Cornwall County List 2018

Provisional list of birds seen in 2018.

No.Species DateNotes 
1Barn Owl1st January
2Barnacle GooseOf unknown origin
3Bar-tailed Godwit
4Blackbird
5Blackcap
6Black Redstart
7Black-headed Gull
8Black-necked Grebe
9Black-tailed Godwit
10Black-throated Diver
11Blue Tit
12Brent Goose
13Bullfinch
14Buzzard
15Canada Goose
16Carrion Crow
17Cattle Egret
18Cetti's Warbler
19Chaffinch
20Chiffchaff
21Chough
22Coal Tit
23Collared Dove
24Common Gull
25Common Sandpiper
26Common Scoter
27Coot
28Cormorant
29Curlew
30Dipper
31Dunnock
32Dunlin
33Eider
34Feral Pigeon
35Fieldfare
36Firecrest
37Fulmar
38Gadwall
39Gannet
40Glossy Ibis
41Goldcrest
42Golden Plover
43Goldeneye
44Goldfinch
45Goosander
46Great Black-backed Gull
47Great Crested Grebe
48Great Northern Diver
49Great Spotted Woodpecker
50Great Tit
51Green Sandpiper
52Greenfinch
53Greenshank
54Grey Heron
55Grey Plover
56Grey Wagtail
57Guillemot
58Hawfinch
59Herring Gull
60House Sparrow
61Jackdaw
62Jay
63Kestrel
64Kingfisher
65Kittiwake
66Knot
67Lapwing
68Lesser Black-backed Gull
69Lesser Scaup
70Linnet
71Little Egret
72Little Grebe
73Long-tailed Duck
74Long-tailed Tit
75Magpie
76Mallard
77Marsh Tit
78Meadow Pipit
79Mediterranean Gull
80Merlin
81Mistle Thrush
82Moorhen
83Mute Swan
84Nuthatch
85Oystercatcher
86Peregrine
87Pheasant
88Pied Wagtail
89Pink-footed Goose
90Pintail
91Pochard
92Purple Sandpiper
93Raven
94Razorbill
95Redshank
96Red-throated Diver
97Redwing
98Reed Bunting
99Richard's Pipit
100Ring-billed Gull
101Ringed Plover
102Robin
103Rock Pipit
104Rook
105Ruff
106Sanderling
107Scaup
108Shag
109Shelduck
110Shoveler
111Skylark
112Slavonian Grebe
113Song Thrush
114Snipe
115Snow GooseOf unknown origin
116Sparrowhawk
117Spoonbill
118Spotted Redshank
119Starling
120Stonechat
121Surf Scoter
122Tawny Owl
123Teal
124Tufted Duck
125Turnstone
126Velvet Scoter
127Water Rail
128Whimbrel
129Wigeon
130Willow Tit
131Woodpigeon
132Wren
133Yellowhammer
134Avocet2nd January
Glaucous Gull
Jack Snipe
Rose-coloured Starling
Yellow-legged Gull
Brambling3rd January
140Caspian Gull
Iceland Gull
Manx Shearwater
Pomarine Skua
Red-breasted Merganser
Water Pipit
Yellow-browed Warbler4th January
Balearic Shearwater5th January
Grey Partridge
Ring Ouzel
150Woodcock
Lapland Bunting6th January
Woodlark
Stock Dove
Mandarin
Puffin
Treecreeper
Goshawk7th January
Egyptian Goose
Green Woodpecker
160Hen Harrier
Sandwich Tern
White-fronted Goose
Lesser Redpoll8th January
Siskin"
Great White Egret9th January
Lapland Bunting"
Great Skua10th January
Greylag Goose
Red-legged Partridge
170Corn Bunting11th January
Dartford Warbler14th January
Short-eared Owl
Marsh Harrier
Sooty Shearwater15th January
Kumlien's GulllIdentity unconfirmed - later bird(s) better candidates.
Little Auk19th January
Green-winged Teal
Cirl Bunting
Pacific Diver22nd January
180Red-necked Grebe
Whooper Swan30th January
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American Herring Gull4th February
Bittern17th February
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker25th February
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Sand Martin12th March
Wheatear 13th March
Swallow 17th March
Common Tern"
Hoopoe18th March
190Little Ringed Plover19th March
Willow Warbler 27th March
Hooded Crow29th March
White-billed Diver"
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House Martin4th April
Alpine Swift5th April
Osprey
Yellow Wagtail7th April
Whitethroat8th April
Turtle Dove9th April
200Tree Pipit "
Sedge Warbler11th April
Grasshopper Warbler
Garganey
Common Redstart
Red-rumped Swallow14th April
Pied Flycatcher
Reed Warbler16th April
Arctic Tern17th April
Little Tern"
210Purple Heron19th April
Bonaparte's Gull
Western Subalpine Warbler
Wood Warbler20th April
Common Swift29th April
Iberian Chiffchaff30th April
Garden Warbler
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Cuckoo1st May
Ring-necked Parakeet"
Golden Oriole"
220Tree Sparrow"
Serin6th May
Nightingale"
Woodchat Shrike"
Bee-eater7th May
Ortolan Bunting8th May
Roseate Tern11th May
Red Kite 14th May
Hobby "
Honey Buzzard21st May
230Long-tailed Skua27th May
Baird's Sandpiper28th May
Nightjar29th May
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Storm Petrel1st June
Wilson's Storm-petrel6th June
Buff-breasted Sandpiper12th June
Pacific Golden Plover26th June
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Franklin's Gull1st July
Arctic Skua 18th July
Marsh Sandpiper26th July
240Great Shearwater28th July
Cory's Shearwater"
Pectoral Sandpiper"
Wood Sandpiper"
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Trindade Petrel1st AugustWith BBRC
Fea's Petrel11th August
Melodious Warbler18th August
Lesser Whitethroat22nd August
Black Kite"
Little Gull23rd August
250Little Ringed Plover25th August
Scarlet Rosefinch"
Yelkouan Shearwater28th August
Aquatic Warbler29th August
Syke's Warbler30th August
Whinchat
Curlew Sandpiper31st August
Cackling Goose"Possible
Spotted Flycatcher
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Red-breasted Flycatcher4th September
260Citrine Wagtail"?
Crossbill9th September
Bulwers' Petrel13th SeptemberWith BBRC
Little Stint"
Glossy Ibis"
Red-backed Shrike14th September
Common Crane"
Leach's Storm-petrel18th September
Lesser Yellowlegs19th September
Red-eyed Vireo20th September
270Madeiran Storm-petrel"With BBRC
Black Tern21st September
Grey Phalarope"
Sabine's Gull"
Spotted Crake24th September
Tawny Pipit"
Dotterel29th September
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Brown Shrike1st October
Wryneck"
280Little Bunting8th October
Short-toed Lark14th October
White-rumped Sandpiper"
Grey Catbird15th October
Penduline Tit"
Frigatebird sp."
Ring-necked Duck16th October
Corncrake"
Red-breasted Flycatcher"
Snow Bunting18th October
290Dusky Warbler21st October
Temminck's Stint22nd October
Little Owl23rd October
Olive-backed Pipit28th OctoberProbable
Barred Warbler29th October
American Buff-bellied Pipit"
Pallas's Warbler"
Pied Wheatear11th November
Pallid Swift18th November
Red-crested Pochard29th November
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Siberian Chiffchaff
Pale-bellied Brent Goose4th January
Escapes/exotics (Cat C) -
Black Swan
Muscovy Duck
Bar-headed Goose
Mandarin Duck -Breeders white morph
Ferruginous DuckPresumed escape
Golden Pheasant
Quail3rd MarchPresumed escape
Additional
Red-throated Pipit(Meadow Pipit)
Audouin's Gull(Presumed red-billed Herring Gull)
American Golden Plover(Grey Plover)

This is a working list, all records are subject to ratification by county rarity panel or BBRC/BOU for acceptance to the official county list/county record.

Additional notes – Red-throated Pipit, January – interesting bird, proved to be a Meadow Pipit from photos. Audouin’s Gull, January – it should be noted that there were good records of a red-billed Herring Gull in the county around this time.

The Cornwall County List 2017 can be found in the members area >HERE< 

 

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