RecordingDevon Birds List

Key to Devon Codes

@ National rarity – description required by the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC).
A All records required with full supporting notes.
B All records required with brief supporting notes.
C All records required.
D All breeding but only selected non-breeding records required.
E Only selected records required.
* See the Devon Sub-species List for the Devon record code.

Key to BBRC Codes

@ Species for which descriptions are required by the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC).
A Species which have been recorded in an apparently natural state at least once since 1950.
B Species recorded in an apparently natural state before 1950.
C Species that, although originally introduced by man, either deliberately or accidentally, have established breeding populations derived from introduced stock, that maintain themselves without necessary recourse to further introduction.
  C1 Naturalised introduced species.
  C2 Naturalised established species.
  C3 Naturalised re-established species.
  C4 Naturalised feral species.
D/E Only those also included in categories A, B or C are listed here and included in the British List. Those that have bred in the wild in Britain are designated E*.
# Species on the British List, but not known to have occurred in a genuine wild state in Devon and/or to have been self-sustaining for the last ten years. These species are now not included in the Devon list.

Devon Birds List

SpeciesScientific NameDevon CodeBOU CodesLast Seen
Mute SwanCygnus olorDAC2
Bewick's SwanCygnus columbianusBAE
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusBAE
Bean GooseAnser fabalis*AE
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchusBAE
White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons*AE
Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropus@#AE1986
Greylag GooseAnser anserCAC2C4E*
Snow GooseAnser caerulescensC#AC2E
Canada GooseBranta canadensisDC2E*
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsisCAC2E*
Brent GooseBranta bernicla*AE
Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollis@AE2012
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaCC1E*
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaB#BDE*
ShelduckTadorna tadornaCA
Mandarin DuckAix galericulataCC1E*
WigeonAnas PenelopeCAE
American WigeonAnas americanaAAE2012
GadwallAnas streperaCAC2
TealAnas creccaCA
Green-winged TealAnas carolinensisAA2007
MallardAnas platyrhynchosEAC2C4E*
Black DuckAnas rubripes@A2001
PintailAnas acutaCAE
GarganeyAnas querquedulaBA
Blue-winged TealAnas discors@AE2007
ShovelerAnas clypeataCA
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaCAC2E*
PochardAythya farinaCAE
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisAA
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaAAE
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaCA
ScaupAythya marilaBA
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis@A2006
EiderSomateria mollissimaCA
King EiderSomateria spectabilis@A2008
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisCA
Common ScoterMelanitta nigraCA
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataAA
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fuscaBA
BuffleheadBucephala albeola@AE1999
GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaCAE
SmewMergellus albellusBA2012
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serraterCA
GoosanderMergus merganserCA
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisCC1E*
Red GrouseLagopus lagopusCA
Black GrouseTetrao tetrixCAE2005
Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufaCC1E*
Grey PartridgePerdix perdixCAC2E
QuailCoturnix coturnixBA
PheasantPhasianus colchicusEC1E*
Golden PheasantChrysolophus pictusC#C1E*
Lady Amherst's PheasantChrysolophus amherstiaeC#C6E*
Red-throated DiverGavia stellataCA
Black-throated DiverGavia arcticaBA
Great Northern DiverGavia immerCA
White-billed DiverGavia adamsiiAA1993
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris@A1965
FulmarFulmarus glacialisCA
Fea's/Zino PetrelPterodroma feae/madeira@A2009
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaAA
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravisAA
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusBA
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusCA
Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicusBA
Macaronesian ShearwaterPuffinus baroli@A
Wilson's PetrelOceanites oceanicus@A1887
Storm PetrelHydrobates pelagicusCA
Leach's PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaAA
GannetMorus bassanusCA
CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo *A
ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelisDA
BitternBotaurus stellarisBA
American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus@A1875
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus@A2007
Night-heronNycticorax nycticoraxAAE2012
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides@A2005
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisAAE
Little EgretEgretta garzettaCA
Great White EgretArdea albaAA
Grey HeronArdea cinereaDA
Purple HeronArdea purpureaAA
Black StorkCiconia nigra@AE
White StorkCiconia ciconiaAAE
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusAAE
SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaBAE
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps@A2001
Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisCA
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusCA
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegenaBA
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritusCA
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollisBA
Honey-buzzardPernis apivorusAA
Black KiteMilvus migransAAE2011
Red KiteMilvus milvusBAC3E
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicillaAAC3E1946
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus@A
Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosusBA
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusCA
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargusAA2011
GoshawkAccipiter gentilisBAC3E*
SparrowhawkAccipiter nisusCA
BuzzardButeo buteoCAE
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopusAA2008
OspreyPandion haliaetusBAE
KestrelFalco tinnunculusDA
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusAA2010
MerlinFalco columbariusCA
HobbyFalco subbuteoCA
Gyr FalconFalco rusticolus@AE2010
PeregrineFalco peregrinusCAE
Water RailRallus aquaticusCA
Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaAA
SoraPorzana carolina@A2000
Little CrakePorzana parva@A2008
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla@A1995
CorncrakeCrex crexAA
MoorhenGallinula chloropusDA
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinica@AE
CootFulica atraCA
CraneGrus grusAA
Little BustardTetrax tetrax@A1921
Great BustardOtis tarda@A1905
OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusDA
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus@A2006
AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaCA
Stone-curlewBurhinus oedicnemusAA2012
Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursor@A1959
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola@A1956
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusBA
Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaCA
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus@A1998
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus@A2002
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusAA
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultia@A1988
DotterelCharadrius morinellusBA
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicaAA2011
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva@A1992
Golden PloverPluvialis apricariaCA
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaCA
Sociable PloverVanellus gregarius@A1963
LapwingVanellus vanellusCA
KnotCalidris canutusCA
SanderlingCalidris albaCA
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla@A
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri@A1973
Little StintCalidris minutaCA
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiAA
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla@A2005
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisAA2011
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii@A2001
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosAA
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaCA
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritimaCA
DunlinCalidris alpinaCA
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus@A2006
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisAA
RuffCalidris pugnaxCA
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusCA
SnipeGallinago gallinagoDA
Great SnipeGallinago media@A1956
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus@A
WoodcockScolopax rusticolaCA
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaCA
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica@A1982
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaCA
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusCA
CurlewNumenius arquataDA
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus@A1996
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosCA
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius@A
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusCA
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria@A2010
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusCA
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca@A1996
GreenshankTringa nebulariaCA
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes@A2003
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis@A2008
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaBA
RedshankTringa tetanusDA
TurnstoneArenaria interpresCA
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor@A2009
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusAA2007
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusBA
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusBA
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusCA
Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusAA
Great SkuaStercorarius skuaCA
Ivory GullPagophila eburnean@A1853
Sabine's GullXema sabiniAA
KittiwakeRissa tridactylaCA
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia@A2011
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusDA
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutusCA
Ross's GullRhodostethia rosea@A2002
Laughing GullLarus atricilla@A2007
Franklin's GullLarus pipixcan@A2007
Mediterranean GullLarus melanocephalusCA
Audouin's GullLarus audouinii@A2007
Great Black-headed GullLarus ichthyaetus@B1859
Common GullLarus canusCA
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisAA2010
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus*A
Herring GullLarus argentatus*A
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellisBA
Caspian GullLarus cachinnansAA
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianus@A
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides*A
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusBA
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusDA
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus@A1979
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus@A1977
Little TernSternula albifronsCA
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica@A2010
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia@A2004
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida@A2008
Black TernChlidonias nigerCA
White-winged Black TernChlidonias leucopterus@A2008
Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensisCA
Lesser Crested TernSterna bengalensis@A1985
Common TernSterna hirundoCA
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiBA
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaBA
GuillemotUria aalgeCA
RazorbillAlca tordaCA
Great AukPinguinus impennis*B1829
Black GuillemotCepphus grylleAA
Long-billed MurreletBrachyramphus perdix@A2006
Ancient MurreletSynthliboramphus antiquus@A1992
Little AukAlle alleBA
PuffinFratercula arcticaCA
Pallas's SandgrouseSyrrhaptes paradoxus@A1888
Rock Dove / Feral PigeonColumba liviaEAC4E*
Stock DoveColumba oenasDA
WoodpigeonColumba palumbusEA
Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoEA
Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturCA
Ring-necked ParakeetPsittacula krameriBC1E*
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius@A1998
CuckooCuculus canorusCA
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus@A1982
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus@A1989
Barn OwlTyto albaCAE
Scops OwlOtus scops@A1985
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus@AE1972
Little OwlAthene noctuaCC1
Tawny OwlStrix alucoCA
Long-eared OwlAsio otusBA
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusCA
NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusCA
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica@A2005
SwiftApus apusCA
Alpine SwiftApus melbaAA
Little SwiftApus affinis@A1985
KingfisherAlcedo atthisCA
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus@A1987
Bee-eaterMerops apiasterAA
RollerCoracias garrulus@A1989
HoopoeUpupa epopsBAE
WryneckJynx torquillaBA
Green WoodpeckerPicus viridisCA
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos majorDA
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos minorCA
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe@A1987
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus@A2008
Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusAA
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinus@A2001
Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioBA
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor@A2002
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitorBA
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorAA
ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocoraxAAE
MagpiePica picaEA
JayGarrulus glandariusDA
NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes@A1969
JackdawCorvus monedulaEA
RookCorvus frugilegusEA
Carrion CrowCorvus coroneEA
Hooded CrowCorvus cornixAA2007
RavenCorvus coraxDA
