Bird Sightings

Seen an interesting bird?  Then let us know by submitting a record on our on-line database.  It is easy to do but if you need some instructions take a look at the Submit Sightings Page.  To view the latest sightings just click on the menu item for Latest Sightings.

Some birds are not uncommon in other parts of the country or around our coasts, but may be in Buckinghamshire.  If you want to see just how scarce a particular species is then take a look at the Bucks List.

Purchase of Annual Reports

For enquiries into purchasing copies of the any of Annual Reports please email R.Andrews18@btinternet.com

Or write to:-

Rob Andrews
28 Icknield Green
Tring
Herts
HP23 5HH

the prices are as follows :-

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      2015    £8-00 including postage and packing

      2011-14  £8-00 including postage and packing

      2006-10 £6-00 including postage and packing

      2005 £4-00 including postage and packing

      2004  No longer available

      2003  No longer available

      2001-02 £4-00 including postage and packing

      2000  No longer available

      1995-99 £4-00 including postage and packing

      1988-94  No longer available

      1986-87 £4-00 including postage and packing

      1980-85 No longer available

Please make cheques payable to “Buckinghamshire Bird Club”.

Latest Buckinghamshire Bird Atlas now Available at Reduced Price

The Birds of Buckinghamshire – Published October 2012

The book is a 400 page full colour hard cover quality production and contains the data compiled through the efforts of many county birders while recording for the BTO Atlas project. Each species includes maps comparing the last survey carried out in 1980 with the present status plus a photograph taken within the county by a local birder. In addition there are great articles on Bucks bird sites & habitat, migration and charts showing arrival & departure dates as well as others showing changes in species distribution and gains & losses.

This book is an excellent production and a must for anyone interested in any aspect of Buckinghamshire birdlife.

 

The new Birds of Buckinghamshire is now available at £18 to non-members, £12 to members.

To obtain your copy:

If you live in or near to Bucks – Order directly from John Gearing, at john_gearing@hotmail.com or by telephone to 01296748245.  John is co-ordinating the orders and advising purchasers on collection points around the county.

If you live further afield – Order from John Gearing but allow for £6-00 postage and packing.

 

Annual Reports

Buckinghamshire Bird Club Annual Reports

The 2015 report was published in January 2017.

It contains the following :-

  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2015– John Gearing
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire
  • Recording Buckinghamshire’s Birds 
  • The Osprey at Weston Turville Reservoir
  • The Middle Thames Natural History Society and its Characters – David Ferguson
  • The Ring Ouzel Invasion in 2015 – Mike Wallen
  • The Great Grey Shrike at Slapton
  • Bird Ringing Report – Mike Collard and Adam Bassett
  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List 2015 – Andy Harding

2015-annual-report

For information of obtaining a copy click here.

The 2014 report was published in March 2016.

It contains the following :-

  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2014– John Gearing
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire – Jim Rose
  • Recording Buckinghamshire’s Birds 
  • Bird Watching in Bucks in the 1940s -1960s – David Gantzel
  • Bird Ringing Report – Mike Collard and Adam Bassett
  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List 2014 – Andy Harding

2014 Annual Report

For information of obtaining a copy click here.

The 2013 report was published in December 2014.

It contains the following :-

  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2013 – Steve Rodwell
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire – Jim Rose
  • Recording Buckinghamshire’s Birds – Mike Wallen
  • The Storm Petrel at Calvert – Warren Claydon
  • The Storm Petrel at Calvert – Part 2 – Simon Nichols
  • Bird Ringing Report – Mike Collard
  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List 2013 – Andy Harding

2013 Annual Report

For information of obtaining a copy click here.

The 2012 report was published in December 2013.

It contains the following :-

  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2012 – Steve Rodwell
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire – Jim Rose
  • Recording Buckinghamshire’s Birds – Mike Wallen
  • Birds and the Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2012 – David Glue
  • The County Birdrace in 2012 – Ben Miller
  • Bird Ringing Report – Mike Collard
  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List 2012 – Andy Harding

2012 Annual Report-500

For information of obtaining a copy click here.

The 2011 report was published in March 2013.  To see a sample page of the report click here.

