii

AF

 

Continental Lesser Black-backed Gull  -  Larus fuscus intermedius

 

 

     

TERNS  -  8

   

SANDWICH TERN  -  Thalasseus sandvicensis

AF

 

LITTLE TERN  -  Sternula albifrons

A

Severn Beach on May 9th 1945  -  Unknown

ROSEATE TERN  -  Sterna dougallii

A

New Passage on May 1st 1990  -  Paul Bowerman

COMMON TERN  -  Sterna hirundo

AF

 

ARCTIC TERN  -  Sterna paradisaea

A

 

WHISKERED TERN  -  Chlidonias hybrida

A

Oldbury Power Station on May 10th 2016  -  Pete Hazelwood

WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN  -  Chlidonias leucopterus

A

Aust Warth on May 3rd 1990  -  Paul Chadwick

BLACK TERN  -  Chlidonias niger

A

 

     

SKUA'S  -  4

   

GREAT SKUA  -  Stercorarius skua

AF

Chittening Warth on May 14th 1973  - Unknown

POMARINE SKUA  -  Stercorarius pomarinus

AF

New Passage in November 1879  - Unknown

ARCTIC SKUA  -  Stercorarius parasiticus

AF

Littleton-upon-Severn on June 1st 1941  -  Unknown

LONG-TAILED SKUA  -  Stercorarius longicaudus

AF

New Passage on October 4th 1981  -  Unknown

     

AUKS  -  5

   

LITTLE AUK  -  Alle alle

AF

Severnside in October 1841  -  Unknown

GUILLEMOT  -  Uria aalge

AF

 

RAZORBILL  -  Alca torda islandica

AF

 

BLACK GUILLEMOT  -  Cepphus grylle

AF

Severn Beach on October 27th 1998  -  Brian Lancastle

PUFFIN  -  Fratercula arctica

AF

Filton in October 1935  -  Unknown

     

DIVERS  -  4

   

RED-THROATED DIVER  -  Gavia stellata

AF

Shepperdine on January 6th 1960  -  Unknown

BLACK-THROATED DIVER  -  Gavia arctica

AF

New Passage on May 6th 1991  -  Unknown

PACIFIC DIVER  -  Gavia pacifica

A

Salmon Pool, Severn Beach on November 27th 2009  -  Martyn Hayes

GREAT NORTHERN DIVER  -  Gavia immer

AF

Aust Warth on December 14th 1983  -  Unknown

     

PETRELS, SHEARWATERS  -  8

   

EUROPEAN STORM PETREL  -  Hydrobates pelagicus

AF

Alveston on October 31st 1824  -  Unknown

LEACH'S PETREL  -  Oceanodroma leucorhoa

AF

Aust Warth Pier on October 7th 1938  -  Unknown

FULMAR  -  Fulmarus glacialis

AF

 

Blue Fulmar  -  Fulmarus glacialis glacialis

 

Severn Beach on July 3rd 2023  -  Matt Hall

CORY'S SHEARWATER  -  Calonectris borealis

AF

Severn Beach on November 26th 2000  -  Paul Bowerman

SOOTY SHEARWATER  -  Ardenna grisea

AF

Aust on September 7th 1974  -  R Thomas

MANX SHEARWATER  -  Puffinus puffinus

AF

 

BALEARIC SHEARWATER  -  Puffinus mauretanicus

A

New Passage on September 24th 1988  -  Andy Merritt, Paul Bowerman, Brian Lancastle, Harvey Rose

     

STORKS  -  1

   

WHITE STORK  -  Ciconia ciconia

AEF

Hallen on May 23rd 1971  -  Unknown

     

GANNETS, CORMORANTS  -  4

   

NORTHERN GANNET  -  Morus bassanus

AF

 

SHAG  -  Phalacrocorax aristotelis

AF

Cromhall in August 1951  -  Unknown

CORMORANT  -  Phalacrocorax carbo

AF

 

Continental Cormorant  -  Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis

 

Oldbury Power Station on January 15th 2001  -  Unknown

     

IBIS, BITTERNS, HERONS, EGRETS  -  9

   

