The Lancashire & Cheshire Fauna Society publish the annual Bird Report for the counties of Lancashire and Merseyside north of the River Mersey. Records are sent into the recorder (currently Steve White) and they disseminate them to section editors whose role it is to summarise these sightings into a readable and informative systematic list.

All of this is done by volunteers, the only costs generally being printing and distribution of the reports. Past copies of these reports are available as pdfs for non-commercial use.

In 2008, we published the latest county avifauna “Birds of Lancashire and North Merseyside”.

The following species require a description as they are rare in the county. National rarities can be submitted via the recorder to the BBRC.

Taiga Bean Goose
Black Brant
American Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
Surf Scoter
Black Grouse
White-billed Diver
Cory’s Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Balearic Shearwater
Wilson’s Petrel
Night Heron
Purple Heron
Glossy Ibis
Red-necked Grebe
Honey Buzzard
Black Kite
White-tailed Eagle
Montagu’s Harrier
Rough-legged Buzzard
Golden Eagle
Spotted Crake
Common Crane
Stone Curlew
Black-winged Stilt
American Golden Plover
Temminck’s Stint
White-rumped Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Lesser Yellowlegs
Long-tailed Skua
Little Auk
White-winged Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Sabine’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Caspian Gull
Turtle Dove
Alpine Swift
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Red-footed Falcon
Golden Oriole
Red-backed Shrike
Woodchat Shrike
Shore Lark
Short-toed Lark
Red-rumped Swallow
Penduline Tit
Marsh and Willow Tit(out of normal range)
Pallas’s Warbler
Radde’s Warbler
Dusky Warbler
Siberian Chiffchaff
Greenish Warbler
Arctic Warbler
Blyth’s Reed Warbler
Marsh Warbler
Melodious Warbler
Icterine Warbler
Barred Warbler
Dartford Warbler
Red-flanked Bluetail
Rose-coloured Starling
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Citrine Wagtail
Grey-headed Wagtail
Richard’s Pipit
Olive-backed Pipit
Common Rosefinch
Common (Mealy) Redpoll
Lapland Bunting
Cirl Bunting
Ortolan Bunting
Little Bunting