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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The Bucks Bird List


The species recorded within the present county boundaries, up to 31st Dec 2017, are listed in the following pages.  Where known records from the current year have been included, prior to acceptance by the Bucks Rarities Committee.  A brief status in given for the commoner species, with all records being listed for scarcer species.
There are links to relevant distribution charts (updated until end 2017) and pictures where available.

Records are listed using the following colour
scheme : –

Red : Sightings RecordsPink : Rare
Breeding Records
Purple : “Probables” Green : probable escapees

Navy Blue : Records yet to be
Considered by the Bucks Records Committe

Further details on sightings may be
available in the Buckinghamshire Bird Club Annual Reports.

To view the list in PDF format click on the following link :-

Bucks List – All species

References :-

The Birds of Buckinghamshire”  Peter Lack and David
Ferguson 1993

“The Birds of Buckinghamshire”  2012

Buckinghamshire Bird Club Annual Reports

Links to photos of many of Buckinghamshire’s scarcer species are contained within the species list.  However many more recent photos have been uploaded to the Member’s  Photo Gallery.

Copyright notice © 2020 :- Copyright of images remains with the individual photographers and pictures may not be reproduced or downloaded without the written permission of the contributor.   If contact details are not given, please contact Jim Rose.