My Shetland Bird List


Shetland Bird List
Birds I have seen in Shetland since I can remember (my records go back to 2007)
Though my bird years only begun roughly 2010/11

Totals:
Species:         282

Locally Rare Species are in Orange
British Rare Species are in Red

*Dates are still needed for bird species

Systematic List-
  1. Mute Swan
  2. Whooper Swan
  3. Bewick's (Tundra) Swan 06/04/2018 Hillwell, South Mainland (1)
  4. Canada Goose  04/05/2013 Clickimin Loch, Lerwick, Mainland (1)
  5. Brent Goose 22/11/2014 Toab, South Mainland (3)
  6. Barnacle Goose
  7. Greylag Goose
  8. Bean Goose  25/01/2014 Gott, Tingwall, Mainland (5 Tundra)
  9. Pink-footed Goose
  10. White-fronted Goose 23/02/2013 Utra, Fair Isle (1)
  11. Shelduck
  12. Wigeon
  13. Mallard
  14. Shoveler 11/10/2010 Near Eela Water, North Mainland
  15. Gadwall 06/03/12 Clickimin Loch, Lerwick, Mainland (2)
  16. Pintail  20/01/2013 Boddam (3)
  17. Teal
  18. Garganey 17/07/2015 Loch of Hillwell, South Mainland
  19. American Wigeon 06/12/2014 Loch of Collaster, Norby, West Mainland (1)
  20. Green-winged Teal 08/06/2013 Near Eela Water, North Mainland (1 male)
  21. Pochard 28/11/2011 Clickimin Loch, Lerwick Mainland
  22. Tufted Duck
  23. Scaup 09/09/2012 Clickimin Loch, Lerwick, Mainland (1 female)
  24. Lesser Scaup 21/11/2015 Loch of Houlland, South Nesting, CM (1st winter male)
  25. Ring-necked Duck 07/04/2014 Asta Loch, Mainland (1 male)
  26. Goldeneye
  27. Smew 22/12/2012 Clickimin Loch,  Lerwick, Mainland (1 female)
  28. Red-breasted Merganser
  29. Goosander 15/11/2011 Strand Loch, Tingwall, Mainland
  30. Long-tailed Duck
  31. Velvet Scoter 29/10/11 Lerwick Harbour, Mainland (1)
  32. Common Scoter 16/10/2012 North Haven, Fair Isle (2)
  33. Eider
  34. Surf Scoter 24/01/2015 Skaw, Unst (1st winter drake)
  35. King Eider 11/11/2017 Wester Quarff, SM (drake)
  36. Shag
  37. Comorant
  38. Red-throated Diver
  39. Black-throated Diver 08/02/2014 Nesbister Voe, Whiteness, Mainland
  40. Great-northern Diver
  41. White-billed Diver 05/04/16 Basta Voe, Yell (1 wintering bird)
  42. Great-crested Grebe c2008 The Hams of Roe, Muckle Roe, North Mainland (A pair)
  43. Red-necked Grebe /02/2018 East Voe of Skellister, South Nesting, CM (1)
  44. Slavonian Grebe
  45. Little Grebe 17/11/2013 Pullar's Loch, Seafield, Lerwick, Mainland
  46. Pied-billed Grebe 04/11/2017 Setter Marsh, Spiggie, SM (first for Shetland)
  47. Gannet
  48. Fulmar
  49. Sooty Shearwater 09/09/2016 Fair Isle Waters (2)
  50. Manx Shearwater 13/09/2016 Fair Isle Waters (2)
  51. Leach's Petrel 06/07/14 North Haven, Fair Isle (1)
  52. Storm Petrel 21/06/2009 Mousa Broch, Mousa (1)
  53. BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS 28/05/16 South Gavel, Buness, Fair Isle (Wow)
  54. Swinhoe's Petrel 70/07/2014 North Haven, Fair Isle (1, 2nd for Fair Isle/Shetland)
  55. Black-headed Gull
  56. Kittiwake
  57. Little Gull
  58. Franklin's Gull 12/05/2009 Graven, North Mainland (1 adult)
  59. Common Gull
  60. Ring-billed Gull 20/01/2013 East Voe, Scalloway, Mainland (1)
  61. Herring Gull
  62. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  63. Great Black-backed Gull
