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Notable Dorset Bird Records

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The location of Dorset makes it a prime area for migrant and vagrant birds mainly, but not exclusively, from the south and west to make landfall. Notable birds are frequently found here and this is a list of some of the most interesting sightings since the records database started in January 2017. Click any species name to see where it was recorded and when.

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Common Name (Click for full details) Alternative Name(s) Scientific Name Tweets
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba 5
American Yellow Warbler Setophaga aestiva 5
Bairds Sandpiper Calidris bairdii 26
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 11
Bee-eater Merops apiaster 1
Bonapartes Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia 31
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis 6
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans 8
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 126
Common Rosefinch Scarlet Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus 10
Corys Shearwater Calonectris diomedea 5
Crane Grus grus 1
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus 4
Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans 7
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 23
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 2
Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 12
Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis 19
Great White Egret Ardea alba 104
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensisr 20
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides 10
Grey Phalarope Phalaropus filicarius 41
Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus 4
Hoopoe Upupa epops 19
Humes Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei 9
Iceland Gull Larus Glaucoides 19
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 3
Kumliens Gull Larus glaucoides kumlieni 2
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla 16
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis 10
Lesser Yellow Legs Tringa flavipes 49
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla 1
Little Gull Larus minutus 32
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus 0
Melodius Warbler Hippolais polyglotta 3
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana 1
Pallas Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus 2
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 1
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 1
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 2
Raddes Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi 9
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva 12
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus 7
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus 9
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica 12
Richards Pipit Anthus richardi 8
Ringed-billed Gull Larus delawarernsis 6
Rose-coloured Starling Pastor roseus 7
Ross,s Gull Rhodostethia rosea 14
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica 1