GLOSSY IBIS  -  Plegadis falcinellus

AE

Severn Beach, Northwick and Aust on October 14th 2009  -  Pam Buckle, Phil Baber

SPOONBILL  -  Platalea leucorodia

AEF

Severn Beach on April 18th 1998  - Rich Miles

BITTERN  -  Botaurus stellaris

AF

Hambrook in January 1891  -  Unknown

LITTLE BITTERN  -  Ixobrychus minutus

A

R Avon Keynsham/ Willsbridge on September 28th 1958  -  A Croote

NIGHT HERON  -  Nycticorax nycticorax

AE*F

Severnside on November 19th 1971  -  Unknown

CATTLE EGRET  -  Bubulcus ibis

AE

Littleton Brick Pits, Littleton-upon-Severn on April 24th 1993  -  Unknown

GREY HERON  -  Ardea cinerea

AF

 

GREAT WHITE EGRET  -  Ardea alba

A

Almondsbury/ Patchway area on November 30th 2012  -  Chris Heyworth

LITTLE EGRET  -  Egretta garzetta

AF

Northwick Warth on May 24th 1993  -  Unknown

     

RAPTORS  -  12

   

OSPREY  -  Pandion haliaetus

AE*F

Tortworth Court Lake in spring 1860  -  Unknown

HONEY BUZZARD  -  Pernis apivorus

A

Near Tortworth in spring 1897  -  Unknown

SPARROWHAWK  -  Accipiter nisus

AF

 

GOSHAWK  -  Accipiter gentilis

AC3E*F

Thornbury on June 25th 1989  -  Unknown

MARSH HARRIER  -  Circus aeruginosus

AF

Oldbury Power Station on May 1st 1983  - Unknown

HEN HARRIER  -  Circus cyaneus

AF

Northwick Warth on November 2nd 1980  -  Unknown

PALLID HARRIER  -  Circus macrourus

A

The Shire Valley, Marshfield on April 12th 2016  -  Martyn Hayes

MONTAGU'S HARRIER  -  Circus pygargus

AF

Marshfield on May 25th 1958  -  Unknown

RED KITE  -  Milvus milvus

AC3E*F

Near Tockington on March 3rd 1957  -  Unknown

BLACK KITE  -  Milvus migrans

AE

Nailey Farm, St. Catherine's Valley, Marshfield on May 26th 2009  -  John Mackenzie-Grieve

WHITE-TAILED EAGLE  -  Haliaeetus albicilla

AC3E*F

Dodington Park in December 1871  -  Unknown

BUZZARD  -  Buteo buteo

AE*F

 

     

OWLS  -  5

   

BARN OWL  -  Tyto alba

AE*F

 

TAWNY OWL  -  Strix aluco

AF

 

LITTLE OWL  -  Athene noctua

C1E*F

 

LONG-EARED OWL  -  Asio otus

AF

Near Frampton Cotterell in winter 1897  -  Unknown

SHORT-EARED OWL  -  Asio flammeus

AF

Severn Beach on October 6th 1942  -  Unknown

     

EXOTICS

   

KINGFISHER  -  Alcedo atthis ispida

AF

 

BEE-EATER  -  Merops apiaster

A

Severn Beach on May 13th 2007  -  Paul Bowerman

HOOPOE  -  Upupa epops

AE

Near Charfield sometime in 1878  -  Unknown

RING-NECKED PARAKEET  -  Psittacula krameri

C1E*

Brentry on September 28th 1996  -  Unknown

WAXWING  -  Bombycilla garrulus

AEF

Filton on February 23rd 1947  -  Unknown

DIPPER  -  Cinclus cinclus gularis

AF

 

GOLDEN ORIOLE  -  Oriolus oriolus

A

Littleton Brick Pits, Littleton-upon-Severn on June 26th 1954  -  Unknown

     

WOODPECKERS  -  4

   

WRYNECK  -  Jynx torquilla

AF

The Alveston area sometime in 1829  -  Unknown

LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER  -  Dryobates minor comminutus

AF

Little Stoke on February 1st 1942  -  Unknown

GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER  -  Dendrocopos major anglicus

