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Rare

Species currently considered for acceptance by the British Birds Rarities Committee (or forms of equivalent rarity).

Warbler, Savi'sLocustella luscinioides  

Scarce

Broadly speaking, species that are covered in British Birds' annual review of scarce species (and forms of similar rarity).

BluethroatLuscinia svecica  
Buzzard, HoneyPernis apivorus  
CorncrakeCrex crex  
Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana  
Crane, CommonGrus grus  
Curlew, StoneBurhinus oedicnemus  
Eagle, White-tailedHaliaeetus albicilla  
Harrier, Montagu'sCircus pygargus  
Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea  
HoopoeUpupa epops  
Oriole, GoldenOriolus oriolus  
Petrel, Leach's StormOceanodroma leucorhoa  
Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus  
Pipit, Richard'sAnthus richardi  
Plover, KentishCharadrius alexandrinus  
Rosefinch, CommonCarpodacus erythrinus  
SerinSerinus serinus  
Shrike, Great GreyLanius excubitor  
Shrike, Red-backedLanius collurio  
Stint, Temminck'sCalidris temminckii  
Warbler, BarredSylvia nisoria  
Warbler, IcterineHippolais icterina  
Warbler, MarshAcrocephalus palustris  
Warbler, Pallas'sPhylloscopus proregulus  
WryneckJynx torquilla  

Local

Generally fairly regular or common species that a 'county lister' or a birding beginner might be interested in going to see.

AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta  
BitternBotaurus stellaris  
Bunting, CirlEmberiza cirlus  
Bunting, LaplandCalcarius lapponicus  
Bunting, SnowPlectrophenax nivalis  
CapercaillieTetrao urogallus  
ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax  
Crossbill, ScottishLoxia scotica  
Crow, HoodedCorvus cornix  
Diver, Black-throatedGavia arctica  
Diver, Great NorthernGavia immer  
Diver, Red-throatedGavia stellata  
DotterelCharadrius morinellus  
Dove, TurtleStreptopelia turtur  
Duck, Long-tailedClangula hyemalis  
Duck, MandarinAix galericulata  
Duck, RuddyOxyura jamaicensis  
Eagle, GoldenAquila chrysaetos  
EiderSomateria mollissima  
Falcon, PeregrineFalco peregrinus  
FirecrestRegulus ignicapilla  
Flycatcher, PiedFicedula hypoleuca  
FulmarFulmarus glacialis  
GannetMorus bassanus  
GarganeyAnas querquedula  
Goose, BeanAnser fabalis  
Goose, BrentBranta bernicla  
Goose, White-frontedAnser albifrons  
GoshawkAccipiter gentilis  
Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis  
Grebe, Red-neckedPodiceps grisegena  
Grebe, SlavonianPodiceps auritus  
Grouse, BlackLyrurus tetrix  
Guillemot, BlackCepphus grylle  
Gull, LittleHydrocoloeus minutus  
Gull, MediterraneanIchthyaetus melanocephalus  
Harrier, HenCircus cyaneus  
Harrier, MarshCircus aeruginosus  
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes  
Kite, RedMilvus milvus  
KittiwakeRissa tridactyla  
Lark, ShoreEremophila alpestris  
Lark, WoodLullula arborea  
MerlinFalco columbarius  
NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos  
NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus  
OspreyPandion haliaetus  
Ouzel, RingTurdus torquatus  
Owl, Long-earedAsio otus  
Owl, Short-earedAsio flammeus  
Petrel, European StormHydrobates pelagicus  
Pheasant, GoldenChrysolophus pictus  
Pipit, WaterAnthus spinoletta  
PtarmiganLagopus muta  
PuffinFratercula arctica  
QuailCoturnix coturnix  
RazorbillAlca torda  
Redshank, SpottedTringa erythropus  
Redstart, BlackPhoenicurus ochruros  
Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea  
Sandpiper, PurpleCalidris maritima  
Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola  
ScaupAythya marila  
ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelis  
Shearwater, ManxPuffinus puffinus  
Skua, GreatStercorarius skua  
SmewMergellus albellus  
Snipe, JackLymnocryptes minimus  
Stint, LittleCalidris minuta  
Swan, Bewick'sCygnus columbianus bewickii  
Swan, WhooperCygnus cygnus  
Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea  
Tern, BlackChlidonias niger  
Tern, LittleSternula albifrons  
Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii  
Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis  
Tit, BeardedPanurus biarmicus  
Tit, CrestedLophophanes cristatus  
Tit, WillowPoecile montanus  
TwiteCarduelis flavirostris  
Warbler, Cetti'sCettia cetti  
Warbler, DartfordSylvia undata  
Warbler, GrasshopperLocustella naevia  
Warbler, WoodPhylloscopus sibilatrix  
Warbler, Yellow-browedPhylloscopus inornatus  
WaxwingBombycilla garrulus  
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus  
WoodcockScolopax rusticola  
Woodpecker, Lesser SpottedDendrocopos minor  

Common

Common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles.

