IoS Recorder

The Isles of Scilly Recorder is John Headon  who is responsible for the gathering and collation of all records, including any you may have for orders other than birds. All records should be submitted to the Recorder, preferably by email to, or by post to:

John Headon
Jackson’s Hill
St Mary’s
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0JZ.

“PLEASE NOTE: The preferred deadline for receiving records is 1st January. The spreadsheet of records has to be sent to the Review species writers in early January so that the species accounts can be returned by the end of March in order to meet the final Review deadline in April. These dates are much earlier than for many other county reports because we have to publish in September in order to have copies available for visitors in October.

The ideal situation would be for observers to send in their reports as soon as they return home from their visits to Scilly, which would enable the completion of the ‘Master’ spreadsheet by the end of December. Records may be sent in any format, but it would be extremely helpful if Excel spreadsheets are used. Better still would be to use the actual Excel format of the ‘Master’ spreadsheet. If anyone would like to enter their records that way, then please contact the  Recorder (address above) who will email you a personalised copy.”

 SRC Rarities List News

1st January 2018 will see significant changes to the SRC Rarities List, with a number of additions and removals. The details are:

White-fronted Goose, Great Crested Grebe and ‘Scandinavian’ Herring Gull (argentatus). Also, for completeness, species not recorded on Scilly which are not on the BBRC list and which may make their way here naturally have been added and marked with an asterisk.

Greylag, Pink-footed Goose, Pectoral Sandpiper, Bee-eater, Woodchat Shrike (in adult plumage only), Short-toed Lark, Red-rumped Swallow and Serin.

Submitting Rarity Reports

List of Species Requiring a Description

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