SOS Species Codes — Copy

Note: A full description is required for species shown in bold type except under circumstances shown in red following the species name.

Tundra Swan
Taiga Bean Goose
Tundra Bean Goose
Red-breasted Goose
Brent Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Ruddy Shelduck
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Garganey
non-breeding plumaged males
Smew
Scaup
Red-crested Pochard     
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Eider
Velvet Scoter
Surf Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Ptarmigan
Black Grouse
Capercaillie
Red-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver
Great Northern Diver
White-billed Diver
Fulmar
Manx Shearwater
Great shearwater
Corys Shearwater
Leach’s Storm Petrel
European Storm Petrel
Wilson’s Storm Petrel
Gannet
European Shag
Bittern
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Purple Heron
White Stork
Glossy Ibis
Eurasian Spoonbill
Red-necked Grebe
Slavonian Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Black Kite
European Honey Buzzard
Osprey
Eurasian Marsh Harrier
Hen Harrier
descriptions not be required for birds seen in the winter months outside May to Sept
Montagu’s Harrier
Rough-legged Buzzard
Golden Eagle
White-tailed Eagle
Common Crane
Spotted Crake
Stone Curlew
Black-winged Stilt
Pied Avocet
Eurasian Dotterel
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
American Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Red Knot
Little Stint
Temminck’s Stint
Pectoral Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Bar-tailed Godwit
Spotted Redshank
Spotted Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Red-necked Phalarope
Grey Phalarope
Kentish Plover
Pomarine Skua
Arctic Skua
Long-tailed Skua
Great Skua
Ring-billed Gull
Iceland Gull
Caspian Gull
Little Gull
Kittiwake
Glaucous Gull
Puffin
Razorbill
Guillemot
Black Guillemot
Little Auk
Black Tern
autumn birds/non-breeding plumage
Sandwich Tern
Little Tern
White-winged Black Tern
Roseate Tern
European Turtle Dove
Rock Dove
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
away from Whixall and Long Mynd    
European Nightjar
may require description based on location
European Bee-eater
Alpine Swift
Hoopoe
Eurasian Wryneck
Red-footed Falcon
Red Backed Shrike
Great Grey Shrike
Woodchat Shrike
Hooded Crow
Crested Tit
Bearded Tit
Penduline Tit
Shorelark
Wood Lark
Red-rumped Swallow
Citrine Wagtail
Common Nightingale
Bluethroat
Red-Flanked Bluetail
Black Redstart
Barred Warbler
Dartford Warbler
Marsh Warbler
Cetti’s Warbler
away from known locations  
Blyths Reed Warbler
Icterine Warbler
Melodious Warbler
Siberian Chiffchaff
Dusky Warbler
Radde’s Warbler
Greenish Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Firecrest
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Chough
Rosy Starling
Golden Oriole
Common Rosefinch
Twite
Water Pipit
Rock Pipit
Richards Pipit
Serin
Hawfinch
Common Redpoll
Coue’s Arctic Redpoll
Parrot Crossbill
Scottish Crossbill
Snow Bunting
Ortolan Bunting
Lapland Bunting
Little Bunting
Corn Crake
Quail
away from known locations
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