Lundy Bird List

This is the definitive list of bird spcies recorded on Lundy. For more detailed information please visit the Birds of Lundy website.

List alphabetically by Latin nameList in taxonomic order

  • Alpine Accentor  Prunella collarisBritish vagrant
  • Alpine Swift  Tachymarptis melbaNationally scarce migrant
  • American Robin  Turdus migratoriusBritish vagrant
  • Ancient Murrelet  Synthliboramphus antiquusBritish vagrant
  • Aquatic Warbler  Acrocephalus paludicolaNationally scarce migrant
  • Arctic Skua  Stercorarius parasiticusUncommon but regular passage migrant
  • Arctic Tern  Sterna paradisaeaRare passage migrant
  • Arctic Warbler  Phylloscopus borealisBritish vagrant
  • Baillon's Crake  Porzana pusillaBritish vagrant
  • Baird's Sandpiper  Calidris bairdiiBritish vagrant
  • Balearic Shearwater  Puffinus mauretanicusNationally scarce migrant
  • Baltimore Oriole  Icterus galbulaBritish vagrant
  • Bar-tailed Godwit  Limosa lapponicaRare passage migrant
  • Barn Owl  Tyto albaLundy vagrant
  • Barnacle Goose  Branta leucopsisLundy vagrant
  • Barolo Shearwater  Puffinus baroliBritish vagrant
  • Barred Warbler  Sylvia nisoriaNationally scarce migrant
  • Bean Goose species  Anser fabalis/serrirostrisLundy vagrant
  • Bee-eater  Merops apiasterNationally scarce migrant
  • Bewick's Swan  Cygnus columbianusLundy vagrant
  • Bimaculated Lark  Melanocorypha bimaculataBritish vagrant
  • Bittern  Botaurus stellarisLundy vagrant
  • Black Guillemot  Cepphus grylleLundy vagrant
  • Black Kite  Milvus migransNationally scarce migrant
  • Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochrurosCommon late-autumn migrant; uncommon spring migrant
  • Black Tern  Chlidonias nigerLundy vagrant
  • Black-billed Cuckoo  Coccyzus erythropthalmusBritish vagrant
  • Black-eared Wheatear  Oenanthe hispanicaBritish vagrant
  • Black-faced Bunting  Emberiza spodocephalaBritish vagrant
  • Black-headed Bunting  Emberiza melanocephalaBritish vagrant
  • Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundusUncommon passage migrant and winter visitor
  • Black-necked Grebe  Podiceps nigricollisLundy vagrant
  • Black-tailed Godwit  Limosa limosaRare passage migrant
  • Black-throated Diver  Gavia arcticaLundy vagrant
  • Blackbird  Turdus merulaBreeds; irregular spring migrant and common late-autumn migrant and winter visitor
  • Blackcap  Sylvia atricapillaVery common spring and autumn migrant; recent breeding record
  • Blackpoll Warbler  Setophaga striataBritish vagrant
  • Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleusUncommon autumn migrant; rare spring migrant
  • Bluethroat  Luscinia svecicaLundy vagrant
  • Blyth’s Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus dumetorumNationally scarce migrant
  • Bobolink  Dolichonyx oryzivorusBritish vagrant
  • Booted Warbler  Iduna caligataBritish vagrant
  • Brambling  Fringilla montifringillaUncommon spring migrant; regular autumn migrant, usually in small numbers
  • Brent Goose  Branta berniclaLundy vagrant
  • Bridled Tern  Onychoprion anaethetusBritish vagrant
  • Buff-breasted Sandpiper  Calidris subruficollisNationally scarce migrant
  • Bullfinch  Pyrrhula pyrrhulaRare spring migrant and very rare autumn migrant
  • Buzzard  Buteo buteoUncommon but regular visitor
  • Canada Goose  Branta canadensisLundy vagrant
  • Carrion Crow  Corvus coroneResident breeder
  • Cetti's Warbler  Cettia cettiLundy vagrant
  • Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebsResident breeder; common (sometimes abundant) autumn migrant
  • Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybitaVery common spring and autumn migrant; occasional breeder; rare in winter
  • Chough  Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocoraxLundy vagrant; formerly bred
  • Cirl Bunting  Emberiza cirlusLundy vagrant
  • Citrine Wagtail  Motacilla citreolaBritish vagrant
  • Coal Tit  Periparus aterUncommon autumn migrant; very rare spring migrant; occasional winter visitor
  • Collared Dove  Streptopelia decaoctoRegular migrant, especially in spring; has bred
  • Collared Pratincole  Glareola pratincolaBritish vagrant
  • Common Gull  Larus canusUncommon passage migrant and winter visitor
  • Common Redpoll  Acanthis flammeaLundy vagrant
  • Common Rosefinch  Carpodacus erythrinaNationally scarce migrant
  • Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucosRegular spring and autumn migrant
  • Common Scoter  Melanitta nigraUncommon passage visitor
  • Common Tern  Sterna hirundoUncommon migrant
  • Common Yellowthroat  Geothlypis trichasBritish vagrant
  • Coot  Fulica atraLundy vagrant
  • Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carboUncommon, but regular, spring and autumn migrant; scarce in winter; formerly bred
  • Corn Bunting  Emberiza calandraLundy vagrant
  • Corncrake  Crex crexLundy vagrant
  • Cory's Shearwater  Calonectris borealisNationally scarce migrant
  • Crossbill  Loxia curvirostraRare summer and autumn migrant
  • Cuckoo  Cuculus canorusBreeds irregularly; uncommon passage migrant
  • Curlew  Numenius arquataUncommon spring and autumn migrant; formerly bred
  • Curlew Sandpiper  Calidris ferrugineaLundy vagrant
  • Dartford Warbler  Sylvia undataLundy vagrant
  • Desert Wheatear  Oenanthe desertiBritish vagrant
  • Dipper  Cinclus cinclusLundy vagrant
  • Dotterel  Charadrius morinellusUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Dunlin  Calidris alpinaCommon spring and autumn migrant in small numbers
  • Dunnock  Prunella modularisBreeds in small numbers; present all year; some passage visitors
  • Eastern Bonelli's Warbler  Phylloscopus orientalisBritish vagrant
  • Eastern Phoebe  Sayornis phoebeBritish vagrant
  • Eastern Towhee  Pipilo erythrophthalmusBritish vagrant
  • Eider  Somateria mollissimaLundy vagrant
  • Fieldfare  Turdus pilarisCommon late-autumn migrant; uncommon spring migrant; irregular in winter
  • Firecrest  Regulus ignicapillaCommon autumn migrant in small numbers; uncommon spring migrant; rare in winter
  • Fulmar  Fulmarus glacialisCommon breeder, passage migrant and winter visitor
  • Gadwall  Mareca streperaLundy vagrant
  • Gannet  Morus bassanusCommon offshore from spring to autumn; scarce in winter
  • Garden Warbler  Sylvia borinUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Garganey  Spatula querquedulaLundy vagrant
  • Glaucous Gull  Larus hyperboreusLundy vagrant
  • Glossy Ibis  Plegadis falcinellusNationally scarce migrant
  • Goldcrest  Regulus regulusVery common autumn migrant; common spring migrant; has bred; scarce in winter
  • Golden Oriole  Oriolus oriolusRare spring migrant; very rare autumn migrant
  • Golden Plover  Pluvialis apricariaCommon spring and autumn migrant; sporadic in winter
  • Goldeneye  Bucephala clangulaLundy vagrant
  • Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelisBreeds in small numbers; common spring and autumn migrant; uncommon in winter
  • Goosander  Mergus merganserLundy vagrant
  • Goshawk  Accipiter gentilisLundy vagrant
  • Grasshopper Warbler  Locustella naeviaUncommon spring migrant; rare autumn migrant
  • Great Black-backed Gull  Larus marinusBreeds; present all year
  • Great Crested Grebe  Podiceps cristatusLundy vagrant
  • Great Grey Shrike  Lanius excubitorNationally scarce migrant and winter visitor
  • Great Northern Diver  Gavia immerRegular passage migrant and winter visitor in small numbers
  • Great Shearwater  Ardenna gravisNationally scarce migrant
