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St. Mary's St. Mary's, October 2010. © Craig Morris
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hide section Recent sightings in Isles of Scilly (10)

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10 reports returned.

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County Recorder
 Nigel Hudson, Carn Ithen, Trench Lane, Old Town, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly TR21 0PA
 01720 422917
 

Isle of Scilly Bird Group
 http://www.scilly-birding.co.uk/

Scilly Pelagics website
 http://www.scillypelagics.com/

hide section Past rarities in Isles of Scilly (156 species)

The following species have occurred in Isles of Scilly and are listed in the ORB archive. Bird News Extra subscribers can click on each species for details of past Isles of Scilly records.

Pied-billed Grebe  
Albatross sp.  
Black-browed Albatross  
Fea's Petrel  
Fea's/Madeira Petrel  
Barolo Shearwater  
Swinhoe's Storm-petrel  
Madeiran Storm-petrel complex  
Red-billed Tropicbird  
American Bittern  
Little Bittern  
Squacco Heron  
Great Blue Heron  
Black Stork  
American Black Duck  
Blue-winged Teal  
Lesser Scaup  
Bufflehead  
Short-toed Eagle  
Pallid Harrier  
Lesser Kestrel  
Gyr Falcon  
Sora Rail  
Little Crake  
Purple Gallinule  
Little Bustard  
Black-winged Stilt  
Cream-coloured Courser  
Collared Pratincole  
Semipalmated Plover  
Killdeer  
Caspian Plover  
American Golden/Pacific Golden Plover  
Pacific Golden Plover  
Sociable Lapwing  
Semipalmated Sandpiper  
Western Sandpiper  
Least Sandpiper  
Baird's Sandpiper  
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper  
Wilson's Snipe  
Great Snipe  
Dowitcher sp.  
Short-billed Dowitcher  
Long-billed Dowitcher  
Eskimo Curlew  
Hudsonian Whimbrel  
Upland Sandpiper  
Marsh Sandpiper  
Greater Yellowlegs  
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Solitary Sandpiper  
Terek Sandpiper  
Spotted Sandpiper  
Wilson's Phalarope  
"Southern" Skua  
Laughing Gull  
Franklin's Gull  
Bonaparte's Gull  
American Herring Gull  
Ivory Gull  
Gull-billed Tern  
Lesser Crested Tern  
Bridled Tern  
Whiskered Tern  
Pallas's Sandgrouse  
Oriental Turtle Dove  
Great Spotted Cuckoo  
Black-billed Cuckoo  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  
Eurasian Scops Owl  
Snowy Owl  
Common Nighthawk  
Chimney Swift  
Pallid Swift  
Little Swift  
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater  
European Roller  
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  
Calandra Lark  
Bimaculated Lark  
Tree Swallow  
Cliff Swallow  
Blyth's Pipit  
Pechora Pipit  
Buff-bellied Pipit  
Black-headed Wagtail (ssp. feldegg)  
Citrine Wagtail  
Alpine Accentor  
Thrush Nightingale  
Red-flanked Bluetail  
Siberian Stonechat  
Isabelline Wheatear  
Pied Wheatear  
Black-eared Wheatear  
Desert Wheatear  
Rock Thrush  
Blue Rock Thrush  
White's Thrush  
Siberian Thrush  
Wood Thrush  
Hermit Thrush  
Swainson's Thrush  
Grey-cheeked Thrush  
Eyebrowed Thrush  
Black-throated Thrush  
American Robin  
Lanceolated Warbler  
Savi's Warbler  
Paddyfield Warbler  
Blyth's Reed Warbler  
Great Reed Warbler  
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler  
Booted Warbler  
Sykes's Warbler  
Spectacled Warbler  
Sardinian Warbler  
Eastern Orphean/Western Orphean Warbler  
Green Warbler  
Two-barred Greenish Warbler (ssp. plumbeitarsus)  
Arctic Warbler  
Hume's Warbler  
Eastern Bonelli's/Western Bonelli's Warbler  
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler  
Western Bonelli's Warbler  
Iberian Chiffchaff  
Collared Flycatcher  
Eurasian Penduline Tit  
Brown Shrike  
Isabelline Shrike  
Lesser Grey Shrike  
Southern Grey Shrike  
Balearic Woodchat Shrike (ssp. badius)  
Masked Shrike  
Spotted Nutcracker  
Spanish Sparrow  
Philadelphia Vireo  
Red-eyed Vireo  
Black-and-white Warbler  
Northern Parula  
Magnolia Warbler  
Yellow-rumped Warbler  
Blackpoll Warbler  
Ovenbird  
Northern Waterthrush  
Common Yellowthroat  
Hooded Warbler  
Scarlet Tanager  
White-throated Sparrow  
Pine Bunting  
Yellow-browed Bunting  
Yellow-breasted Bunting  
Black-headed Bunting  
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  
Bobolink  
Baltimore Oriole  