AF

 

GREEN WOODPECKER  -  Picus viridis

AF

 

     

FALCONS  -  6

   

KESTREL  -  Falco tinnunculus

AF

 

RED-FOOTED FALCON  -  Falco vespertinus

A

Near Shepperdine on September 16th 1974  -  C Swaine

MERLIN  -  Falco columbarius aesalon

AF

 

Icelandic Merlin  -  Falco columbarius subaesalon

 

 

HOBBY  -  Falco subbuteo

AF

 

PEREGRINE  -  Falco peregrinus

AEF

 

     

SHRIKES  -  4

   

RED-BACKED SHRIKE  -  Lanius collurio

AF

Frequent in the Hallen area in the summer of 1874  -  Unknown

GREAT GREY SHRIKE  -  Lanius excubitor

AEF

Dyrham Park sometime in January 1891  -  Unknown

Steppe Grey Shrike  -  Lanius excubitor pallidirostris

 

Chipping Sodbury Common on August 29th 2022  -  Mark Coller

WOODCHAT SHRIKE  -  Lanius senator

A

Rushmead Lane, Marshfield on July 23rd 1989  -  Martyn Hayes, Mike Morse

     

CORVIDS  -  9

   

JAY  -  Garrulus glandarius rufitergum

AF

 

Continental Jay  -  Garrulus glandarius glandarius

 

 

MAGPIE  -  Pica pica

AF

 

JACKDAW  -  Coloeus monedula spermologus

AF

 

Nordic Jackdaw  -  Coloeus monedula monedula

 

George Lane, Marshfield on January 25th 2008  -  Rob Laughton

ROOK  -  Corvus frugilegus

AF

 

CARRION CROW  -  Corvus corone

AF

 

HOODED CROW  -  Corvus cornix

AF

Near Stoke Gifford sometime in 1920  -  Unknown

COMMON RAVEN  -  Corvus corax

AF

 

     

TITS  -  9

   

COAL TIT  -  Periparus ater britannicus

AF

 

Continental Coal Tit  -  Periparus ater ater

 

Hanging Hill/ Beach Wood area, Bitton on April 18th 2013  -  Brian Edge

MARSH TIT  -  Poecile palustris dresseri

A

 

WILLOW TIT  -  Poecile montanus kleinschmidti

A

Stoke Gifford on September 24th 1940  -  Unknown

BLUE TIT  -  Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus

AF

 

GREAT TIT  -  Parus major newtoni

AF

 

PENDULINE TIT  -  Remiz pendulinus

A

Dyrham Park, Dyrham on March 11th 2015  -  Mick Sheldon

BEARDED TIT  -  Panurus biarmicus

A

Littleton Brick Pits, Littleton-upon-Severn on April 5th 1981  -  Unknown

LONG-TAILED TIT  -  Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus

AF

 

     

LARKS  -  3

   

WOODLARK  -  Lullula arborea

AF

Severn Beach on September 9th 1941  -  Unknown

SKYLARK  -  Alauda arvensis

AF

 

SHORELARK  -  Eremophila alpestris

AF

Severn Beach on January 31st 1960  -  Unknown

     

SWALLOWS, MARTINS  -  4

   

SWALLOW  -  Hirundo rustica

AEF

 

RED-RUMPED SWALLOW  -  Cecropis daurica rufula

A

Severn Beach on September 17th 1977  -  Unknown

SAND MARTIN  -  Riparia riparia

AF

 

HOUSE MARTIN  -  Delichon urbicum

AF

 

     

WARBLERS, CRESTS  -  23

   

CETTI'S WARBLER  -  Cettia cetti

A

Littleton Brick Pits, Littleton-upon-Severn on July 23rd 1989  -  Unknown

WILLOW WARBLER  -  Phylloscopus trochilus

A

 

Northern Willow Warbler  -  Phylloscopus trochilus acredula

 

Cowhill near Thornbury sometime in May 1913 - Unknown

COMMON CHIFFCHAFF  -  Phylloscopus collybita

A

 

