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