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2019 Descriptions - last call

The deadline for the 2019 Bird Report is rapidly approaching. If you found (or saw) any of these birds please could you submit a description to to ensure your records are published. Many thanks. 

Alpine Swift, Dawlish 11 Jun  Hooded Crow, Baggy Point 10 May
Barred Warbler, Thurlestone 30 Aug Long-tailed Skua, Dawlish Warren 11 Oct
Caspian Gull, Thurlestone, 08 Feb Purple Heron, Slapton Ley 07 May
Caspian Gull, Topsham 02 Aug Sabine's Gull, Thurlestone 14 Aug
Cory's Shearwater, Berry Head 19 Jul Serin (2), Harrowbeer 19 Apr
Glossy Ibis, Otter Est 11-13 Mar Tree Sparrow (2), Berry Head 20 Mar


Posted May 2nd at 3:27 pm by Kevin Rylands in General Birding

Coronavirus update - Bird Hides

Please be aware that in line with Government guidelines on social distancing, the Devon Birds hides at Beesands, Fernworthy and Roadford, in addition to hides elsewhere in the County including Dawlish Warren are closed until further notice. Thank you for your co-operation and stay safe.

Please follow NHS guidelines:

Posted April 16th at 12:04 pm by Mike Daniels in General Birding


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Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am in General Birding

Thursday 14th May 2020


Great views of both Little Bittern at Radford Park Lake and Woodchat Shrike at Wembury earlier today

Woodchat Shrike Little Bittern Little Bittern
Woodchat Shrike                                   Little Bittern                                    Little Bittern

Posted May 14th at 5:54 pm by David Boult in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Tuesday 12th May 2020

East Teignmouth

Red Kite sighting.  Midday on 12 05 2020. Single bird heading north, being harassed by a crow.  

Other nearby sightings help to confirm identification, as I was surprised. 

Posted May 12th at 12:33 pm by J Channell in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Sunday 10th May 2020

Red Kite - Paignton

From my garden in Goodrington, flying North 10:35am

Posted May 10th at 10:44 am by Paul Nunn in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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