Scandinavian Chiffchaff  -  Phylloscopus collybita abietinus

 

Severn Beach on September 9th 1995  -  Unknown

Siberian Chiffchaff  -  Phylloscopus collybita tristis

 

Emerson's Green on January 1st 2005  -  Andy Jordan

IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF  -  Phylloscopus ibericus

A

Kingsgate Park, Yate on March 25th 2017  -  Mark Coller

WOOD WARBLER  -  Phylloscopus sibilatrix

A

Petty France on May 7th 1944  -  Unknown

YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER  -  Phylloscopus inornatus

A

Old Passage on October 12th 2001  -  Dick Reader

AQUATIC WARBLER  -  Acrocephalus paludicola

A

Littleton Brick Pits, Littleton-upon-Severn on August 14th 1976  -  M Rossiter

SEDGE WARBLER  -  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

AF

 

REED WARBLER  -  Acrocephalus scirpaceus

A

 

MARSH WARBLER  -  Acrocephalus palustris

A

Patchway sometime in June 1909  -  Unknown

ICTERINE WARBLER  -  Hippolais icterina

A

Fishpool Hill, Brentry on May 15th 1992  -  Mark Dadds

GRASSHOPPER WARBLER  -  Locustella naevia

A

Over sometime in May 1935  - Unknown

BLACKCAP  - Sylvia atricapilla

AF

 

GARDEN WARBLER  -  Sylvia borin

AF

 

LESSER WHITETHROAT  -  Sylvia curruca

AF

 

WHITETHROAT  -  Sylvia communis

AF

 

DARTFORD WARBLER  -  Sylvia undata

A

Northwick Warth on October 5th 2005  - Michael Woodman-Smith

WESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER  - Sylvia cantillans

A

Severn Beach on May 2nd 2004  -  John Martin

FIRECREST  -  Regulus ignicapilla

A

Hanham Hills, Hanham on January 5th 1980  -  Nigel Warren

GOLDCREST  -  Regulus regulus

AF

 

     

WREN, NUTHATCH, TREECREEPER  -  3

   

WREN  -  Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus

AF

 

NUTHATCH  -  Sitta europaea caesia

AF

 

TREECREEPER  -  Certhia familiaris brittanica

AF

 

     

STARLINGS  -  2

   

ROSE-COLOURED STARLING  -  Pastor roseus

AE

Launceston Avenue, Hanham on December 8th 2000  - Rob Laughton

STARLING  -  Sturnus vulgaris

AF

 

     

THRUSHES  -  9

   

RING OUZEL  -  Turdus torquatus

AF

Almondsbury sometime in the spring of 1899  - Unknown

BLACKBIRD  -  Turdus merula

AF

 

Continental Blackbird  -  Turdus merula merula

 

 

FIELDFARE  -  Turdus pilaris

AF

 

REDWING  -  Turdus iliacus

AF

 

Icelandic Redwing  -  Turdus iliacus coburni

 

 

SONG THRUSH  -  Turdus philomelos clarkei

AF

 

Continental Song Thrush  -  Turdus philomelos philomelos

 

 

MISTLE THRUSH  -  Turdus viscivorus

AF

 

     

FLYCATCHERS, CHATS, WHEATEARS, ACCENTORS  -  17

   

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER  -  Muscicapa striata

AF

 

PIED FLYCATCHER  -  Ficedula hypoleuca

A

Shepperdine sometime in May 1905  -  Unknown

ROBIN  -  Erithacus rubecula melophilus

AF

 

Continental Robin  -  Erithacus rubecula rubecula

 

 

BLUETHROAT  -  Luscinia svecica

A

Rushmead Lane, Marshfield on May 14th 1998  -  Paul Chadwick

White-spotted Bluethroat  -  Luscinia svecica cyanecula

 

Britannia Court, Staple Hill, Bristol on June 19th 2010  -  Janet Farley

NIGHTINGALE  -  Luscinia megarhynchos

A

Noted as a summer visitor in 1962  - BNS Publications

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL  -  Tarsiger cyanurus

AE

The Shire Valley, Marshfield on February 3rd 2014  -  John Barnett

BLACK REDSTART  -  Phoenicurus ochruros gibraltariensis

AF

Severn Beach on March 28th 1937  -  Unknown

REDSTART  -  Phoenicurus phoenicurus

AF

 

