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:         279

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








































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