We have now begun work on Birds in Cornwall 2018. There are a number of records where a description is needed before they can be accepted into the County Record and feature in BiC 2018. Details of these records are provided via the link to the file. If you have submitted one of these records you may already have been contacted by the County Recorder about providing more information or a description. If you have not yet been contacted and you recognise one of these incomplete records as being yours please do get in touch via email email@example.com or by filling out the rarity form on the CBWPS website and sending it in. Please help to keep the County Record as complete as possible!
Thanks very much,
Hilary & Phil, Editors Birds in Cornwall (BiC)
There are many records of birds requiring a description either for BBRC or at county level where more information is needed, ideally from the finder. Many are unattributed sightings (sometimes of well-watched birds) where a named observer for the dates given below would be very helpful.
Now that Birds in Cornwall (BiC) has been brought up to date with the publication of the 2015-16 report, timely submission of records is essential if it is to remain so. For this reason, future editions of BiC will no longer feature incomplete records. Instead, these records will be put up on the CBWPS website on a regular basis in the hope that this will encourage observers to send in descriptions and ensure that good or important birds are not missing from the county record. The records for 2017 where more information is required can be found on the spreadsheet HERE.
Please send any supporting details for the sightings on the dates specified to the County Recorder as soon as possible. Accepted records will then appear in the Systematic List of Birds in Cornwall 2018 and will be published in the County Bird Report.
Please visit the link below for the full list of records of birds required (including both date and location) throughout the year-
(The full list of species for which details are still required are:)
|Pink-footed Goose||Ring-necked Duck||Surf Scoter||Leach's Petrel||Wilson's Petrel|
|Pacific Diver||Cattle Egret||Great White Egret||Purple Heron||Black Kite|
|Honey Buzzard||Montagu's Harrier||Corncrake||Spotted Crake||Common Crane|
|Lesser Yellowlegs||Pectoral Sandpiper||Baird's Sandpiper||Dotterel||Stone Curlew
|Long-tailed Skua||Roseate Tern||American Herring Gull||Bonaparte's Gull||Caspian Gull
|Ring-billed Gull||Sabine's Gull||Iceland Gull (Kumlien's)||Black Guillemot||Little Owl
|Long-eared Owl||Alpine Swift||Pallid Swift||Bee-eater||Lesser Spotted Woodpecker|
|Gyr Falcon||Ring-necked Parakeet||Golden Oriole||Brown Shrike||Hooded Crow|
|Penduline Tit||Red-rumped Swallow||Melodious Warbler||Subalpine Warbler (Eastern)||Pallas's Warbler|
|Barred Warbler||Chiffchaff (Siberian - tristis)||Dusky Warbler||Eastern Olivaceous Warbler||Wood Warbler|
|Hume's Warbler||Iberian Chiffchaff||Nightingale||Red-breasted Flycatcher||Rose-coloured Starling|
|Citrine Wagtail||Buff-bellied Pipit||Olive-backed Pipit||Tawny Pipit||Tree Sparrow|
|Common Rosefinch||Hawfinch||Little Bunting||Ortolan Bunting||Red-eyed Vireo|
If you saw any of these species within the County within 2018 please do check out the link above and check the dates. Even if you were not the original finder it would still be very useful to receive a description, or in some cases appropriate photographic evidence in order to not lose these records from the County Record. If in doubt please contact the County Recorder as above.