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Species

The following table includes all 297 species recorded in Buckinghamshire.

Vernacular NameScientific NameStatus
Red-throated DiverGavia stellataRare
Black-throated DiverGavia arcticaRare
Great Northern DiverGavia immerRare
Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisFairly common
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusCommon
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegenaVery scarce
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritusRare
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollisVery scarce
FulmarFulmarus glacialisVery rare
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravisVery rare
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare
Storm PetrelHydrobates pelagicusVery rare
Leach's PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare
GannetMorus bassanusVery rare
CormorantPhalacrocorax carboFairly common
ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelisVery scarce
BitternBotaurus stellarisVery scarce
Little BitternIxobrychus minutusVery rare
Night-heronNycticorax nycticoraxVery rare
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisVery rare
Little EgretEgretta garzettaFairly common
Great White EgretArdea albaVery rare
Grey HeronArdea cinereaFairly common
Purple HeronArdea purpureaVery rare
Black StorkCiconia nigraVery rare
White StorkCiconia ciconiaRare
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusVery rare
SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaVery rare
Mute SwanCygnus olorVery common
Bewick's SwanCygnus columbianusScarce
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusVery scarce
Bean GooseAnser fabalisRare
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchusVery scarce
White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsVery scarce
Greylag GooseAnser anserCommon
Snow GooseAnser caerulescensCommon
Canada GooseBranta canadensisVery common
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsisFairly common
Brent GooseBranta berniclaVery scarce
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaFairly common
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaFairly common
ShelduckTadorna tadornaFairly common
Mandarin DuckAix galericulataFairly common
WigeonAnas penelopeVery common
GadwallAnas streperaFairly common
TealAnas creccaCommon
Green-winged TealAnas carolinensisVery rare
MallardAnas platyrhynchosVery common
PintailAnas acutaScarce
GarganeyAnas querquedulaVery scarce
ShovelerAnas clypeataFairly common
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaVery scarce
PochardAythya ferinaCommon
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaVery rare
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaCommon
ScaupAythya marilaVery scarce
EiderSomateria mollissimaVery rare
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVery scarce
Common ScoterMelanitta nigraVery scarce
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fuscaVery rare
BuffleheadBucephala albeolaVery rare
GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaFairly common
SmewMergellus albellusVery scarce
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorVery scarce
GoosanderMergus merganserScarce
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisScarce
Honey-buzzardPernis apivorusRare
Black KiteMilvus migransVery rare
Red KiteMilvus milvusFairly common
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicillaVery rare
Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosusVery scarce
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusVery scarce
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargusVery rare
GoshawkAccipiter gentilisVery scarce
SparrowhawkAccipiter nisusCommon
BuzzardButeo buteoCommon
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopusVery rare
OspreyPandion haliaetusVery scarce
KestrelFalco tinnunculusCommon
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusVery rare
MerlinFalco columbariusVery scarce
HobbyFalco subbuteoFairly common
PeregrineFalco peregrinusFairly common
Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufaVery common
Grey PartridgePerdix perdixScarce
QuailCoturnix coturnixVery scarce
PheasantPhasianus colchicusVery common
Golden PheasantChrysolophus pictusVery rare
Lady Amherst's PheasantChrysolophus amherstiaeRare
Water RailRallus aquaticusFairly common
Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaVery rare
CorncrakeCrex crexRare
MoorhenGallinula chloropusVery common
CootFulica atraCommon
CraneGrus grusVery rare
OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusFairly common
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusVery rare
AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaRare
Stone-curlewBurhinus oedicnemusRare
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusFairly common
Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaFairly common
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusVery rare
DotterelCharadrius morinellusVery rare
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicaVery rare
Golden PloverPluvialis apricariaCommon
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaVery scarce
LapwingVanellus vanellusCommon
KnotCalidris canutusVery scarce
SanderlingCalidris albaVery scarce
Little StintCalidris minutaVery scarce
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiVery scarce
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaVery rare
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosVery rare
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaVery scarce
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritimaVery rare
DunlinCalidris alpinaFairly common
RuffPhilomachus pugnaxVery scarce
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusScarce
SnipeGallinago gallinagoCommon
Great SnipeGallinago mediaVery rare
WoodcockScolopax rusticolaScarce
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaScarce
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaVery scarce
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusScarce
CurlewNumenius arquataScarce
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosFairly common
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusVery rare
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusFairly common
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusVery scarce
GreenshankTringa nebulariaScarce
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesVery rare
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaVery scarce
RedshankTringa totanusFairly common
TurnstoneArenaria interpresVery scarce
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorVery rare
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusVery rare
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusVery rare
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusVery rare
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusVery rare
Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusVery rare
Great SkuaStercorarius skuaVery rare
Sabine's GullXema sabiniVery rare
KittiwakeRissa tridactylaVery scarce
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaVery rare
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusAbundant
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutusScarce
Franklin's GullLarus pipixcanVery rare
Mediterranean GullLarus melanocephalusScarce
Common GullLarus canusVery common
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisVery rare
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusVery common
Herring GullLarus argentatusVery common
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellisFairly common
Caspian GullLarus cachinnansScarce
Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesVery scarce
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusVery scarce
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusFairly common
Little TernSternula albifronsVery scarce
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaVery rare
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaVery rare
Black TernChlidonias nigerScarce
White-winged Black TernChlidonias leucopterusVery rare
Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensisVery scarce
Common TernSterna hirundoFairly common
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiVery rare
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaScarce
GuillemotUria aalgeVery rare
RazorbillAlca tordaVery rare
Little AukAlle alleVery rare
PuffinFratercula arcticaVery rare
Pallas's SandgrouseSyrrhaptes paradoxusVery rare
Rock Dove / Feral PigeonColumba liviaVery common
Stock DoveColumba oenasCommon
WoodpigeonColumba palumbusAbundant
Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoVery common
Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturVery scarce
Ring-necked ParakeetPsittacula krameriFairly common
CuckooCuculus canorusFairly common
Barn OwlTyto albaFairly common
Little OwlAthene noctuaFairly common
Tawny OwlStrix alucoCommon
Long-eared OwlAsio otusVery scarce
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusVery scarce
NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusVery scarce
SwiftApus apusCommon
Alpine SwiftApus melbaVery rare
KingfisherAlcedo atthisFairly common
Bee-eaterMerops apiasterRare
HoopoeUpupa epopsRare
WryneckJynx torquillaRare
Green WoodpeckerPicus viridisCommon
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos majorCommon
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos minorVery scarce
WoodlarkLullula arboreaVery scarce
SkylarkAlauda arvensisCommon
Sand MartinRiparia ripariaFairly common
SwallowHirundo rusticaCommon
House MartinDelichon urbicumCommon
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaVery rare
Richard's PipitAnthus richardiVery rare
Tree PipitAnthus trivialisScarce
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisVery common
Rock PipitAnthus petrosusVery scarce
Water PipitAnthus spinolettaVery scarce
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaFairly common
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinereaFairly common
Pied WagtailMotacilla albaVery common
WaxwingBombycilla garrulusVery scarce
DipperCinclus cinclusVery rare
WrenTroglodytes troglodytesAbundant
DunnockPrunella modularisVery common
RobinErithacus rubeculaAbundant
NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchosScarce
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaVery rare
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochrurosVery scarce
RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusVery scarce
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraScarce
StonechatSaxicola torquatusFairly common
WheatearOenanthe oenantheFairly common
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanicaVery rare
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatusVery scarce
BlackbirdTurdus merulaAbundant
FieldfareTurdus pilarisFairly common
Song ThrushTurdus philomelosVery common
RedwingTurdus iliacusFairly common
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorusCommon
American RobinTurdus migratoriusVery rare
Cetti's WarblerCettia cettiFairly common
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naeviaScarce
River WarblerLocustella fluviatilisVery rare
Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicolaVery rare
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenusFairly common
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustrisVery rare
Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceusFairly common
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceusVery rare
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaVery rare
BlackcapSylvia atricapillaCommon
Garden WarblerSylvia borinFairly common
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia currucaFairly common
WhitethroatSylvia communisFairly common
Dartford WarblerSylvia undataRare
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusVery rare
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRare
ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybitaCommon
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusCommon
GoldcrestRegulus regulusVery common
FirecrestRegulus ignicapillaScarce
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataFairly common
Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleucaRare
Bearded TitPanurus biarmicusRare
Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatusVery common
Blue TitCyanistes caeruleusAbundant
Great TitParus majorAbundant
Coal TitPeriparus aterCommon
Willow TitPoecile montanaVery scarce
Marsh TitPoecile palustrisCommon
NuthatchSitta europaeaCommon
TreecreeperCerthia familiarisCommon
Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusVery rare
Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioRare
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitorRare
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorVery rare
JayGarrulus glandariusCommon
MagpiePica picaVery common
NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactesVery rare
ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocoraxVery rare
JackdawCorvus monedulaAbundant
RookCorvus frugilegusVery common
Carrion CrowCorvus coroneVery common
Hooded CrowCorvus cornixVery rare
RavenCorvus coraxFairly common
StarlingSturnus vulgarisVery common
Rose-coloured StarlingPastor roseusVery rare
House SparrowPasser domesticusVery common
Tree SparrowPasser montanusScarce
ChaffinchFringilla coelebsAbundant
BramblingFringilla montifringillaFairly common
SerinSerinus serinusVery rare
GreenfinchCarduelis chlorisVery common
GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisVery common
SiskinCarduelis spinusCommon
LinnetCarduelis cannabinaCommon
TwiteCarduelis flavirostrisVery rare
Lesser RedpollCarduelis cabaretFairly common
Mealy RedpollCarduelis flammeaVery rare
Two-barred CrossbillLoxia leucopteraVery rare
Common CrossbillLoxia curvirostraScarce
BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhulaCommon
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesVery scarce
Lapland BuntingCalcarius lapponicusVery rare
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisVery rare
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaCommon
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlusVery rare
Little BuntingEmberiza pusillaVery rare
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclusCommon
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandraFairly common