West Midland Bird Club

County Lists for the Region, 1999

Introduction

These tables show all species in categories A to C of The British List reliably recorded in the four counties of the Region (within current boundaries) since records were kept. The regional total as at 31 December 1999 was 336. The year shown is the latest (to 1999) in which the species has been observed in each county.

Species in [square brackets] refer to birds on The British List which, within the Region, are not thought to have occurred except as escapes or releases from captivity and these do not contribute towards county totals: "nk" refers to reliable, but undated, 19th century records. A record shown as "<1836" occurred before that year. "(F)" denotes birds of feral origin (these are now placed in Category 1).

We would welcome details of birds you have seen in the four counties of the West Midland region.

The Lists

County Lists (as at the end of 1999)
Common Name Scientific Name Warks Worcs Staffs WM
Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 1996199719971996
Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica 1995199519991997
Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 1999199719961986
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 1999199919991999
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 1999199919991999
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena 1999199619981996
Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus 1999199819981999
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 1999199919991996
Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 1994198919931996
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea --1971-
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 1994199719961990
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus 1983196819901970
Leach's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa 1997199719891987
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus 1999199719931991
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 1999199919991999
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 1999199919991998
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris 1999199719991995
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus 198118651901< 1836
Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 1998198319871994
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides --1874-
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 199419931987-
Little Egret Egretta garzetta 1999199919991998
Great White Egret Ardea alba 19951999-1995
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 1999199919991999
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 199019821994-
Black Stork Ciconia nigra -19561985-
White Stork Ciconia ciconia 1999199819991986
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus --1840-
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 1999199919981999
Mute Swan Cygnus olor 1999199919991999
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus 1999199919991999
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 1999199919991998
Bean Goose Anser fabalis 199619991994-
Pink-footed Goose (F) Anser brachyrhynchus 1999199919991998
White-fronted Goose (F) Anser albifrons 1999199919981997
[Lesser White-fronted Goose]   (F) Anser erythropus 1991-1999-
Greylag Goose (F) Anser anser 1999199919991999
[Snow Goose] (F) Anser caerulescens 1999199919961999
Canada Goose Branta canadensis 1999199919991999
Barnacle Goose (F) Branta leucopsis 1999199919991999
Brent Goose Branta bernicla 1997199919991997
[Red-breasted Goose] (F) Branta ruficollis 197319961992-
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus 1999198919991999
Ruddy Shelduck (F) Tadorna ferruginea 1999199619991998
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 1999199919991999
Mandarin Duck (F) Aix galericulata 1999199919991999
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope 1999199919991999
American Wigeon Anas americana 1987-1998-
Gadwall Anas strepera 1999199919991999
Common Teal Anas crecca 1999199919991999
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis 199019931995-
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 1999199919991999
Northern Pintail Anas acuta 1999199919991999
Garganey Anas querquedula 1999199919991999
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors 198919891996-
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata 1999199919991999
Red-crested Pochard (F) Netta rufina 1999199919991999
Common Pochard Aythya ferina 1999199919991999
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 199919901977-
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 1998199919991998
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 1999199919991999
Greater Scaup Aythya marila 1999199919991997
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis --1987-
Common Eider Somateria mollissima 1993199919991993
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 1992199919961991
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 1999199919991998
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata 1986---
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca 1995198519921994
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 1999199919991999
Smew Mergellus albellus 1999199919991999
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 1998199919991999
Goosander Mergus merganser 1999199919991999
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis 1999199919991999
Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus 1999199919991996
Black Kite Milvus migrans -198619911998
Red Kite Milvus milvus 1999199919991999
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla 189119451905-
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 1999199919991998
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus 1999199919991997
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus 1999199519981951
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis 1999199919991999
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 1999199919991999
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo 1999199919991999
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus 1994197919991996
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos --nk-
Osprey Pandion haliaetus 1999199919991999
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 1999199919991999
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus 1967-19771973
Merlin Falco columbarius 1999199919991999
Hobby Falco subbuteo 1999199919991999
Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus 1852-<1844 -
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 1999199919991999
Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus --19991868
Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix -191519991897
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa 1999199919991999
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix 1999199919991999
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix 1999199919991998
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 1999199919991999
[Golden Pheasant] (F) Chrysolophus pictus 1995197219981985
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 1999199919991999
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana 1998199919991998
Little Crake Porzana parva 1974---
Corn Crake Crex crex 1994198819881965
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 1999199919991999
Common Coot Fulica atra 1999199919991999