  64. Glaucous Gull
  65. Iceland Gull
  66. Common Tern
  67. Arctic Tern
  68. Sandwich Tern /04/2013 Pool of Virkie, Sumburgh, South Mainland (1 ringed at Ythan Estuary, Aberdeen)
  69. Arctic Skua
  70. Pomarine Skua 05/01/2015 Ulsta, Yell
  71. Great Skua
  72. Common Guillemot
  73. Razorbill
  74. Puffin
  75. Black Guillemot
  76. Little Auk
  77. Oystercatcher
  78. Turnstone
  79. Little Ringed Plover 23/05/16 Da Water, Fair Isle (1)
  80. Ringed Plover
  81. Killdeer 13/11/2016 The Wart, Sandwick (1)
  82. Lapwing
  83. Dotterel
  84. Grey Plover 25/09/2015 Pool of Virkie, South Mainland (1)
  85. Golden Plover
  86. Sanderling
  87. Knot
  88. Dunlin
  89. Purple Sandpiper
  90. Curlew Sandpiper 13/09/2015 Grutness, South Mainland (1)
  91. Little Stint (2013)
  92. Ruff
  93. Redshank
  94. Greenshank (FI?)
  95. Wood Sandpiper (2013 FI)
  96. Green Sandpiper (2013 FI)
  97. Common Sandpiper 25/10/2012 Pool of Virkie
  98. Bar-tailed Godwit
  99. Black-tailed Godwit
  100. Whimbrel
  101. Curlew
  102. Red-necked Phalarope 15/10/2013
  103. Grey Phalarope 16/10/2011 North Haven, Fair Isle (1)
  104. Snipe
  105. Jack Snipe
  106. Woodcock
  107. Long-billed Dowitcher 08/09/2015 Swara Shun, Burravoe, Yell (1)
  108. Pectoral Sandpiper 07/07/2014 Haroldswick Pools, Unst (1)
  109. Spotted Sandpiper 30/09/2012 Lower Voe, Voe, North Mainland (1)
  110. Wilson's Phalarope 12/10/2013 Sand, West Mainland (1)
  111. Hudsonian Whimbrel 01/10/13 Mid Yell Voe, Yell (1)
  112. Grey Heron
  113. Glossy Ibis 11/01/2014 Littleness, Spiggie, South Mainland (1, 4th for Shetland)
  114. Night Heron 20/04/2014 Reawick, West Mainland (1)
  115. Little Egret 17/07/2015 Loch of Spiggie, South Mainland
  116. Great White Egret 05/11/2011 Skaw Loch, Whalsay (2)
  117. Cattle Egret 25/10/2015 Greenbrae, South Collafirth, North Mainland (1, 2nd for Shetland)
  118. Squacco Heron 07/06/2011 Urafirth, North Mainland (1, 1st for Shetland)
  119. Crane / /2012 Gott, Tingwall, Central Mainland (1)
  120. Spoonbill 28/2/2007 Brae, North Mainland (1)
  121. Corncrake 17/5/2015 Boddam, South Mainland
  122. Water Rail 
  123. Coot
  124. Moorhen
  125. Red Grouse
  126. Morning Dove 27/12/2015 Murrayston, Lerwick (1st for Shetland)
  127. Oriental Turtle Dove 28/11/2015 Ladysmith Rd, Scalloway (2nd for Shetland)
  128. Turtle Dove 11/5/2014 crop, Spiggie (1)
  129. Collard Dove
  130. Woodpigeon
  131. Stock Dove /02/2018 Gremista, Lerwick, CM (1)
  132. Rock Dove 
  133. Long-eared Owl
  134. Short-eared Owl
  135. Osprey 23/5/16 Da Water, Fair Isle (1)
  136. Buzzard 31/12/2014 Hessawalls, Fair Isle (1)
  137. Rough-legged Buzzard 31/12/2012 Laxobigging, Graven, North Mainland (1)
  138. Marsh Harrier
  139. Hen Harrier
  140. Montagu's Harrier 14/05/2017 West Voe of Sumburgh, South Mainland (1)
  141. Pallid Harrier 12/08/2011 Kennaby, Fair Isle (1)
  142. Black Kite 26/04/2015 Exnaboe, Virkie, South Mainland (1)
  143. Sparrowhawk 03/04/2013 The Plantation, Fair Isle (1)
  144. Kestrel
  145. Merlin
  146. Peregrine
  147. Cuckoo
  148. Hoopoe 22/05/2015 Clibberswick, Haroldswick, Unst (1)
  149. Wryneck
