A systematic list of the birds recorded at Earlswood


Original created: 14th April 2008
Last updated: 15th January 2016
* = latest additions


I would welcome any old or recent records of birds observed at Earlswood, especially if they are unpublished, as I'm currently compiling a book on the birds of Earlswood for future publication. Please email me your records - I'd really appreciate it. For recent bird sightings made in the area, check out my Twitter page.

Species observed by specific birders are listed on the Birders' Earlswood lists page, where I hope others will add their own lists. The following British List species have been recorded:


Wild/feral species:

No. English name Scientific name Last recorded
1. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
2015
2. Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus
1956
3. Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
2009
4. White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
<1910
5. Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
2011
6. Greylag Goose Anser anser
2015
7. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
2015
8. Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
2013
9. Brent Goose Branta bernicla
2002
10. Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
2005
11. Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
2015
12. Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
2015
13. Wigeon Anas penelope
2015
14. Gadwall Anas strepera
2015
15. Teal Anas crecca
2015
16. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
2015
17. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
2015
18. Garganey Anas querquedula
2011
19. Shoveler Anas clypeata
2015
20. Common Pochard Aythya ferina
2015
21. Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
1949
22. Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
2015
23. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
2001
24. Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
2004
25. Common Scoter Melanitta nigra
1996
26. Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
2015
27. Smew Mergellus albellus
2010
28. Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
2015
29. Goosander Mergus merganser
2015
30. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
2009
31. Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
2013
32. Grey Partridge Perdix perdix
1960
33. Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
2015
34. Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata
1996
35. Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica
1950
36. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
2015
37. Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
2015
38. Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus
2004
39. Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
1955
40. Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
1988
41. Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
1896
42. Gannet Morus bassanus
1914
43. Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
2015
44. Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
1994
45. Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
2011
46. Little Egret Egretta garzetta
2015
47. Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
2015
48. Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
1956
49. White Stork Ciconia ciconia
2005
50. Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus
2007
51. Red Kite Milvus milvus
2015
52. Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
1976
53. Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
2015
54. Buzzard Buteo buteo
2015
55. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
2008
56. Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
2015
57. Merlin Falco columbarius
2006
58. Hobby Falco subbuteo
2015
59. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
2015
60. Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
2015
61. Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
1955
62. Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
2015
63. Coot Fulica atra
2015
64. Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
2015
65. Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
2012
66. Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
2013
67. Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
2013
68. Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria
2015
69. Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
2013
70. Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
2015
71. Sanderling Calidris alba
2013
72. Little Stint Calidris minuta
1999
73. Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
1998
74. Dunlin Calidris alpina
2015
75. Ruff Philomachus pugnax
2014
76. Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
2006
77. Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
2015
78. Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
2015
79. Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
2013
80. Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
2011
81. Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
2015
82. Curlew Numenius arquata
2014
83. Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
2015
84. Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
2013
85. Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
1955
86. Greenshank Tringa nebularia
2015
87. Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
1949
88. Common Redshank Tringa totanus
2015
89. Turnstone Arenaria interpres
2013
90. Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
2007
91. Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
2015
92. Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
2015
93. Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
2015
94. Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
2015
95. Common Gull Larus canus
2015
96. Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
2015
97. Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
2015
98. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
2015
99. Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
2015
100. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
2015
101. Little Tern Sternula albifrons
2012
102. Black Tern Chlidonias niger
2015
103. Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
2014
104. Common Tern Sterna hirundo
2015
105. Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
2015
106. Puffin Fratercula arctica
1953
107. Feral Pigeon Columba livia
2015
108. Stock Dove Columba oenas
2015
109. Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus
2015
110. Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
2015
111. Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
1967
112. Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
2008
113. Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
2015
114. Barn Owl Tyto alba
2013
115. Little Owl Athene noctua
2015
116. Tawny Owl Strix aluco
2015
117. Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
2015
118. Swift Apus apus
2015
119. Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
2015
120. Hoopoe Upupa epops
2011
121. Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
2015
122. Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
2015
123. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor
2015
124. Wood Lark Lullula arborea
1958
125. Sky Lark Alauda arvensis
2015
126. Sand Martin Riparia riparia
2015
127. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
2015
128. House Martin Delichon urbicum
2015
129. Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
2004
130. Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
2015
131. Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
2015
132. Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus
2014
133. Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
1949
134. Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava flavissima
2015
Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava flava
1949
135. Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
2015
136. Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii
2015
White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba
2015
137. Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
2012
138. Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
2015
139. Dunnock Prunella modularis
2015
140. Robin Erithacus rubecula
2015
141. Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
1956
142. Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
2015
143. Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
2015
144. Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
2015
145. Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
2015
146. Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
2015
147. Blackbird Turdus merula
2015
148. Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
2015
149. Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
2015
150. Redwing Turdus iliacus
2015
151. Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
2015
152. Cetti's Warbler * Cettia cetti
2015
153. Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia
2014
154. Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
2015
155. Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
2015
156. Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
2015
157. Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
2015
158. Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
2015
159. Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis
2015
160. Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
2014
161. Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
2013
162. Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
2015
163. Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
2015
164. Goldcrest Regulus regulus
2015
165. Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
2015
166. Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
2015
167. Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
1997
168. Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
2015
169. Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
2015
170. Great Tit Parus major
2015
171. Coal Tit Periparus ater
2015
172. Willow Tit Poecile montana
2003
173. Marsh Tit Poecile palustris
2015
174. Nuthatch Sitta europaea
2015
175. Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
2015
176. Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
2004
177. Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor
1969
178. Jay Garrulus glandarius
2015
179. Magpie Pica pica
2015
180. Jackdaw Corvus monedula
2015
181. Rook Corvus frugilegus
2015
182. Carrion Crow Corvus corone
2015
183. Hooded Crow Corvus cornix
1956
184. Raven Corvus corax
2015
185. Starling Sturnus vulgaris
2015
186. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
2015
187. Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
1990
188. Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
2015
189. Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
2015
190. Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
2015
191. Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
2015
192. Siskin Carduelis spinus
2015
193. Linnet Carduelis cannabina
2015
194. Twite Carduelis flavirostris
1957
195. Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret
2015
196. Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
2014
197. Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
2015
198. Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
2015
199. Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
2015
200. Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
1949
201. Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
2015
202. Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
2015
203. Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
1949
Unconfirmed:
204. Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
1908
205. Black Kite Milvus migrans
2008
206. Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
2002
207. Goshawk * Accipiter gentilis
2015
208. Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
2013
209. Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
1949
210. Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
1948



Escaped/released species:

No. English name Scientific name Last recorded
1. Snow Goose Anser caerulescens
1978
2. Ross's Goose Anser rossii
1996
3. Paradise Shelduck Tadorna variegata
2012
4. Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata
2010
5. Ringed Teal Callonetta leucophrys
1994
6. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
2010
7. White-cheeked (Bahama) Pintail~~ Anas bahamensis
2009



Hybrids:

No. English name Scientific nam Last recorded
1. Whooper Swan x Mute Swan (hybrid)
2002
2. Snow Goose x ?Greylag Goose (hybrid)
2013
3. Canada Goose x Greylag Goose (hybrid)
2015
4. Barnacle Goose x Greylag Goose (hybrid)
2010
5. Muscovy Duck x domestic Mallard (hybrid)
2015

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