WHINCHAT  -  Saxicola rubetra

AF

 

STONECHAT  -  Saxicola rubicola hibernans

A

 

WHEATEAR  -  Oenanthe oenanthe

AF

 

Greenland Wheatear  -  Oenanthe oenanthe leucorhoa

 

 

DESERT WHEATEAR  -  Oenanthe deserti

A

Severn Beach on December 11th 2013  -  Paul Bowerman

PIED WHEATEAR  -  Oenanthe pleschanka

A

Sailing Club, Oldbury-on-Severn on October 25th 2011  - Daryl Spittle

DUNNOCK  -  Prunella modularis occidentalis

AF

 

     

WAGTAILS  -  9

   

YELLOW WAGTAIL  -  Motacilla flava flavissima

AF

 

Ashy-headed Wagtail  -  Motacilla flava cinereocapilla

 

Northwick Warth on April 15th 2018  -  Mark Coller

Blue-headed Wagtail  -  Motacilla flava flava

 

Severn Beach on April 23rd 1954  -  Unknown

Grey-headed Wagtail  -  Motacilla flava thunbergi

 

Northwick Warth on September 26th 2009  -  John Martin

EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL  -  Motacilla tschutschensis

A

Aust STW, Aust on December 16th 1993  -  Paul Bowerman

CITRINE WAGTAIL  -  Motacilla citreola

A

Pilning WR, New Passage on April 24th 2019  -  Aravind Ramesh

GREY WAGTAIL  -  Motacilla cinerea

AF

 

PIED WAGTAIL  -  Motacilla alba yarrellii

AF

 

White Wagtail  -  Motacilla alba alba

 

 

     

PIPITS  -  7

   

RICHARDS PIPIT   -  Anthus richardi

AF

Aust Warth on November 27th 1993  -  Unknown

MEADOW PIPIT  -  Anthus pratensis

AF

 

TREE PIPIT  -  Anthus trivialis

A

 

RED-THROATED PIPIT  -  Anthus cervinus

A

Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area on April 22nd 2012  -  John Martin

WATER PIPIT  -  Anthus spinoletta

AF

New Passage on April 1st 1960  -  Unknown

ROCK PIPIT  -  Anthus petrosus

AF

 

Scandinavian Rock Pipit  -  Anthus petrosus littoralis

 

New Passage sometime in March 1870  -  Unknown

     

FINCHES, BUNTINGS  -  27

   

HOUSE SPARROW  -  Passer domesticus

AF

 

TREE SPARROW  -  Passer montanus

AF

Dyrham Park sometime in November 1941  -  Unknown

CHAFFINCH  -  Fringilla coelebs gengleri

AEF  

Continental Chaffinch  -  Fringilla coelebs coelebs

 

 

BRAMBLING  -  Fringilla montifringilla

A

 

HAWFINCH  -  Coccothraustes coccothraustes

AF

Breeding in the Almondsbury area sometime in 1874  -  BNS Publications

BULLFINCH  -  Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata

AF

 

COMMON ROSEFINCH  -  Carpodacus erythrinus

A

Leap Valley Downend on September 22nd 2001  -  Andy Jordan

GREENFINCH  -  Chloris chloris

AEF

 

TWITE  -  Linaria flavirostris pipilans

AF

Severnside sometime in January 1978  -  Unknown

LINNET  -  Linaria cannabina

AF

 

COMMON REDPOLL  -  Acanthis flammea

AF

Thornbury Golf Course on February 10th 2004  -  Matt Plenty

Icelandic Redpoll  -  Acanthis flammea islandica

 

Severn Way, New Passage on May 5th 2016  -  Paul Bowerman

LESSER REDPOLL  -  Acanthis cabaret

A

 

CROSSBILL  -  Loxia curvirostra

AF

Alveston area sometime in 1829  -  Unknown

GOLDFINCH  -  Carduelis carduelis britannica

AF

 