  150. Great-spotted Woodpecker 29/10/2013 Brae, North Mainland (1)
  151. Swift
  152. Swallow 
  153. House Martin
  154. Sand Martin
  155. Woodlark 20/10/2012 Quoy, Fair Isle
  156. Skylark
  157. Shore Lark /10/2016 South Green, Fair Isle (self-found)
  158. Short-toed Lark 25/08/2013 Sumburgh Farm crop
  159. Tree Pipit 10/4/16 Quoy, Fair Isle (1)
  160. Meadow Pipit
  161. Rock Pipit
  162. Buff-bellied Pipit 04/10/2017 Grutness, South Mainland (1)
  163. Red-throated Pipit  Skerryholm rig, Fair Isle (1)
  164. Olive-backed Pipit 18/10/13 Meadow Burn, Fair Isle (4)
  165. Pechora Pipit 11/10/16 Lower Stoneybrek, Fair Isle (1)
  166. Richard's Pipit /10/2013 Meoness, Fair Isle (1)
  167. Pied Wagtail
  168. Grey Wagtail 10/3/2013 Weisdale Kirk, Weisdale, Mainland (1)
  169. Yellow Wagtail 16/10/2014 Sompal, South Harbour, Fair Isle (1, juvenile Blue-headed)
  170. "Black-bellied" Dipper 07/03/2015  Burn of Daal, Voe (1)
  171. Dunnock c2011 Girlsta, Mainland (1)
  172. SIBERIAN ACCENTOR 09/10/2016 Quarry, Mossy Hill, Scousburgh (first for UK)
  173. Wren
  174. Starling
  175. Rose-coloured Starling 24/10/2014 Norderhoull, Voe, North Mainland (1 juv)
  176. Waxwing
  177. Ring Ouzel
  178. Blackbird
  179. Song Thrush
  180. Mistle Thrush 2013 FI
  181. Fieldfare
  182. Redwing
  183. Siberian Thrush 20/09/2017 near Clingera, Baltasound, Unst (female, 1)
  184. Black-throated Thrush 09/11/2013 Sound Cemetery, Sound, Lerwick, Mainland (1)
  185. Grey-cheeked Thrush 08/11/2014 Rana, Rerwick, South Mainland (1)
  186. Swainson's Thrush 04/10/2015 Final Checkout, Hagdale, Baltasound, Unst (1)
  187. Hermit Thrush East Punds Geo, Noss (1)
  188. Robin 
  189. Nightingale 24/5/2015 east Punds Geo, Noss (1)
  190. Whinchat
  191. Stonechat 11/10/2014 Kirkhoul, Cullivoe, Yell (1)
  192. Common Redstart
  193. Black Redstart 08/08/2014 Midway, Fair Isle (1)
  194. Northern Wheatear
  195. Desert Wheatear /10/2016 Scousburgh Sands, Spiggie (1 male)
  196. Pied Wheatear 08/11/2014 North Ayre, Haroldswick, Unst
  197. Isabelline Wheatear 17/10/16 Noss, Spiggie (1)
  198. Bluethroat /05/2013 Fair Isle Bird Observatory (1)
  199. Siberian Rubythroat 23/10/2011 Gulberwick, Mainland (1 adult male)
  200. Red-flanked Bluetail 13/10/2014 Fair Isle Bird Observatory (1)
  201. Siberian Stonechat 07/10/2012 Burn of Swinister, Hoswick, Sandwick, South Mainland (1)
  202. Sedge Warbler
  203. Reed Warbler
  204. Marsh Warbler 25/05/2013 Fair Isle Bird Observatory
  205. Blyth's Reed Warbler 27/05/2013 Fair Isle Bird Observatory (1)
  206. Paddyfield Warbler 22/10/2013 Ootbracks, Barkland, Fair Isle (1)
  207. Thick-billed Warbler 05/10/2013 Geosetter, South Mainland (1)
  208. Great Reed Warbler 04/06/2015 Halligarth, Baltasound, Unst (1)
  209. Grasshopper Warbler 14/10/2014 Field Ditch, Fair Isle (1)
  210. Lanceolated Warbler 17/10/2013 Field Ditch, Fair Isle (1)
  211. Pallas' Grasshopper Warbler 01/10/2017 Barnesfield, South Collafirth, NM (1)
  212. Icterine Warbler
  213. Melodious Warbler 26/10/15 Vaylie, Norwick, Unst (1)
  214. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler 05/10/2013 Hoswick, Sandwick, South Mainland (1)
