RBBP Species List

Dartford Warbler by Kev Joynes

For further information about this list see Data Submission.

A downloadable version of the species list (in MS Excel format) is also available: Download here.

The species on the list are divided into native and non-native breeding birds, and each of these groups are further sub-divided as follows:

The full criteria for species selection is available here: Species selection criteria. These criteria replace those documented in our 2009 report (British Birds 104:479-480). Note that species in the regular and occasional breeding categories have bred (confirmed breeding category) in the UK at least once since 1900, though a few occasional breeders as one of a mixed pair only.

Rare Breeding Birds in the UK - Regular Breeders  
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Shoveler Anas clypeata
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus
Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata
Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus
Red Kite Milvus milvus
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Merlin Falco columbarius
Hobby Falco subbuteo
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Corn Crake Crex crex
Common Crane Grus grus
Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Dotterel Charadrius morinellus
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Long-eared Owl Asio otos
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor
Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
Willow Tit Poecile montana
Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus
Woodlark Lullula arborea
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Fair Isle Wren Troglodytes troglodytes fridariensis
St. Kilda Wren Troglodytes troglodytes hirtensis
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Redwing Turdus iliacus
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
Rare Breeding Birds in the UK - Occasional Breeders  
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
Black Duck Anas rubripes
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Great Bustard Otis tarda
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
Hoopoe Upupa epops
Shore Lark Eremophila alpestris
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava flava
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
European Serin Serinus serinus
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus
Rare Breeding Birds in the UK - Colonising Breeders  
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Great White Egret Ardea alba
Rare Breeding Birds in the UK - Potential Breeders  
Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca
Smew Mergellus albellus
Great Northern Diver Gavia immer
White-billed Diver Gavia adamsii
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris
Macaronesian Shearwater Puffinus baroli
Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus
Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Great Snipe Gallinago media
Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei
Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor
Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
Western Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli
Iberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus ibericus
Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata
Marmora's Warbler Sylvia sarda
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala
River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis
Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum
Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola
Rare Non-native Breeding Birds in the UK - Regular Breeders  
Black Swan Cygnus atratus
Whooper Swan (naturalised) Cygnus cygnus
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens
Barnacle Goose (naturalised) Branta leucopsis
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
Common Goldeneye (naturalised) Bucephala clangula
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus
Lady Amherst's Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae
Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monarchus
Eagle Owl Bubo bubo
Rare Non-native Breeding Birds in the UK - Occasional Breeders  
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator
Bean Goose Anser fabalis
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Emperor Goose Chen canagica
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis
Cape Shelduck Tadorna cana
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
Silver Pheasant Lophura nycthemera
Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii
Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
Helmeted Guinea-fowl Numida meleagris
Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis
Blue-crowned Parakeet Aratinga acuticaudata
Red-winged Laughingthrush Garrulax formosus
Canary Serinus canaria
Rare Non-native Breeding Birds in the UK - Potential Breeders  
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus
Ringed Teal Callonetta leucophrys
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus
Red-rumped Parrot Psephotus haematonotus

Revision date: 3rd September 2013