GoldcrestRegulus regulusEA
FirecrestRegulus ignicapillaCA
Penduline TitRemiz pendulinus@A2009
Blue TitCyanistes caeruleusEA
Great TitParus majorEA
Crested TitLophophanes cristatusAA1947
Coal TitPeriparus ater*A
Willow TitPoecile montanaBA
Marsh TitPoecile palustrisCA
Bearded TitPanurusBiarmicusBA
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculata@A1962
Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaAA
Crested LarkGalerida cristata@A1959
WoodlarkLullula arboreaBA
SkylarkAlauda arvensisDA
Shore LarkEremophila alpestrisAA1998
Sand MartinRiparia ripariaDA
SwallowHirundo rusticaEA
House MartinDelichon urbicumEA
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaAA2009
Cetti's WarblerCettia cettiCA
Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatusDA
Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloidesAA1992
Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis@A1993
Pallas's WarblerPhylloscopus proregulusAA
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusBA
Hume's WarblerPhylloscopus humei@A2005
Radde's WarblerPhylloscopus schwarziAA2008
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusAA2011
Western Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus bonelli@A
Eastern Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus orientalis@A2004
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixCA
ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita *A
Iberian ChiffchaffPhylloscopus ibericus@A2007
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusDA
BlackcapSylvia atricapillaDA
Garden WarblerSylvia borinCA
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoriaAA2011
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca *A
Desert WarblerSylvia nana@A1992
WhitethroatSylvia communisCA
Spectacled WarblerSylvia conspicillata@A1999
Dartford WarblerSylvia undataCA
Ruppell's WarblerSylvia rueppelli@A1979
Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillans*A
Sardinian WarblerSylvia melanocephala@A2011
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naeviaCA
Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides@A2011
Booted WarblerHippolais caligata@A1994
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaAA2009
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglottaAA2011
Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicolaAA2011
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenusCA
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricola@A2008
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustrisAA1997
Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceusCA
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus@A2010
WaxwingBombycilla garrulousBA
NuthatchSitta europaeaDA
TreecreeperCerthia familiarisDA
WrenTroglodytes troglodytesEA
StarlingSturnus vulgarisDA
Rose-coloured StarlingPastor roseusAAE
DipperCinclus cinclus *A
White's ThrushZoothera dauma@A1984
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus@A1995
VeeryCatharus fuscescens@A1997
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatusCA
BlackbirdTurdus merulaEA
Black-throated ThrushTurdus atrogularis@A2009
FieldfareTurdus pilarisEA
Song ThrushTurdus philomelosDA
RedwingTurdus iliacusEA
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorusEA
American RobinTurdus migratorius@A2010
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataCA
Rufous Bush ChatCercotrichas galactotes@A1980
RobinErithacus rubeculaEA
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia@A1981
NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchosBA
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaAA
Red-spotted BluethroatLuscinia svecica svecicaAA2005
White-spotted BluethroatLuscinia svecica cyanecula@A1995
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurus@AE2010
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochrurosCA
RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusCA
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraCA
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus@A2001
StonechatSaxicola torquatusDA
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina@A
WheatearOenanthe oenanthe*A
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka@A2007
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica@A1984
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti@A2011
Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilis@AE2004
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaAA
Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleucaCA
DunnockPrunella modularisEA
Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris@A1993
House SparrowPasser domesticusDA
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis@A1996
Tree SparrowPasser montanusBA
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava*A
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola@A1998
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinereaDA
Pied WagtailMotacilla alba *A
Richard's PipitAnthus richardiAA
Tawny PipitAnthus campestrisAA2008
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoniAA2009
Tree PipitAnthus trivialisCA
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisEA
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusAA2009
Rock PipitAnthus petrosus*A
Water PipitAnthus spinolettaBA
ChaffinchFringilla coelebsEA
BramblingFringilla montifringillaCA
SerinSerinus serinusAA
GreenfinchCarduelis chlorisEA
GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisEA
SiskinCarduelis spinusDA
LinnetCarduelis cannabinaDA
TwiteCarduelis flavirostrisAA
Lesser RedpollCarduelis cabaretCA
Common RedpollCarduelis flammea*A2007
Two-barred CrossbillLoxia leucoptera@A1990
Common CrossbillLoxia curvirostraCA
Parrot CrossbillLoxia pytyopsittacus@A1982
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinusAA
BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhulaCA
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesBA
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisBA
Lapland BuntingCalcarius lapponicusBA
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus@A2001
Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus@A1966
Black-faced BuntingEmberiza spodocephala@AE2001
Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalos@A2004
YellowhammerEmberiza citronellaCA
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlusCA
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulanaAA
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaAA1997
Little BuntingEmberiza pusillaAA
Yellow-breasted BuntingEmberiza aureola@AE1993
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclusCA
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandraAA
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus@A2001
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula@AE1967
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia@A1987
Chestnut-sided WarblerDendroica pensylvanica@A1995
Yellow-rumped WarblerDendroica coronata@A1960
Blackpoll WarblerDendroica striata@AE1984
OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla@A1985
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas@A1954

