Aldcliffe list

I think this is a fairly definitive list of the birds seen at Aldcliffe over the years.
There may be older records that I don't know about, or indeed contemporary ones. Please feel free to contact me if you know of any birds seen in the Aldcliffe area not currently listed.
  1. Mute Swan
  2. Bewick’s Swan
  3. Whooper Swan
  4. Taiga bean Goose
  5. Tundra bean goose
  6. Pink-footed Goose
  7. White-fronted Goose
  8. Greylag Goose
  9. Snow Goose
  10. Canada Goose
  11. Barnacle Goose
  12. Brent Goose
  13. Shelduck
  14. Egyptian goose
  15. Wigeon 
  16. Gadwall
  17. Teal
  18. Mallard
  19. Pintail
  20. Garganey
  21. Shoveler 
  22. Pochard 
  23. Tufted Duck 
  24. Scaup 
  25. Eider 
  26. Long-tailed Duck 
  27. Common Scoter 
  28. Goldeneye 
  29. Smew 
  30. Red-breasted Merganser 
  31. Goosander
  32. Red-legged Partridge 
  33. Grey Partridge 
  34. Quail
  35. Corncrake (heard only)
  36. Pheasant
  37. Red-throated Diver
  38. Little Grebe 
  39. Great Crested Grebe
  40. Black-necked Grebe
  41. Fulmar
  42. Cormorant
  43. Little Egret 
  44. Great White Egret 
  45. Grey Heron 
  46. Glossy Ibis
  47. Spoonbill 
  48. Honey-buzzard 
  49. Red kite
  50. Black Kite
  51. Marsh Harrier
  52. Goshawk 
  53. Sparrowhawk 
  54. Buzzard
  55. Osprey
  56. Kestrel
  57. Merlin 
  58. Hobby 
  59. Peregrine
  60. Water Rail
  61. Moorhen
  62. Coot
  63. Crane
  64. Oystercatcher
  65. Avocet
  66. Little Ringed Plover 
  67. Ringed Plover
  68. Golden Plover 
  69. Grey Plover
  70. Lapwing
  71. Knot 
  72. Little Stint 
  73. Temminck’s Stint 
  74. Curlew Sandpiper
  75. Dunlin
  76. Ruff 
  77. Pectoral Sandpiper
  78. Jack Snipe 
  79. Snipe
  80. Woodcock 
  81. Black-tailed Godwit
  82. Bar-tailed Godwit 
  83. Whimbrel
  84. Curlew
  85. Common Sandpiper
  86. Green Sandpiper
  87. Spotted Redshank
  88. Greenshank 
  89. Lesser Yellowlegs
  90. Wood Sandpiper 
  91. Redshank 
  92. Turnstone 
  93. Kittiwake
  94. Black-headed Gull 
  95. Little Gull
  96. Laughing Gull 
  97. Mediterranean Gull
  98. Common Gull
  99. Lesser Black-backed Gull 
  100. Herring Gull 
  101. Yellow-legged Gull
  102. Iceland Gull 
  103. Glaucous Gull 
  104. Great Black-backed Gull
  105. Black Tern 
  106. Sandwich Tern 
  107. Common Tern
  108. Arctic Tern 
  109. Guillemot
  110. Razorbill
  111. Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon 
  112. Stock Dove 
  113. Woodpigeon 
  114. Turtle dove
  115. Collared Dove
  116. Cuckoo 
  117. Barn Owl
  118. Little Owl 
  119. Tawny Owl 
  120. Long-eared Owl 
  121. Short-eared Owl 
  122. Swift 
  123. Kingfisher
  124. Wryneck 
  125. Green Woodpecker
  126. Great Spotted Woodpecker
  127. Skylark 
  128. Sand Martin
  129. Swallow 
  130. House Martin 
  131. Tree Pipit
  132. Meadow Pipit
  133. Rock Pipit 
  134. Water Pipit 
  135. Yellow Wagtail
  136. Grey Wagtail 
  137. Pied Wagtail
  138. Waxwing
  139. Wren 
  140. Dunnock
  141. Robin 
  142. Bluethroat
  143. Black Redstart
  144. Redstart
  145. Whinchat 
  146. Stonechat
  147. Wheatear
  148. Ring Ouzel 
  149. Blackbird
  150. Fieldfare 
  151. Song Thrush 
  152. Redwing 
  153. Mistle Thrush
  154. Grasshopper Warbler
  155. Cetti's Warbler
  156. Sedge Warbler
  157. Reed Warbler
  158. Blackcap 
  159. Garden Warbler 
  160. Lesser Whitethroat
  161. Whitethroat
  162. Subalpine Warbler
  163. Yellow-browed Warbler 
  164. Wood Warbler 
  165. Chiffchaff
  166. Willow Warbler 
  167. Goldcrest 
  168. Firecrest 
  169. Spotted Flycatcher  
  170. Pied Flycatcher
  171. Long-tailed Tit 
  172. Blue Tit 
  173. Great Tit 
  174. Coal Tit
  175. Marsh Tit
  176. Nuthatch
  177. Treecreeper
  178. Great Grey Shrike 
  179. Woodchat shrike
  180. Jay 
  181. Magpie
  182. Jackdaw 
  183. Rook 
  184. Carrion Crow 
  185. Hooded Crow 
  186. Raven 
  187. Starling
  188. House Sparrow
  189. Tree Sparrow
  190. Chaffinch 
  191. Brambling
  192. Greenfinch 
  193. Goldfinch 
  194. Siskin 
  195. Linnet 
  196. Twite 
  197. Lesser Redpoll 
  198. Common Crossbill 
  199. Bullfinch
  200. Snow Bunting
  201. Yellowhammer 
  202. Reed Bunting 
  203. Corn Bunting 
 The following have also occurred but are not 'tickable'

Lesser White-fronted Goose (from Swedish reintroduction scheme)
Ross's Goose (not currently on the British list!) 
Ruddy Shelduck (considered likely feral/non-wild) 
Great-northern Diver (dead only)
Manx Shearwater (dead only) 
Gannet (dead only) 
 



6 comments:

Pete Marsh said...

Hi Jon
The suppressed mid 1970s WWBT was definitely ranging upstream from Stodday and I seem to recall an old Shag record

Ill check

HNY

Pete

Jon Carter said...

Cheers Pete!
I did try and 'scope the 2003 Conder WWBT from Aldcliffe in a desperate attempt to get it on the patch list (iffy, I know!) but I couldn't quite get it...
HNY to you too!
Jon

Jon Carter said...

Two further suggestions have come in: my brother Dave reckons a fly-through alpine swift could well be on the cards while Aldcliffe regular Dan hopes we might discover a green-winged teal... both strong possibilities!

Pete Marsh said...

Just sorting the Heysham records for last year. The White Stork should have been visible from your air space!

Jon Carter said...

yeah, thanks for rubbing that in Pete :-)

Jamie Grieve said...

Could anyone say that aldcliffe is the best place on Morecambe bay? What about hodbarrow and foulney island and walney island! I'm only in Blackburn and call myself a bird watcher and I've only been Heysham and aldcliffe and Leighton Moss! I so need to get up there!