SERIN  -  Serinus serinus

AF

New Passage on April 6th 2017  -  Paul Bowerman

SISKIN  -  Spinus spinus

A

 

CORN BUNTING  -  Emberiza calandra

AF

 

CIRL BUNTING  -  Emberiza cirlus

A

Resident at Alveston sometime in 1845  -  BNS Publications

BLACK-HEADED BUNTING  -  Emberiza melanocephala

AE

Shackleton Avenue, Yate on June 7th 2009  -  Mark Coller

REED BUNTING  -  Emberiza schoeniclus

AF

 

LITTLE BUNTING  -  Emberiza pusilla

A

Oldbury Power Station on April 13th 2021  -  Pete Hazelwood

YELLOWHAMMER  -  Emberiza citrinella

AF  

ORTOLAN BUNTING  -  Emberiza hortulana

AE

Northwick Warth on September 13th 2018  -  Paul Bowerman

LAPLAND BUNTING  -  Calcarius lapponicus

AF

Severn Beach on December 18th 1981  -  Unknown

SNOW BUNTING  -  Plectrophenax nivalis

AF

Littleton-upon-Severn on January 2nd 1948  -  Unknown

 


 

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES  -  10

CAT FIRST RECORDED: LOCATION  |  DATE  |  FINDER(S)

ROSS'S GOOSE  -  Anser rossii

AE*

Aust/ Northwick Warth/ New Passage area on January 22nd 2023

LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE  -  Anser erythropus

AE*F

In flight from Swinhay House Lake, Gloucestershire into S. Gloucestershire airspace on February 5th 2024

Skua Species  -  Stercorarius Species

 

The Severnside environs

Diver Species  -  Gavia Species

 

The Severnside environs

Black/ White-bellied Storm Petrel  -  Fregetta tropica/ grallaria

 

Severn Beach on November 25th 2009

Dark-rumped Petrel  -  Hydrobates Species

 

In flight to the north-east from New Passage on September 3rd 1983

Harrier Species  -  Circus Species

 

A number of sites across the recording area

Channel Wagtail  -  Motacilla flava x flavissima  -  (hybrid)

 

Northwick Warth on May 18th 2009

GREAT BUSTARD  -  Otis tarda

AE*F

Holm Mead, Willsbridge on January 10th 2008

European Stonechat  -  Saxicola rubicola rubicola

 

Aust Warth on March 15th 2023

 


 

Occurrences of unknown origin  -  7

CAT

FIRST RECORDED: LOCATION  |  DATE  |  FINDER(S)

GOLDEN PHEASANT  -  Chrysolophus pictus

C6E*

Two males in Lady's Wood, near Wickwar on November 7th 2004

A male at Lower Woods, Wickwar on January 30th 2014

A male at Lower Woods, Wickwar on April 16th 2015

 

LADY AMHERST'S PHEASANT  -  Chrysolophus amherstiae

C6E*

A male in Lady's Wood, near Wickwar on November 7th 2004

A male on West Littleton Down, West Littleton on May 7th 2017

 

SNOW GOOSE  -  Anser caerulescens

AC2E*

Three over the R. Severn at Severn Beach on June 14th - 15th 1977

One at New Passage on September 15th 1978

One at Severn Beach on April 18th 1979

Two at Oldbury Power Station on May 29th 1989

Two white morph on Northwick Warth on April 29th 1993

Five on Northwick Warth on June 7th - 9th 2001

 

Todd's Canada Goose  -  Branta canadensis interior/ parvipes

 

One in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area on April 12th - 26th 2013

One in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area from August 17th - September 9th and November to year end in 2014

One in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area from January 1st - April 5th and August 13th with two in early September in 2015

 

Flamingo Species -  Phoenicopterus Species

 

One at New Passage on April 7th 1978

 

SNOWY OWL  -  Bubo scandiacus

AEF

One reported on Engine Common, Yate on December 13th 2000

 

Downy Woodpecker  -  Picoides pubescens

 

One was obtained at or near Frampton Cotterell on January 14th 1908

 


 

 

 

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