hide section Articles (18)

Wed 31/10/12
Silent Scilly Skies: Farewell to British International Helicopters
Silent Scilly Skies: Farewell to British International Helicopters
Paul Pearson reminisces about a trip to Scilly by helicopter.  read on read on
Sat 14/04/12
Northern Waterthrush on St Mary's
Northern Waterthrush on St Mary's
Graham Gordon tells the tale of Scilly's long-staying Northern Waterthrush.  read on read on
Fri 02/03/12
Underdogs
Underdogs
Graham Gordon looks at some of the less celebrated birds on Scilly in 2011.  read on read on
Tue 27/09/11
Rarity finders: 30 years on - Magnolia Warbler on Isles of Scilly
Rarity finders 30 years on – Magnolia Warbler on Isles of Scilly
Shane Enright relives finding the Magnolia Warbler on St Agnes in 1981.  read on read on
Thu 26/08/10
A Scilly Pelagic in search of Stormies
A Scilly Pelagic in search of Stormies
Join the Steves as they suffer sea-sickness and third-degree burns in the pursuit of petrels.  read on read on
Wed 02/06/10 Webzine subscribers only
Always carry a bucket of potatoes with you, wherever you go
Always carry a bucket of potatoes with you, wherever you go
St Agnes resident and BirdGuides correspondent Graham Gordon has a tip for finding more rarities.  log in log in
Sun 24/01/10 Webzine subscribers only
Scilly brings sanctuary on the seashore
Scilly brings sanctuary on the seashore
Graham Gordon updates us on an uninspiring autumn and a catastrophic cold spell on the Isles.  log in log in
Fri 10/07/09 Webzine subscribers only
A Scilly Diary: As good as it gets
A Scilly Diary: As good as it gets
Graham Gordon's latest instalment from the isles is packed with spring goodies such as Red-throated Pipit and Black-eared Wheatear.  log in log in
Sat 31/01/09 Webzine subscribers only
Scillonian Skua
Scillonian Skua
Ross Ahmed presents a short note on the identification of tricky sub-adult skuas.  log in log in
Sat 13/12/08 Webzine subscribers only
Scilly Diary part IV: and now over to St Mary's
Scilly Diary part IV: and now over to St Mary's
The latest instalment of Graham Gordon's Scillonian adventures.  log in log in
Mon 24/11/08 Webzine subscribers only
Reds come from behind to snatch victory after City have man sent home
Reds come from behind to snatch victory after City have man sent home
Catch up with BirdGuides correspondent Graham Gordon's account of October's bird highlights on St Agnes, Isles of Scilly.  log in log in
Wed 17/09/08
BOURC/BBRC: Wilson's Snipe admitted to Category A of the British List
BOURC/BBRC Wilson's Snipe admitted to Category A of the British List
The British Ornithologists' Union Records Committee (BOURC) has accepted the record of a juvenile American Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago delicata on St Mary’s, Scilly, from 9th October 1998 until 7th April 1999 as the first for Britain.  read on read on
Tue 16/09/08 Webzine subscribers only
A Scilly diary (Part Two): A change of wind; a change of fortune
A Scilly diary (Part Two): A change of wind; a change of fortune
BirdGuides correspondent Graham Gordon is on the Isles of Scilly. An unpromising summer has finally given way to an autumnal fall.  log in log in
Tue 12/08/08
Review: Best Birdwatching Sites in Cornwall and Scilly by Sara McMahon and Nigel Hudson
Review Best Birdwatching Sites in Cornwall and Scilly by Sara McMahon and Nigel Hudson
Mark Golley reviews the latest in this excellent series of books, and pronounces it an essential for anyone visiting the area.  read on read on
Tue 27/05/08 Webzine subscribers only
A Scilly diary (Part One): Red-rumped Swallow Stops Play
A Scilly diary (Part One): Red-rumped Swallow Stops Play
BirdGuides correspondent Graham Gordon is on the Isles of Scilly. Read all about it: birds and cricket on the magical islands.  log in log in
Thu 22/09/05 Webzine subscribers only
Common Nighthawk, Bryher 28th October 1999
Common Nighthawk, Bryher 28th October 1999
Patrick Baglee recounts an exceptionally close encounter with a Common Nighthawk on the Isles of Scilly.  log in log in
Thu 15/09/05
BOURC: Fea's Petrel Admitted to Category A of the British List
BOURC Fea's Petrel Admitted to Category A of the British List
The British Ornithologists' Union Records Committee (BOURC) has admitted Fea's Petrel (Pterodroma feae) to Category A of the British List following acceptance of a report off the Scilly Isles in August 2001.  read on read on
Wed 23/10/02 Webzine subscribers only
Black-throated Thrush, Salakee Farm, St Mary's - 19th October 2002
Black-throated Thrush, Salakee Farm, St Mary's - 19th October 2002
There's nothing more exciting than finding your own rare birds. Marcus Lawson recounts the fortunate chain of events that led to him finding the fifth Black-throated Thrush for the Isles of Scilly.  log in log in

