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/

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 the Rare Breeding Bird Panel list.

Rare Breeding Bird PanelSchedule 1Reporting Advice
GarganeyGarganey Ok to report anywhere before end of March
Ok to report in LDV throughout the breeding season
Shoveler Ok to report anywhere before end of March
Ok to report in LDV throughout the breeding season
Eurasian Wigeon Ok to report anywhere before end of March
Ok to report in LDV throughout the breeding season
Pintail Ok to report anywhere before end of March
Ok to report in LDV throughout the breeding season
Common Pochard Ok to report anywhere before end of March
Ok to report in the LDV
QuailQuailOK to report
Black-necked GrebeBlack-necked GrebeOnly to be reported to / LDV team during breeding season
Eurasian Spoonbill OK to report
Great White Egret OK to report
Little Egret OK to report
OspreyOspreyOK to report
Honey BuzzardHoney BuzzardOnly to be reported to
Northern GoshawkGoshawk  Only to be reported to thoughout the year
No longer considered by RBBPRed KiteAny nesting activty only to be reported to / LDV team
Marsh HarrierHarriers (all species)  Ok to report anywhere before end of April, unless breeding behaviour noticed
Ok to report in LDV – Any nesting activity only to be reported to / LDV team
Montagu’s HarrierHarriers (all species)  Only to be reported to / LDV team during breeding season
CorncrakeCorncrakeOnly to be reported to / LDV team during breeding season
Baillon’s Crake Only to be reported to / LDV team during breeding season
Spotted CrakeSpotted CrakeOnly to be reported to / LDV team during breeding season
Common Crane Ok to report anywhere before end of April
Only to be reported to / LDV team during breeding season
AvocetAvocetOk to report anywhere before end of April, unless breeding behaviour noticed which is only be reported to / LDV team.
Little Ringed PloverLittle Ringed PloverOk to report anywhere before end of April, unless breeding behaviour noticed which is only be reported to / LDV team.
Black-tailed GodwitBlack-tailed GodwitOk to report anywhere before end of April, unless breeding behaviour noticed which should only be reported to recorder / LDV team.
RuffRuff OK to report
Mediterranean GullMediterranean GullOK to report
Turtle Dove Only to be reported to / LDV team during breeding season
Barn Owl (dark-breasted)Barn OwlOK to report
Long-eared Owl Only to be reported to thoughout the year as easily disturbed
Short-eared Owl Only to be reported to / LDV team during breeding season
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Only to be reported to / LDV team during breeding season
No longer considered by RBBPKingfisher OK to report
HobbyHobby  Ok to report away from nest sites
Any nest sites should only be reported to / LDV team
PeregrinePeregrine Only to be reported to / LDV team during breeding season
Ok to report Minster birds
Willow Tit OK to report
Bearded TitBearded TitOK to report
WoodlarkWoodlark OK to report from well known published sites of Skipwith & Strensall only
Detailed location details need to be avoided.
Any other locations to be only be reported to
Marsh WarblerMarsh WarblerOnly to be reported to / LDV team
No longer considered by RBBPCetti’s WarblerOK to report
 Firecrest  Only to be reported to recorder during breeding season
Black RedstartBlack RedstartOnly to be reported to during breeding season
Hawfinch Only to be reported to during breeding season
No longer considered by RBBPCrossbills (all species)  OK to report
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker © Jane Chapman, Allerthorpe Common, January 2016
3rd York area РHawfinch ©Antony Ward