  215. Booted Warbler 23/08/2015 Sumburgh Farm, Sumburgh, South Mainland (1)
  216. Blackcap
  217. Garden Warbler
  218. Common Whitethroat
  219. Lesser Whitethroat
  220. Subalpine Warbler 25/05/2013 Fair Isle Bird Observatory
  221. Moltoni's Warbler 25/05/2014 Fair Isle Bird Observatory
  222. Barred Warbler
  223. Chiffchaff
  224. Willow Warbler
  225. Wood Warbler
  226. Eastern Bonelli's Warbler 11/10/2014 Ladysmith Road, Scalloway, Mainland (1)
  227. Dusky Warbler Skerryholm, Fair Isle 16/10/2013
  228. Yellow-browed Warbler 
  229. Greenish Warbler 12/08/2011 The Chalet, Fair Isle
  230. Arctic Warbler 05/10/2014 Loch of Voe, Voe, North Mainland (1)
  231. Green Warbler 14/05/16 S.H.E, Baltasound (2nd for UK)
  232. Goldcrest
  233. Firecrest 15/10/2014 Saltwater Reeva, Fair Isle (1 male)
  234. Spotted Flycatcher
  235. Pied Flycatcher
  236. Red-breasted Flycatcher 21/09/14 Sumburgh Farm (1 female)
  237. Blue Tit
  238. Great Tit
  239. 'Northern' Treecreeper 24/10/2017 Troila Geo, Fair Isle
  240. Red-backed Shrike 25/05/2013 Quoy, Fair Isle (1 female)
  241. Brown Shrike 28/09/2013 Wester Quarff, South Mainland (1)
  242. Great Grey Shrike 16/10/2012 Plantation, Fair Isle (1)
  243. Lesser Grey Shrike 20/07/2014 Ordale Airport, Baltasound, Unst (1)
  244. Woodchat Shrike 20/05/16 Quoy, Fair Isle (1 male)
  245. Jackdaw
  246. Hooded Crow
  247. Carrion Crow
  248. Rook
  249. Raven
  250. House Sparrow
  251. Tree Sparrow 25/05/2013 Fair Isle Bird Observatory (3)
  252. Bullfinch
  253. Hawfinch 19/10/13 Auld Haa, Fair Isle (1)
  254. Brambling
  255. Chaffinch
  256. Goldfinch
  257. Greenfinch 16/10/2012 Fair Isle Bird Observatory (8)
  258. Siskin
  259. Linnet 03/05/2014 Shirva, Fair Isle (1)
  260. Twite
  261. Lesser Redpoll
  262. Mealy (Common) Redpoll
  263. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll 18/10/2012 School Brae, Fair Isle (1)
  264. Common Rosefinch
  265. Common Crossbill
  266. Parrot Crossbill 04/10/2017 Ackigarth, Lerwick (2-3, two males at least)
  267. Two-barred Crossbill 29/07/13 Sumburgh Head, Sumburgh, South Mainland (1 juvenile)
  268. Pine Grosbeak 10/02/2013 Collafirth, North Mainland (3rd for Shetland)
  269. Lapland Bunting
  270. Snow Bunting
  271. Yellowhammer 22/10/13 Ootbracks, Barkland area, Fair Isle (1)
  272. Reed Bunting (FI APRIL 2012)
  273. Little Bunting  28/09/13 Wester Quarff, Mainland (1)
  274. Rustic Bunting 27/05/16 Utra, Fair Isle
  275. Yellow-breasted Bunting /09/2017 Old croft by cemetary, Housay, Outer Skerries (1 juv)
  276. Ortolan Bunting 22/05/16 North Naversgill, Fair Isle (female)
  277. Pine Bunting /10/16 Quoy, Fair Isle (1 female)
  278. Yellow-rumped Warbler 07/05/14 Haroldswick, Unst (3rd for Shetland)
  279. Cape May Warbler  25/10/13 Baltasound, Unst (2nd for the Western Palearctic)
  280. Rose-breasted Grosbeak 04/05/16 Toogs, West Burra (1st for Shetland)
  281. Dark-eyed Junco 11/05/2015 Toab, South Mainland (5th Shetland record)
  282. Black-billed Cuckoo /09/2017 Dale of Walls, West Mainland (2nd Shetland record)










































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