It contains the following :-

  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2011 Steve Rodwell
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire – Jim Rose
  • Recording Buckinghamshire’s Birds – Mike Wallen
  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2011 – David Glue
  • The Spotted Sandpiper at Caldecotte – Keith O’Hagen
  • Milton Keynes and the Greensand Ridge – Simon Nichols and Rob Hill
  • The Peregrine Falcons in Aylesbury – Mike Wallen
  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List 2011 – Andy Harding

The 2010 report was published in March 2012.

It contains the following :-

  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2010 Steve Rodwell
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire – Jim Rose
  • Recording Buckinghamshire’s Birds – Mike Wallen
  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2010 – David Glue
  • An Eastern Lesser Whitethroat in Buckinghamshire – Mike Collard
  • The Wryneck at Wendover – Dave Parmenter
  • Milton Keynes – a site guide – Simon Nichols and Rob Hill
  • The Waxwing Invasion – Winter 2010/1 – Dave Parmenter and Mike Collard
  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List 2010 – Andy Harding

 

The 2009 report was published in late 2010.

It contains the following :-

  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2009 – Rosie Hamilton
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire – Jim Rose
  • Recording Buckinghamshire’s Birds – Mike Wallen
  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2009 – David Glue
  • Bitterns at Calvert in early 2009 – Tim Watts
  • The Common Redpoll at Speen – Rob Andrews
  • Olney and the North-east – a site guide – Simon Nichols and Rob Hill
  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List – Andy Harding

 

The 2008 report was published in late 2009.

It contains the following :-

  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2008 – Rosie Hamilton
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire – Jim Rose
  • Recording Buckinghamshire’s Birds – Mike Wallen
  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2008 – David Glue
  • List of Birds Recorded in Buckinghamshire
  • The Roller in Great Missendend – Dave Ferguson
  • The Black Stork by the River Thame – John Gearing
  • The White-winged Black Terns at Wilstone – Lee Evans
  • The Ouse Valley – East – Simon Nichols and Rob Hill
  • Bird Ringing Report 2008 – SteveAvery
  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List – Andy Harding

 

The 2007 report was published in late 2008.

It contains the following :-

  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2007 – Rosie Hamilton
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire – Jim Rose
  • Recording Buckinghamshire’s Birds – Mike Wallen
  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2007 – David Glue
  • The Bramblings of Penn Wood – Kevin Holt
  • The Ouse Valley – West – Simon Nichols and Rob Hill
  • Bird Ringing Report – SteveAvery
  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List – Andy Harding

 

The 2006 report was published in February 2008.

It contains the following :-

  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2006 – Rosie Hamilton
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire – Jim Rose
  • Recording Buckinghamshire’s Birds – Mike Wallen
  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2006 – David Glue
  • The Wilson’s Phalarope at Hillesden – Bob Tunnicliffe
  • The Alpine Swift in South Bucks – Jim Rose
  • Yet Another Record Falls – Simon Nichols
  • CMK – RIP – Rob Hill
  • Bird Ringing Report – SteveAvery
  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List – Andy Harding

 

The 2005 report was published in early 2007.

It contains the following :-

  • The Buckinghamshire Bird Club in 2005 – Rosie Hamilton
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire – Jim Rose and Svlvia Fennimore
  • Recording Buckinghamshire’s Birds – Mike Wallen
  • The Weather in Buckinghamshire during 2005 – David Glue
  • The Waxwing Invasion in Bucks – Winter 2004/5 – Rob Hill
  • Improvements to BBOWT Calvert Jubilee – Tim Watts
  • The 24hr Birdrace 2005 – Simon Nichols
  • The Common Tern in Buckinghamshire – Rob Hill
  • Bird Ringing Report – SteveAvery
  • Buckinghamshire Bird Report Systematic List – Andy Harding

 

The 2004 report was published in February 2006. It contains the following :-

  • Chairman’s Report for 2004 – Rosie Hamilton
  • Bird Report for 2004 – Covering all species recorded in the county during the year – Andy Harding
  • The Common Terns of Little Marlow Gravel Pits – Mike Collard
  • Changes in Breeding Populations of Little Ringed Plover and Ringed Plover in Buckinghamshire – Robert Hill
  • Colour Ringed Gulls at Little Marlow in 2004
  • Year Listing in Bucks 2004 – Pain or Pleasure? – Simon Nichols
  • The Weather in 2004 – A summary – David Glue
  • Bird Ringing Report – Steve Avery
  • Recording Buckinghamshire’s Birds – Mike Wallen
  • List of Birding Sites in Buckinghamshire – Jim Rose