Devon Coded Sub-species List

Sub-speciesScientific NameDevon CodeBOU CodesLast Seen
Tundra Bean GooseAnser fabalis rossicusAAE2007
Taiga Bean GooseAnser fabalis fabalisAAE1997
European White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons albifronsBAE
Greenland White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons flavirostrisAAE2011
Dark-bellied Brent GooseBranta bernicla berniclaCAE
Pale-bellied Brent GooseBranta bernicla hrotaCAE
Black BrantBranta bernicla nigricansAAE2009
CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo carboDA
Continental CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo sinensisBA
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus graellsiiCA
Scandinavian Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus intermediusBA
Herring GullLarus argentatus argenteusDA
Scandinavian Herring GullLarus argentatus argentatusBA
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides glaucoidesBA
Kumlien's GullLarus glaucoides kumlieniAA2012
Coal TitPeriparus ater britannicusCA
Continental Coal TitPeriparus ater aterAA
ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita collybitaEA
'Grey' Chiffchaff (tristis/abietinus/fulvescens)Phylloscopus collybita abietinus/tristisBA
Scandinavian ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita abietinusAA
Siberian ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita tristisAA
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca currucaCA
Siberian Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca halimodendriAA1994
Western Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillans cantillansAA
DipperCinclus cinclus gularisCA
Black-bellied DipperCinclus cinclus cinclus@A1983
WheatearOenanthe oenanthe oenantheDA
Greenland WheatearOenanthe oenanthe leucorhoaBA
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava flavissimaCA
Ashy-headed WagtailMotacilla flava cinereocapillaAA2006
Black-headed WagtailMotacilla flava feldegg@A2005
Blue-headed WagtailMotacilla flava flavaBA
Grey-headed WagtailMotacilla flava thunbergiiAA1997
White WagtailMotacilla alba albaBA
Pied WagtailMotacilla alba yarrelliiEA
Pied/White WagtailMotacilla albaEA
Rock PipitAnthus petrosus petrosusCA
Scandinavian Rock PipitAnthus petrosus littoralisBA
Mealy RedpollCarduelis flammea flammeaAA2007
Greenland/Iceland RedpollCarduelis flammea rostrata/islandicaAA2006