Recording and Publishing Data on our Wildlife



Raptors, Rails and Cranes

HONEY BUZZARD Pernis apivorus
Rare passage migrant.

BLACK KITE Milvus migrans
Vagrant. Three records: 1989 Whitendale, 1992 Pendle, 1994 Seaforth and Much Hoole.

RED KITE Milvus milvus
Formerly vagrant, now rare but annual visitor largely due to successful reintroduction schemes elsewhere in Britain.

WHITE-TAILED EAGLE Haliaeetus albicilla

GOLDEN EAGLE Aquila chrysaetos
Vagrant. Two records: 1987 in Bowland and 1997 in Langden Valley.

MARSH HARRIER Circus aeruginosus
Uncommon passage migrant, rare in east. Rare breeder. Rare in winter.

HEN HARRIER Circus cyaneus
Uncommon visitor to coasts and hills outside breeding season. Rare breeder.

MONTAGU'S HARRIER Circus pygargus
Rare passage migrant.

GOSHAWK Accipiter gentilis
Rare breeding bird. Possible rare spring and autumn passage migrant / post breeding dispersal.

SPARROWHAWK Accipiter nisus
Fairly common breeding resident, uncommon passage migrant.

BUZZARD Buteo buteo
Uncommon but increasing breeding and wintering bird. Uncommon passage migrant.

Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.

OSPREY Pandion haliaetus
Fairly common passage migrant

KESTREL Falco tinnunculus
Fairly common breeding resident, uncommon passage migrant.

RED-FOOTED FALCON Falco vespertinus

MERLIN Falco columbarius
Uncommon winter visitor, particularly to coasts and mossland. Scarce breeder in hills.

HOBBY Falco subbuteo
Uncommon but increasing passage migrant, rare breeder.

ELEONORA'S FALCON Falco eleonorae
Vagrant. Lancashire and Britain's first record at Cabin Hill, Formby in 1978.

GYRFALCON Falco rusticolus
Vargrant. One record.

PEREGRINE Falco peregrinus
Uncommon winter visitor, especially to coasts. Scarce breeder.

WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus
Uncommon winter visitor. Rare breeder.

SPOTTED CRAKE Porzana porzana
Passage migrant, scarce in autumn and rare in spring. May have bred.

Rare passage migrant.

MOORHEN Gallinula chloropus
Common winter visitor and breeder.

COOT Fulica atra
Abundant winter visitor and common breeder.

Rare passage migrant

LITTLE BUSTARD Tetrax tetrax
Vagrant. One pre-1985 record.


Swans to Game Birds

Divers to Herons


Skuas to Sandgrouse

Pigeons to Swallows

Warblers to Starlings

Thrushes to Buntings

Bittern by Tony Disley
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