West Midland Bird Club

County Lists for the Region, 2001


The following table shows all species in categories A to C of The British List that have been reliably recorded in the area covered by the current boundaries of the four counties of our Region, since records were kept. The regional total as at 31 December 2001 was 337 (up one from 2000, but only because Hooded Crow is now considered a separate species). The year shown is the latest in which the species has been observed in each county.

Species in [square brackets] refer to birds on The British List which, within the Region, are not thought to have occurred except as escapes or releases from captivity and these do not contribute towards county totals: "nk" refers to reliable, but undated, 19th century records. Subspecies or races are shown in {curly brackets} and they too are not included in the totals. A record shown as "<1836" occurred before that year.

We would welcome details of birds you have seen in the four counties of the West Midland region.

We would welcome details of birds you have seen in the four counties of the West Midland region.

The Lists

County Lists (as at the end of 2001)
Common Name Scientific Name Warks Worcs Staffs WM
Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 2001199720012001
Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica 2001199520001997
Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 2001200120011986
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 2001200120012001
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 2001200120012001
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena 2001199620001996
Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus 2001200019981999
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 2001200120012000
Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 1994200019931996
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea --1971-
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 2000200119961990
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus 1983196819901970
Leach's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa 2000199719891987
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus 1999199720011991
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 2001200120012001
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 2001200020001998
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris 2001200119991995
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus 198118651901<1836
Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 2001198320001994
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides --1874-
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 199419931987-
Little Egret Egretta garzetta 2001200120011998
Great White Egret Ardea alba 2000199920011995
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 2001200120012001
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 199020001994-
Black Stork Ciconia nigra -19561985-
White Stork Ciconia ciconia 1999199819991986
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus --1840-
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 2000200119981999
Mute Swan Cygnus olor 2001200120012001
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus 2001200120011999
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 2001200120012000
Bean Goose Anser fabalis 199619992001-
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 2001199920012001
White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 2001200119991997
[Lesser White-fronted Goose] Anser erythropus 1991-1992-
Greylag Goose Anser anser 2001200120012001
[Snow Goose] Anser caerulescens 2001199920002001
Canada Goose Branta canadensis 2001200120012001
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 2001200120012000
Brent Goose Branta bernicla 2001200020001997
[Red-breasted Goose] Branta ruficollis 197319961992-
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus 2001198920001999
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea 2001200120011998
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 2001200120012001
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata 2001200120012001
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope 2001200120012001
American Wigeon Anas americana 1987-1998-
Gadwall Anas strepera 2001200120012001
Common Teal Anas crecca 2001200120012001
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis 200119932001-
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 2001200120012001
Northern Pintail Anas acuta 2001200120012001
Garganey Anas querquedula 2001200120012001
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors 198919892001-
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata 2001200120012001
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina 2001200120012001
Common Pochard Aythya ferina 2001200120012001
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 2001199019772001
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 2001199919991998
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 2001200120012001
Greater Scaup Aythya marila 2001200120012000
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis --1987-
Common Eider Somateria mollissima 1993200119991993
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 2001199920012000
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 2001200120012000
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata 19862000--
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca 2001198519921994
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 2001200120012001
Smew Mergellus albellus 2001200120011999
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 2000200120012001
Goosander Mergus merganser 2001200120012001
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis 2001200120012001
Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus 2001200020011996
Black Kite Milvus migrans -198619911998
Red Kite Milvus milvus 2001200120012001
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla 189119451905-
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 2001200120011998
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus 1999199920011997
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus 2000199520001951
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis 2000200120012000
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 2001200120012001
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo 2001200120012001
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus 1994197920011996
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos --nk-
Osprey Pandion haliaetus 2001200120012001
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 2001200120012001
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus 1967200119771973
Merlin Falco columbarius 2001200120012001
Hobby Falco subbuteo 2001200120012001
Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus 1852-<1844-
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 2001200120012001
Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus --20011868
Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix -191520001897
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa 2001200120012001
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix 2001200120012001
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix 2001200120002001
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 2001200120012001
[Golden Pheasant] Chrysolophus pictus 1995197219981985
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 2001200120012001
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana 2001200119991998
Little Crake Porzana parva 1974---
Corn Crake Crex crex 2000198819881965
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 2001200120012001
Common Coot Fulica atra 2001200120012001
Common Crane Grus grus 2000199920001903
