Species Requiring a Description

List of species requiring a description by the ISBG Rarities Committee:

In addition to the species listed below, please note that descriptions may also be required for species seen out of season, e.g. Sandwich Tern in December, or in unusual locations, e.g. Puffin on the Great Pool.

Bewick’s Swan

Grey geese (except White-fronted)

Egyptian Goose

Mandarin Duck

American Wigeon

Green-winged Teal

Red-crested Pochard

Ring-necked Duck

Lesser Scaup

Eider (except non-eclipse males)

Surf Scoter

Velvet Scoter

Smew

Goosander

Ruddy Duck

White-billed Diver

Balearic Shearwater (except birds seen from pelagic trips or in winter)

Wilson’s Petrel (except birds seen from pelagic trips)

Leach’s Petrel

Bittern

Night-heron

Cattle Egret

Great White Egret

Purple Heron

White Stork

Glossy Ibis

Red-necked Grebe

Honey-buzzard

Black Kite

Red Kite

White-tailed Eagle

Montagu’s Harrier

Goshawk

Rough-legged Buzzard

Spotted Crake

Corncrake

Crane

Stone-curlew

Black-winged Stilt

Avocet

American Golden Plover

Kentish Plover

Temminck’s Stint

White-rumped Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Red-necked Phalarope

Pomarine Skua

Long-tailed Skua

Black Guillemot

White-winged Black Tern

Roseate Tern

Sabine’s Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Yellow-legged Gull

Caspian Gull

Kumlien’s (Iceland) Gull

Barn Owl

Little Owl

Tawny Owl

Nightjar

Alpine Swift

Bee-eater

Green Woodpecker

Red-footed Falcon

Ring-necked Parakeet

Great Grey Shrike

Woodchat Shrike

Chough

Magpie

Jay

Penduline Tit

Crested Tit

Coal Tit

Marsh Tit

Bearded Tit

Short-toed Lark

Woodlark

Shore Lark

Red-rumped Swallow

Cetti’s Warbler

Long-tailed Tit

Greenish Warbler

Pallas’s Warbler

Radde’s Warbler

Dusky Warbler

Siberian Chiffchaff

Barred Warbler

Dartford Warbler

Subalpine Warbler (not identified to sub-species)

Icterine Warbler

Melodious Warbler

Blyth’s Reed Warbler

Marsh Warbler

Waxwing

Treecreeper

Nightingale

Bluethroat

Red-flanked Bluetail

Tree Sparrow

‘Yellow’ Wagtails (except flava and flavissima)

Citrine Wagtail

Richard’s Pipit

Olive-backed Pipit

Water Pipit

Scandinavian Rock Pipit

Common Rosefinch

Twite

Common Redpoll (all races)

Arctic Redpoll

Serin

Yellowhammer

Cirl Bunting

Ortolan Bunting

Little Bunting

Corn Bunting

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