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Notable Dorset Bird Records

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 Records
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba 5
American Yellow Warbler Setophaga aestiva 5
Bairds Sandpiper Calidris bairdii 26
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 0
Bee-eater Merops apiaster 1
Bonapartes Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia 26
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis 5
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans 1
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 70
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 0
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 1
Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 12
Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis 19
Great White Egret Ardea alba 52
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensisr 20
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides 10
Grey Phalarope Phalaropus filicarius 29
Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus 3
Hoopoe Upupa epops 18
Humes Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei 9
Iceland Gull Larus Glaucoides 11
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 3
Kumliens Gull Larus glaucoides kumlieni 1
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla 16
Lesser Yellow Legs Tringa flavipes 18
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla 1
Little Gull Larus minutus 22
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus 0
Melodius Warbler Hippolais polyglotta 3
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 2
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus 7
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus 9
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica 12
Richards Pipit Anthus richardi 5
Ringed-bill Gull Larus delawarernsis 3
Rose-coloured Starling Pastor roseus 7
Sabines Gull Larus sabini 3
Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla 7
Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristisrr 8
Snow Bunting Plectophenax nivalis 6
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata 3
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius 27
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus 32
Stome Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus 3
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans 7