Common Crane Grus grus 1977199919911903
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax --c1899nk
Great Bustard Otis tarda -c1825--
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 1999199919991999
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 198719861995-
Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 1999199619951999
Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus 1853199619561991
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola 19961994--
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 1999199919991999
Great Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 1999199919991999
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 199319401995-
Dotterel Charadrius morinellus 199319991998-
American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica 1991---
European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 1999199919991999
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 1999199919991997
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus 1975---
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 1999199919991999
Red Knot Calidris canutus 1999199919991996
Sanderling Calidris alba 1999199919991999
Little Stint Calidris minuta 1999199919991999
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii 1999199919991993
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla -19881971-
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis -19961989-
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii 1996-1996-
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 1997199919991988
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 1999199919991999
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 1993198819981985
Dunlin Calidris alpina 1999199919991999
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus 1985---
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis 1995-1980-
Ruff Philomachus pugnax 1999199919991999
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus 1999199919991999
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago 1999199919991999
Great Snipe Gallinago media 1894-19541995
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus 19831990--
Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 1999199919991999
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 1999199919991999
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 1999199919991999
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 1999199919991999
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata 1999199919991999
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda 1851---
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus 1999199919991999
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 1999199919991999
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis --1974-
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia 1999199919991999
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes --1995-
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 1999199919991999
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 1999199919991999
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 1999199919991999
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia 1990-1982-
Turnstone Arenaria interpres 1999199919991999
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor 19961985--
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus 1988199919961893
Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius 1995199619991997
Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus 1997199919911985
Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus 1997199619991997
Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus -198719941991
Great Skua Catharacta skua 1998199419971994
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus 1999199919991999
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla -1996-1997
Little Gull Larus minutus 1999199919991998
Sabine's Gull Larus sabini 198919971996-
Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia 1992-1996-
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 1999199919991999
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis 1998199719991996
Common Gull Larus canus 1999199919991999
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 1999199919991999
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 1999199919991999
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides 1999199619991998
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 1999199919991999
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 1999199919991999
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 1999199919991999
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica 1899nk19891896
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia 1993197119991979
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 1999199919991998
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii 199319991983-
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 1999199919991999
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea 1999199919991999
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata --1852-
Little Tern Sterna albifrons 1999199819991999
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus 198719941970-
Black Tern Chlidonias niger 1999199919991999
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 1996199219921977
Common Guillemot Uria aalge nk-19201980
Razorbill Alca torda nk1953-1912
Little Auk Alle alle 1995199819961999
Puffin Fratercula arctica 1953196319831999
Pallas's Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes paradoxus 1888188819081888
Feral Pigeon Columba livia 1999199919991999
Stock Dove Columba oenas 1999199919991999
Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus 1999199919991999
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 1999199919991999
Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 1999199919991998
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri 1999199619981998
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 1999199919991999
Barn Owl Tyto alba 1999199919991999
Little Owl Athene noctua 1999199919991999
Tawny Owl Strix aluco 1999199919991999
Long-eared Owl Asio otus 1999199919991999
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 1999199919991998
Tengmalm's Owl Aegolius funereus -1901--
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus 1989199819991979
White-throated Needle-tail Hirundapus caudacutus --1991-
Common Swift Apus apus 1999199919991999
Alpine Swift Apus melba -199719961988
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 1999199919991999
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 18861970-1955
European Roller Coracias garrulus --1908-
Hoopoe Upupa epops 1995199919961997
Wryneck Jynx torquilla 1999199719941995
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis 1999199919991999
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 1999199919991999
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor 1999199919991999
Wood Lark Lullula arborea 1976199719991998
Sky Lark Alauda arvensis 1999199919991999
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris 1994199619971997
Sand Martin Riparia riparia 1999199919991999
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 1999199919991999
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica 19721992--
House Martin Delichon urbica 1999199919991999
Richard's Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae -196719941994
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris --1953-
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 1999199919991999
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 1999199919991999
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus 1994---
Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus 1999199919981999
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta 1999199819991995
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 1999199919991999
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola 1997---
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 1999199919991999
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 1999199919991999
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus 1996199919991999
Dipper Cinclus cinclus 1994199919991999
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 1999199919991999
Hedge Accentor Prunella modularis 1999199919991999
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris 1904---
Robin Erithacus rubecula 1999199919991999
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos 1999199919811979
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica 1995198119941985
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 1999199919981999
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 1999199919991999
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 1999199919991999
Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata 1999199919991999
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 1999199919991999
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti --1996-
White's Thrush Zoothera dauma 1895---
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus 1999199919991999
Blackbird Turdus merula1999199919991999
Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni -1979--
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis -19961978-
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris 1999199919991999
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 1999199919991999
Redwing Turdus iliacus 1999199919991999
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 1999199919991999
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti 1999199919781988
Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia 1999199919991999
River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis --1996-
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides 199519991977-
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola-1983--
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 1999199919991999
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris 1992199819961982
Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus 1999199919991999
Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus 1979---
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina 199719421993-
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta --1996-
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata 19141999nk-
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria 1979---
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca 1999199919991999
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis 1999199919991999
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 1999199919991999
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 1999199919991999
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis --1993-
Pallas's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus 199319871970-
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 19961999-1998
Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei --1994-
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus ---1996
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix 1999199919991999
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 1999199919991999
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 1999199919991999
Goldcrest Regulus regulus 1999199919991999
Firecrest Regulus ignicapillus 1999199919961999
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 1999199919991999
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva 1992---
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca 1999199919991999
Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus 1994199419971993
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus 1999199919991999
Marsh Tit Parus palustris 1999199919991999
Willow Tit Parus montanus 1999199919991999
Coal Tit Parus ater 1999199919991999
Blue Tit Parus caeruleus 1999199919991999
Great Tit Parus major 1999199919991999
European Nuthatch Sitta europaea 1999199919991999
Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 1999199919991999
Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 1994199719971990
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 1983199919761984
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor -1987--
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor 1999199919991998
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator -1893-1999
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius 1999199919991999
Magpie Pica pica1999 199919991999
Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes --1991-
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax -1826--
Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula 1999199919991999
Rook Corvus frugilegus 1999199919991999
Carrion Crow Corvus corone 1999199919991999
Common Raven Corvus corax 1999199919991999
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris 1999199919991999
Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus 1890185519871890
House Sparrow Passer domesticus 1999199919991999
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 1999199919991999
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 1999199919991999
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 1999199919991999
European Serin Serinus serinus -19811995-
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris 1999199919991999
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 1999199919991999
Siskin Carduelis spinus 1999199919991999
Linnet Carduelis cannabina 1999199919991999
Twite Carduelis flavirostris 1992199719991991
Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret 1999199919991999
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea 1996199919981996
Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni -19961996-
Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera -18381980-
Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra 1999199919991999
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula 1999199919991999
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes 1998199919981999
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus 1981-19971996
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis 1997199919991997
Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos -1996--
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella 1999199919991999
Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus 1959198319511950
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica -1987--
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla 190219941995-
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus 1999199919991999
Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra 1999199919991999
Northern Oriole Icterus galbula ---1968
County Totals:293290303259

Notes

The records of Red Grouse and Black Grouse on the West Midlands list refer to Sutton Park which, at the time of the records, was part of Warwickshire.

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