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax --C1899nk
Great Bustard Otis tarda -C1825--
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 2001200120012001
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 198719861995-
Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 1999199620011999
Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus 2001199619561991
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola 19961994--
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 2001200120012001
Great Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 2001200120012001
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 199319401995-
Dotterel Charadrius morinellus 199319991998-
American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica 1991---
European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 2001200120012001
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 2001200120011997
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus 1975---
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 2001200120012001
Red Knot Calidris canutus 2001200120012001
Sanderling Calidris alba 2001200120012001
Little Stint Calidris minuta 2001200120012001
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii 2001200020012000
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla -19881971-
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis -19961989-
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii 1996-1996-
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 1997200120011988
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 2001200120012001
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 1993198820001985
Dunlin Calidris alpina 2001200120012001
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus 1985---
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis 1995-1980-
Ruff Philomachus pugnax 2001200120012001
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus 2001200120012001
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago 2001200120012001
Great Snipe Gallinago media 1894-19541995
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus 19831990--
Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 2001200120012001
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 2001200120012001
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 2001200120012001
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 2001200120012001
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata 2001200120012001
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda 1851---
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus 2001200120011999
Common Redshank Tringa totanus 2001200120012001
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis --1974-
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia 2001200120012001
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes --1995-
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 2001200120012001
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 2001200120011999
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 2001200120012001
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia 1990-1982-
Turnstone Arenaria interpres 2001200120012001
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor 19961985--
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus 2000199920001893
Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius 2001200020011997
Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus 1997199919911985
Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus 1997199619992000
Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus -198719941991
Great Skua Catharacta skua 2001200019971994
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus 2001200120012001
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla -1996-1997
Little Gull Larus minutus 2001200120012001
Sabine's Gull Larus sabini 198919972001-
Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia 1992-1996-
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2001200120012001
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis 1998199719991996
Common Gull Larus canus 2001200120012001
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 2001200120012001
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 2001200120012001
{Caspian Gull} Larus a. cachinnans 2001200120012000
{Yellow-legged Gull) Larus a. michahellis 2001200120012001
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides 2001199620011998
{Kumlein's Gull} Larus g. kumleini 2001-1999-
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 2001200020011999
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 2001200120012001
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 2001200120012001
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica 1899nk19891896
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia 1993197119991979
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 2001200120011998
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii 200119991983-
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 2001200120012001
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea 2001200120012001
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata --1852-
Little Tern Sterna albifrons 2001200120012000
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida 198719941970-
Black Tern Chlidonias niger 2001200120012001
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 2001200019991977
Common Guillemot Uria aalge nk-19201980
Razorbill Alca torda nk1953-1912
Little Auk Alle alle 1995199820011999
Puffin Fratercula arctica 1984196319831999
Pallas's Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes paradoxus 1888188819081888
Feral Pigeon Columba livia 2001200120012001
Stock Dove Columba oenas 2001200120012001
Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus 2001200120012001
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 2001200120012001
Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 2001200120012001
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri 2001200019982001
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 2001200120012001
Barn Owl Tyto alba 2001200120012001
Little Owl Athene noctua 2001200120012001
Tawny Owl Strix aluco 2001200120012001
Long-eared Owl Asio otus 2000199920012001
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 2001200120011998
Tengmalm's Owl Aegolius funereus -1901--
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus 2001199820011979
White-throated Needle-tail Hirundapus caudacutus --1991-
Common Swift Apus apus 2001200120012001
Alpine Swift Apus melba -199719961988
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 2001200120012001
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 18861970-1955
European Roller Coracias garrulus --1908-
Hoopoe Upupa epops 1999199919961997
Wryneck Jynx torquilla 1999200119942001
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis 2001200120012001
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 2001200120012001
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor 2001200120012001
Wood Lark Lullula arborea 2001199720011998
Sky Lark Alauda arvensis 2001200120012001
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris 1994199620011997
Sand Martin Riparia riparia 2001200120012001
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 2001200120012001
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica 19722001--
House Martin Delichon urbica 2001200120012001
Richard's Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae 2001196719941994
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris --1953-
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 2001200120012001
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 2001200120012001
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus 1994---
Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus petrosus 2001200120012001
{Scandinavian Rock Pipit} Anthus p. littoralis 1999199719981996
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta 2001200120012001
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava flavissima 2001200120012001
{Blue-headed Wagtail} Motacilla f. flava 2001199919992001
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola 1997---
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 2001200120012001
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii 2001200120012001
{White Wagtail} Motacilla a. alba 2001200120012001
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus 2001200120012001
Dipper Cinclus cinclus gularis 1994200120011999
{Black-bellied Dipper} Cinclus c. cinclus 1996---
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 2001200120012001
Hedge Accentor Prunella modularis 2001200120012001
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris nk---
Robin Erithacus rubecula 2001200120012001
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos 2001200119811979
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica 1995198119941985
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 2001200120002001
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 2001200120012001
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 2001200120012001
Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata 2001200120012001
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 2001200120012001
{Greenland Wheatear} Oenanthe o. leucorrhoa 2001199919991997
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti --1996-
White's Thrush Zoothera dauma 1895---
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus 2001200120012001
Blackbird Turdus merula 2001200120012001
Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni -1979--
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis -19961978-
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris 2001200120012001
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 2001200120012001
Redwing Turdus iliacus 2001200120012001
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 2001200120012001
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti 2001200119782001
Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia 2001200120012001
River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis --1996-
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides 199519991977-
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola -1983--
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 2001200120012001
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris 2001199819961982
Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus 2001200120012001
Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus 1979---
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina 199719421993-
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta 2000-1996-
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata 19142001nk-
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria 1979---
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca 2001200120012001
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis 2001200120012001
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 2001200120012001
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 2001200120012001
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis --1993-
Pallas's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus 200119871970-
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 1996199920011998
Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei --1994-
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus ---1996
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix 2001200120012001
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 2001200120012001
{Siberian Chiffchaff} Phylloscopus c. tristis 200020011998-
{Scandinavian Chiffchaff} Phylloscopus c. abietinus -200119901991
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 2001200120012001
Goldcrest Regulus regulus 2001200120012001
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla 2001200120012001
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 2001200120012001
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva 1992---
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca 2001200120012001
Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus 2001199419971993
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus 2001200120012001
Marsh Tit Parus palustris 2001200120012001
Willow Tit Parus montanus 2001200120012001
Coal Tit Parus ater 2001200120012001
Blue Tit Parus caeruleus 2001200120012001
Great Tit Parus major 2001200120012001
European Nuthatch Sitta europaea 2001200120012001
Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 2001200120012001
Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 2000200019971990
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 1983200019761984
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor -1987--
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor 2001200020011998
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator -1893-1999
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius 2001200120012001
Magpie Pica pica 2001200120012001
Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes --1991-
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax -1826--
Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula 2001200120012001
Rook Corvus frugilegus 2001200120012001
Carrion Crow Corvus corone 2001200120012001
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix 1987198319941984
Common Raven Corvus corax 2001200120012001
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris 2001200120012001
Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus 2001185520011890
House Sparrow Passer domesticus 2001200120012001
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 2001200120012001
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 2001200120012001
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 2001200120012001
European Serin Serinus serinus -19812001-
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris 2001200120012001
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 2001200120012001
Siskin Carduelis spinus 2001200120012001
Linnet Carduelis cannabina 2001200120012001
Twite Carduelis flavirostris 2001199720011991
Lesser Redpoll Carduellis cabaret 2001200120012001
Mealy Redpoll Carduelis flammea 2001200119981996
Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni -20011996-
Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera -18381980-
Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra 2001200120012001
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula 2001200120012001
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes 2001200120001999
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus 1981-19971996
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis 2001200120001997
Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos -1996--
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella 2001200120012001
Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus 1959198319511950
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica -1987--
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla 190219941995-
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus 2001200120012001
Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra 2001200120012001
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula ---1968
2001 Totals (Regional = 238): 212191201162
County Totals (regional = 337):296295306265


New addtions for 2001 are:


The records of Red and Black Grouse on the West Midlands list refer to Sutton Park which, at the time of the records, was part of Warwickshire.

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