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.

Bucks Bird Blockers

This following list is for general interest and shows all of the birds that are on the Bucks list but which have not been seen for some years. Sometimes for a great many years! This of course does not cover all of the species that have never turned up in the county. That would be a long list!

If you have been birding in the county for quite a few years then maybe you have seen a few of these. If not then it is maybe something to aim at!

While some of these are certainly possible (e.g. Rose-coloured Starling) others look extremely unlikely (e.g. Pallas’s Sandgrouse)! It also seems strange that a bird such as Puffin has been recorded 11 times in the county, but none since 1979!

The data was kindly compiled by Roger Bibby.

160 years100 years
Guillemot (1852)Palla’s Sandgrouse (1908)
90 Years80 Years
Little Bittern (1922)Roller (1938)
50 Years40 Years
Bufflehead (1961)Serin (1971)
Great Snipe (1962)Hooded Crow (1975)
Nutcracker (1968)Rose Coloured Starling (1978)
Red-breasted Flycatcher (1970)Puffin (1979)
30 Years20 Years
Long-tailed Skua (1982)American Golden Plover (1991)
Bluethroat (1983)Black-eared Wheatear (1992)
Corncrake (1985)Eider (1993)
Cirl Bunting (1985)Pomarine Skua (1994)
Arctic Skua (1985)Razorbill (1996)
Little Bunting (1987)River Warbler (1997)
Aquatic Warbler (1990)Purple Sandpiper (1997)
Richards Pipit (1998)
Great Shearwater (1999)
Franklin Gull (1999)
10 Years
Whiskered Tern (2001)
Red-rumped Swallow (2002)
Woodchat Shrike (2003)
Least Sandpiper (2003)
Two-barred Crossbill (2003)
Bee-eater (2005)
Twite (2006)
Wilsons Phalarope (2007)
Black Stork (2008)
Great Reed Warbler (2008)
Icterine Warbler (2008)
Green-winged Teal (2010)