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.

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Bird Atlas 2007-11

Bird Atlas 2007-11

Bucks Atlas Update – March 2011

Maps of Passerines

Maps of Non-Passerines


Tetrads status as
of 8th June 2011


Grey dots 1-19 species

Orange dots 20-29 species

Red dots 30-39 species

Black dots 40+ species





Data provided by Dave Ferguson



Winter Tetrads status as
of 1st March 2011


Grey dots: 1-14 species

Orange dots: 15-24

Blue dots: 25-39 species

Black dots: 40+ species


Average species per tetrad – 44




Data provided by Dave Ferguson




For details of the
project read on

Most of you
accessing this site will be aware of the BTO atlas project to produce a
concurrent winter and breeding atlas over the next 4 years (using 10km x 10km
squares. However what you might not know is that there is also a plan to produce
a detailed Bucks atlas at the tetrad (2km x 2km) level using the same data.

This will then
give us the chance of assessing the species local to Bucks interest and perhaps
answer some of the following imponderables.

Just how many
Buzzards and Ravens are establishing themselves?

How are Corn
Buntings, Partridges and other farmland birds faring in the north and west?


A Corn Bunting
and the species distribution map from the “Birds of Buckinghamshire”
1991.  The species has declined significabtly since that time.

Are Willow
Tits and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers almost gone?


The map from the 1991 Birds of
Buckinghamshire shoes that the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was
scarce at that time.  Has the species declined since that time?

In the winter where do Bramblings
go during the day?


I’m sure you
could think of many more.