BlackbirdTurdus merula  
BlackcapSylvia atricapilla  
BramblingFringilla montifringilla  
BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula  
Bunting, CornEmberiza calandra  
Bunting, ReedEmberiza schoeniclus  
Buzzard, CommonButeo buteo  
ChaffinchFringilla coelebs  
ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita  
CootFulica atra  
CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo  
Crossbill, CommonLoxia curvirostra  
Crow, CarrionCorvus corone  
CuckooCuculus canorus  
CurlewNumenius arquata  
DipperCinclus cinclus  
Dove, CollaredStreptopelia decaocto  
Dove, StockColumba oenas  
Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula  
DunlinCalidris alpina  
DunnockPrunella modularis  
FieldfareTurdus pilaris  
Flycatcher, SpottedMuscicapa striata  
GadwallAnas strepera  
Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica  
Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa  
GoldcrestRegulus regulus  
GoldeneyeBucephala clangula  
GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis  
GoosanderMergus merganser  
Goose, BarnacleBranta leucopsis  
Goose, CanadaBranta canadensis  
Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca  
Goose, GreylagAnser anser  
Goose, Pink-footedAnser brachyrhynchus  
Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus  
Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis  
GreenfinchChloris chloris  
GreenshankTringa nebularia  
Grouse, RedLagopus lagopus scotica  
GuillemotUria aalge  
Gull, Black-headedChroicocephalus ridibundus  
Gull, CommonLarus canus  
Gull, Great Black-backedLarus marinus  
Gull, HerringLarus argentatus  
Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus  
Heron, GreyArdea cinerea  
HobbyFalco subbuteo  
JackdawColoeus monedula  
JayGarrulus glandarius  
Kestrel, CommonFalco tinnunculus  
Kingfisher, CommonAlcedo atthis  
KnotCalidris canutus  
LapwingVanellus vanellus  
Lark, SkyAlauda arvensis  
LinnetCarduelis cannabina  
MagpiePica pica  
MallardAnas platyrhynchos  
Martin, HouseDelichon urbicum  
Martin, SandRiparia riparia  
Merganser, Red-breastedMergus serrator  
MoorhenGallinula chloropus  
NuthatchSitta europaea  
Owl, BarnTyto alba  
Owl, LittleAthene noctua  
Owl, TawnyStrix aluco  
OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus  
Parakeet, Ring-neckedPsittacula krameri  
Partridge, GreyPerdix perdix  
Partridge, Red-leggedAlectoris rufa  
PheasantPhasianus colchicus  
Pigeon, Feral/Dove, RockColumba livia  
Pigeon, WoodColumba palumbus  
PintailAnas acuta  
Pipit, MeadowAnthus pratensis  
Pipit, RockAnthus petrosus  
Pipit, TreeAnthus trivialis  
Plover, GoldenPluvialis apricaria  
Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola  
Plover, Little RingedCharadrius dubius  
Plover, RingedCharadrius hiaticula  
PochardAythya ferina  
Rail, WaterRallus aquaticus  
RavenCorvus corax  
Redpoll, LesserCarduelis cabaret  
Redshank, CommonTringa totanus  
Redstart, CommonPhoenicurus phoenicurus  
RedwingTurdus iliacus  
RobinErithacus rubecula  
RookCorvus frugilegus  
RuffPhilomachus pugnax  
SanderlingCalidris alba  
Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos  
Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus  
Scoter, CommonMelanitta nigra  
ShelduckTadorna tadorna  
ShovelerAnas clypeata  
SiskinCarduelis spinus  
Skua, ArcticStercorarius parasiticus  
Snipe, CommonGallinago gallinago  
Sparrow, HousePasser domesticus  
Sparrow, TreePasser montanus  
SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus  
StarlingSturnus vulgaris  
Stonechat, EuropeanSaxicola rubicola  
SwallowHirundo rustica  
Swan, MuteCygnus olor  
Swift, CommonApus apus  
TealAnas crecca  
Tern, CommonSterna hirundo  
Thrush, MistleTurdus viscivorus  
Thrush, SongTurdus philomelos  
Tit, BlueCyanistes caeruleus  
Tit, CoalPeriparus ater  
Tit, GreatParus major  
Tit, Long-tailedAegithalos caudatus  
Tit, MarshPoecile palustris  
Treecreeper, CommonCerthia familiaris  
TurnstoneArenaria interpres  
Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea  
Wagtail, PiedMotacilla alba yarrellii  
Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava  
Warbler, GardenSylvia borin  
Warbler, ReedAcrocephalus scirpaceus  
Warbler, SedgeAcrocephalus schoenobaenus  
Warbler, WillowPhylloscopus trochilus  
Wheatear, NorthernOenanthe oenanthe  
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra  
Whitethroat, CommonSylvia communis  
Whitethroat, LesserSylvia curruca  
WigeonAnas penelope  
Woodpecker, Great SpottedDendrocopos major  
Woodpecker, GreenPicus viridis  
WrenTroglodytes troglodytes  
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella  

250 species listed.

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