Notable Dorset Bird Records

The location of Dorset makes it a prime area for migrant and vagrant birds mainly, but not exclusively, from the south and west to make landfall. Notable birds are frequently found here and this is a list of some of the most interesting sightings since the records database started in January 2017. Click any species name to see where it was recorded and when.

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Common Name (Click for full details) Alternative Name(s) Scientific Name Records
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 0
Bonapartes Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia 13
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans 1
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 27
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus 4
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 0
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 1
Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 11
Great White Egret Ardea alba 10
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensisr 20
Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus 2
Hoopoe Upupa epops 3
Humes Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei 9
Iceland Gull Larus Glaucoides 11
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 3
Kumliens Gull Larus glaucoides kumlieni 1
Lesser Yellow Legs Tringa flavipes 15
Little Gull Larus minutus 5
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus 0
Melodius Warbler Hippolais polyglotta 2
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 2
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus 2
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica 11
Richards Pipit Anthus richardi 5
Ringed-bill Gull Larus delawarernsis 3
Rose-coloured Starling Pastor roseus 2
Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla 7
Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristisrr 8
Snow Bunting Plectophenax nivalis 6
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata 3
Stome Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus 1
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans 7
Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus 9
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 2

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