hide section Key sites and species in Isles of Scilly (8)

Isles of Scilly includes sites that are among the best in the country for the following species:

Ring-necked Duck
Cory's Shearwater
Little Egret
Merlin
Spotted Crake
Dotterel
Jack Snipe
Wryneck

Bird News Extra subscribers can log in to see a list of sites where these species may be found, with comments on their likelihood and the best areas to look.

hide section Birding sites in Isles of Scilly (21)

Click on a site name for more details of the site (Bird News Extra subscribers only), on a Grid reference for a map, on the picture thumbnail for images of the site (or on upload to share your own images), on "link" for a listing from BirdTrack, and on Add/Update to submit your own site details.

Grid references are generic references for the named sites and indicate the general area, not the exact location of any particular bird. No right of access should be inferred from the inclusion of these grid references.

SiteGRPicturesBirdTrackAdd/update details
Annet Annet ··SV8608 SV8608 upload upload link link update update
at sea at sea ··  Site picture (2 pictures)   update update
Bryher Bryher ··SV8715 SV8715 Site picture (3 pictures) link link update update
Eastern Isles Eastern Isles ··SV9414 SV9414 Site picture link link update update
Green Island Green Island ·SV883125 SV883125 upload upload link link add add
Gugh Gugh ··SV8908 SV8908 Site picture link link update update
Isles of Scilly Isles of Scilly ·SV9113 SV9113 upload upload link link add add
Northern Rocks Northern Rocks ·SV8513 SV8513 upload upload link link add add
Plumb Island Plumb Island ·SV9117 SV9117 upload upload link link add add
Puffin Island Puffin Island ·SV8813 SV8813 upload upload link link add add
Round Island Round Island ·SV902176 SV902176 upload upload link link add add
Samson Samson ··SV8712 SV8712 upload upload link link update update
Scilly pelagic Scilly pelagic ··  upload upload   update update
St. Agnes St. Agnes ··SV8708 SV8708 Site picture (8 pictures) link link update update
St. Helen's St. Helen's ·SV900170 SV900170 upload upload link link add add
St. Martin's St. Martin's ·SV9215 SV9215 upload upload link link add add
St. Mary's St. Mary's ··SV9110 SV9110 Site picture (19 pictures) link link update update
Stony Island Stony Island ·SV886127 SV886127 upload upload link link add add
Tean Tean ·SV9016 SV9016 upload upload link link add add
Tresco Tresco ··SV8914 SV8914 Site picture (9 pictures) link link update update
Western Rocks Western Rocks ·SV8306 SV8306 upload upload link link add add

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