Reporting Rare & Scarce Breeding Birds in the York Area

Guidance for any Social Media posts (eg Twitter or Facebook) and reports via the York Birding Google email group during the breeding season. Please take care when reporting the species below. To ensure that such sightings are included confidentially in our records, please use the sightings form on our website: http://yorkbirding.org.uk/records/casual-records/ or email the “York Recorder”

The list below shows species which do/can occur in the York area during the breeding season and are detailed as Schedule 1 species and/or are on the Rare Breeding Bird Panel list (RBBP).

SpeciesSchedule 1 / Rare Breeding Bird Panel (RBBP)Comment
GarganeyRBBP & Schedule 1Ok to report anywhere before end of April
Ok to report in LDV throughout the breeding season
ShovelerRBBPOk to report anywhere before end of April
Ok to report in LDV throughout the breeding season
Eurasian WigeonRBBPOk to report anywhere before end of April
Ok to report in LDV throughout the breeding season
PintailRBBPOk to report anywhere before end of April
Ok to report in LDV throughout the breeding season
Common PochardRBBPOk to report anywhere before end of April
Ok to report at LDV/Hes West & Hes East throughout the breeding season
QuailRBBP & Schedule 1OK to report
Black-necked GrebeRBBP & Schedule 1Only to be reported to recorder / LDV team during breeding season
Eurasian SpoonbillRBBPOK to report
Great White EgretRBBPOK to report
Little EgretRBBPOK to report
OspreyRBBP & Schedule 1OK to report
Honey-BuzzardRBBP & Schedule 1Only to be reported to recorder
Northern GoshawkRBBP & Schedule 1Only to be reported to recorder thoughout the year
Red KiteSchedule 1
Any nesting activty only to be reported to the recorder/LDV team
Marsh HarrierRBBPOk to report anywhere before end of April, unless breeding behaviour noticed
Ok to report in LDV – Any nesting activty only to be reported to the recorder/LDV team
Montagu’s HarrierRBBP & Schedule 1Only to be reported to recorder / LDV team during breeding season
CorncrakeRBBP & Schedule 1Only to be reported to recorder / LDV team during breeding season
Baillon’s CrakeRBBPOnly to be reported to recorder / LDV team during breeding season
Spotted CrakeRBBP & Schedule 1Only to be reported to recorder / LDV team during breeding season
Common CraneRBBPOk to report anywhere before end of April
Only to be reported to recorder / LDV team during breeding season
AvocetRBBP & Schedule 1Ok to report anywhere before end of April, unless breeding behaviour noticed
Little Ringed PloverRBBP & Schedule 1Ok to report anywhere before end of April, unless breeding behaviour noticed which should only be reported to recorder / LDV team.
Black-tailed GodwitRBBP & Schedule 1Ok to report anywhere before end of April, unless breeding behaviour noticed which should only be reported to recorder / LDV team.
RuffRBBP & Schedule 1OK to report
Mediterranean GullRBBP & Schedule 1OK to report
Turtle DoveRBBPOnly to be reported to recorder / LDV team during breeding season
Barn OwlRBBP & Schedule 1OK to report
Long-eared OwlRBBPOnly to be reported to recorder thoughout the year as easily disturbed
Short-eared OwlRBBPOnly to be reported to recorder / LDV team during breeding season
NightjarlocalOnly to be reported to recorder / LDV team during breeding season
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerRBBPOnly to be reported to recorder / LDV team during breeding season
KingfisherSchedule 1
OK to report
HobbyRBBP & Schedule 1Ok to report away from nest sites
any nest sites should only be reported to recorder / LDV team
PeregrineRBBP & Schedule 1Only to be reported to recorder / LDV team during breeding season
Ok to report Minster birds
Willow TitRBBPOK to report
Bearded TitRBBP & Schedule 1OK to report
WoodlarkRBBP & Schedule 1OK to report from well known published sites of Skipwith & Strensall only
Detailed location details need to be avoided
Marsh WarblerRBBP & Schedule 1Only to be reported to recorder / LDV team
Cetti’s WarblerSchedule 1OK to report
Firecrest  Schedule 1Only to be reported to recorder during breeding season
Black RedstartRBBP & Schedule 1Only to be reported to recorder during breeding season
HawfinchRBBPOnly to be reported to recorder during breeding season
CrossbillSchedule 1OK to report
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker © Jane Chapman, Allerthorpe Common, January 2016
Hawfinch © Antony Ward
Garganey © Duncan Bye