White-winged Black Tern (juvenile)

Recording and Publishing Data on our Wildlife

  

 

Skuas, Gulls, Terns and Auks
 

POMARINE SKUA Stercorarius pomarinus
Uncommon double passage migrant. Scarce in winter

ARCTIC SKUA Stercorarius parasiticus
Fairly common passage migrant, more numerous in autumn. Rare in winter.

LONG-TAILED SKUA Stercorarius longicaudus
Scarce autumn passage migrant

GREAT SKUA (BONXIE) Stercorarius skua
Fairly common on passage, mostly in autumn gales. Scarce in winter.

MEDITERRANEAN GULL Larus melanocephalus
Fairly common all year. Most numerous on southern coasts but increasing inland. Recently established rare breeder. 

Mediterranean Gull

FRANKLIN'S GULL
Vagrant

LAUGHING GULL Larus atricilla
Vagrant.
One record at Brockholes Quarry 1999. A adult at Marton Mere in the spring of 2006.

LITTLE GULL Larus minutus
Fairly common gale-blown winter visitor.
Common on spring passage, concentrated at Seaforth and Crosby Marine Park. Small numbers of first-years in summer.

SABINE'S GULL Larus sabini
Uncommon after autumn gales.

BONAPARTE’S GULL Larus philadelphia
Vagrant.

BLACK-HEADED GULL Larus ridibundus
Locally abundant breeding bird. Abundant winter visitor and passage migrant.
International importance: 20000. National importance: 19000

RING-BILLED GULL* Larus delawarensis
Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant, mainly in spring.

COMMON GULL Larus canus
Abundant winter visitor and passage migrant.
International importance: 16000. National importance: 9000

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL Larus fuscus
Abundant breeder especially in Bowland and on the Ribble. Abundant spring and autumn migrant. Smaller winter population.
International importance: 4500. National importance: 500

HERRING GULL Larus argentatus
Abundant winter visitor and passage migrant. Common breeding bird, mainly on the Ribble and in Bowland.
International importance: 13000. National importance: 4500

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL Larus cachinnans michahelis
Uncommon but increasing all year. Most numerous in late summer and on southern coasts.

ICELAND GULL Larus glaucoides
Uncommon winter visitor and spring passage migrant, mainly January to April. Occasional influxes.

GLAUCOUS GULL Larus hyperboreus
Uncommon visitor, mostly winter. Usually more numerous and more coastal than Iceland Gull.

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL Larus marinus
Common winter visitor and passage migrant on coasts. Rare breeder.
International importance: 4800. National importance: 400

ROSS'S GULL
Vagrant.
One at Fairhaven Lake in the spring of 2007.

GULL-BILLED TERN
Vagrant.

CASPIAN TERN Hydroprogne caspia
Vagrant. One on the Fylde July 2007.

KITTIWAKE Rissa tridactyla
Common passage migrant on coasts, fairly common in winter. Scarce inland.

IVORY GULL Pagophila eburnea
Vagrant. One at Fairhave Lake in 2004

SANDWICH TERN Sterna sandvicensis
Common spring and autumn migrant on coasts.

ROSEATE TERN* Sterna dougallii
Scarce summer visitor.

COMMON TERN Sterna hirundo
Abundant spring and autumn migrant. Scarce breeder on Ribble, Lune and at Seaforth. Cross-Pennine migrant in small numbers.

ARCTIC TERN Sterna paradisaea
Common on spring passage, especially in Morecambe Bay, less numerous in autumn. Rare breeder.

FORSTER'S TERN
Vagrant.

LITTLE TERN Sterna albifrons
Uncommon passage migrant on coasts.

WHISKERED TERN
Vagrant.

BLACK TERN Chlidonias niger
Uncommon spring and autumn migrant. Usually more numerous and more coastal in autumn. Most northern records in spring.

WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN Chlidonias leucopterus
Vagrant.       

GUILLEMOT Uria aalge
Fairly common offshore during autumn dispersal. Uncommon in winter.

BRUNNICH'S GUILLEMOT
(Vagrant)

RAZORBILL Alca torda
Common offshore during autumn dispersal. Uncommon in winter.

BLACK GUILLEMOT Cepphus grylle
Rare during autumn dispersal and in winter.

LITTLE AUK Alle alle
Scarce passage migrant.

PUFFIN Fratercula arctica
Scarce passage migrant.

PALLAS'S SANDGROUSE
Vagrant

 

Swans to Game Birds

Divers to Herons

Raptors to Rails

Waders

Pigeons to Swallows

Warblers to Starlinss

Thrushes to Buntings

Bittern by Tony Disley
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