 

The 2003 report was published in 2004. It contains the following :-

  • Chairman’s Report for 2003 – George Stebbing-Allen
  • Bird Report for 2003 – Covering all species recorded in the county during the year – Andy Harding
  • List of Birds Recorded in Buckinghamshire
  • The Weather in 2003 – A summary – David Glue
  • The Two-barred Crossbill at Hedgerley – Mark and Paul McManus
  • The Black Kite at Little Marlow – Chris Bullock
  • The Black Kite at Ivinghoe Beacon – Mike Wallen
  • The Least Sandpiper at Startops – Mike Campbell
  • The Bucks Bird Race 2003 – Simon Nichols and Ashley Boelens
  • Colour Ringed Gulls at Little Marlow – Chris Goodie
  • A Site Guide to Little Linford Wood – Robert Hill
  • Bird Ringing Report – Steve Avery

 

The 2002 report was published in 2003.

It contains the following :-

  • Chairman’s Report for 2002 – George Stebbing-Allen
  • Bird Report for 2002 – Covering all species recorded in the county during the year – Andy Harding
  • List of Birds Recorded in Buckinghamshire
  • The Weather in 2002 – A summary – David Glue
  • The Red-rumped Swallow at Furzton Lake – Simon Nichols
  • The Cattle Egret at Hughenden – Warren Claydon

 

The 2001 report was published in January 2002.

It contains the following :-

  • Chairman’s Report for 2001 – George Stebbing-Allen
  • Bird Report for 2001 – Covering all species recorded in the county during the year – Andy Harding
  • New Wetlands in the Thames Valley – Brian Clews
  • The changing Habits of College Lake – Ed Griffiths
  • The Kumlien’s Gull at Withy Bridge – Chris Heard
  • The Whiskered Tern at Willen – Andy Harding
  • Bird Ringing Report for 2001 – Steve Avery
  • The Weather in 2001 – A summary – David Glue
  • Recording Birds in Bucks – Includes a list of the birds seen in the county – Mike Wallen
  • A series of sketches and colour photographs.

 

The 2000 report was published in January 2002. It contains the following :-

  • Chairman’s Report for 2000 – George Stebbing-Allen
  • Bird Report for 2000 – Covering all species recorded in the county during the year – Andy Harding
  • Changes in a Breeding Bird Community – Medmenham – Brian and Liz Crathorne
  • Hobby Taking Common Tern – Bob Tunnicliffe
  • Bird Ringing Report for 2000 – Steve Avery
  • The Weather in 2000 – A summary – David Glue
  • Bird Sites in Bucks – A list with map references – Jim Rose and Sylvia Fennimore
  • Recording Birds in Bucks – Includes a list of the birds seen in the county – Mike Wallen
  • A series of sketches and colour photographs.

 

The 1999 report was published in January 2001.

It contains the following :-

  • Chairman’s Report for 1999 – George Stebbing-Allen
  • Bird Report for 1999 – Covering all species recorded in the county during the year – Andy Harding
  • The Great Shearwater at Willen – A First for Buckinghamshire – Tony Ploszajski
  • The Franklin’s Gull at Willen – A First for Buckinghamshire – Kerry Taylor
  • Bird Ringing Report for 1999 – Steve Avery
  • The Weather in 1999 – A summary – David Glue
  • Bird Sites in Bucks – A list with map references – Jim Rose and Sylvia Fennimore
  • Recording Birds in Bucks – Includes a list of the birds seen in the county – Mike Wallen
  • A series of sketches and colour photographs.

 

The 1998 report was published in April 2000.

It contains the following :-

  • Chairman’s Report for 1998 – George Stebbing-Allen
  • Bird Report for 1998 – Covering all species recorded in the county during the year – Andy Harding
  • Bird Ringing Report for 1998 – Steve Avery
  • Broughton, near Aylesbury – A birders site guide by Steve Brooke
  • The Scaup at Broughton – A discussion on a difficult identification problem – Mike Wallen
  • The Weather in 1998 – A summary – David Glue
  • Bird Sites in Bucks – A list with map references – Jim Rose and Sylvia Fennimore
  • Recording Birds in Bucks – Includes a list of the birds seen in the county – Mike Wallen
  • A series of sketches and colour photographs.

An essential purchase for anyone birding in Bucks and excellent value for money.

For information of obtaining a copy of any of the above reports click here.