  • Great Skua  Stercorarius skuaUncommon but regular spring and autumn migrant
  • Great Spotted Cuckoo  Clamator glandariusBritish vagrant
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos majorRare passage migrant
  • Great Tit  Parus majorRare spring and autumn migrant
  • Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropusRare spring migrant; uncommon autumn migrant
  • Green-winged Teal  Anas carolinensisNationally scarce migrant
  • Greenfinch  Carduelis chlorisRare spring migrant; uncommon autumn migrant
  • Greenish Warbler  Phylloscopus trochiloidesBritish vagrant
  • Greenshank  Tringa nebulariaUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Grey Heron  Ardea cinereaUncommon visitor
  • Grey Phalarope  Phalaropus fulicariusLundy vagrant
  • Grey Plover  Pluvialis squatarolaRare spring and autumn migrant
  • Grey Wagtail  Motacilla cinereaUncommon spring migrant; common autumn migrant in small numbers
  • Grey-cheeked Thrush  Catharus minimusBritish vagrant
  • Greylag Goose  Anser anserLundy vagrant
  • Guillemot  Uria aalgeCommon breeder; can occur on breeding ledges from Oct
  • Gyr Falcon  Falco rusticolusBritish vagrant
  • Hawfinch  Coccothraustes coccothraustesRare autumn migrant and very rare spring migrant
  • Hen Harrier  Circus cyaneusUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Herring Gull  Larus argentatusCommon breeder; present all year
  • Hobby  Falco subbuteoUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Honey-buzzard  Pernis apivorusLundy vagrant
  • Hooded Crow  Corvus cornixLundy vagrant
  • Hoopoe  Upupa epopsNationally scarce migrant
  • House Martin  Delichon urbicumCommon spring and autumn migrant; has bred
  • House Sparrow  Passer domesticusResident breeder
  • Iceland Gull  Larus glaucoidesLundy vagrant
  • Icterine Warbler  Hippolais icterinaNationally scarce migrant
  • Isabelline Shrike  Lanius isabellinusBritish vagrant
  • Jack Snipe  Lymnocryptes minimusUncommon migrant and winter visitor
  • Jackdaw  Coloeus monedulaUncommon spring migrant; rare autumn migrant and winter visitor
  • Jay  Garrulus glandariusLundy vagrant
  • Kestrel  Falco tinnunculusCommon visitor; occasional breeder
  • Kingfisher  Alcedo atthisLundy vagrant
  • Kittiwake  Rissa tridactylaCommon breeder, passage migrant and winter visitor
  • Knot  Calidris canutusRare spring migrant and uncommon autumn migrant
  • Lapland Bunting  Calcarius lapponicusUncommon autumn migrant; rare spring migrant
  • Lapwing  Vanellus vanellusUncommon migrant; formerly bred
  • Laughing Gull  Leucophaeus atricillaBritish vagrant
  • Leach's Petrel  Oceanodroma leucorhoaLundy vagrant
  • Least Sandpiper  Calidris minutillaBritish vagrant
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscusCommon breeder and passage migrant
  • Lesser Grey Shrike  Lanius minorBritish vagrant
  • Lesser Redpoll  Acanthis cabaretUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Lesser Whitethroat  Sylvia currucaRare spring and autumn migrant
  • Linnet  Linaria cannabinaBreeds; common spring and autumn migrant; rare in winter
  • Little Auk  Alle alleLundy vagrant
  • Little Bittern  Ixobrychus minutusBritish vagrant
  • Little Bunting  Emberiza pusillaNationally scarce migrant
  • Little Crake  Porzana parvaBritish vagrant
  • Little Egret  Egretta garzettaUncommon passage migrant
  • Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollisLundy vagrant
  • Little Gull  Hydrocoloeus minutusLundy vagrant
  • Little Owl  Athene noctuaLundy vagrant
  • Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubiusLundy vagrant
  • Little Stint  Calidris minutaUncommon autumn migrant
  • Little Tern  Sternula albifronsLundy vagrant
  • Long-eared Owl  Asio otusRare spring and autumn migrant
  • Long-tailed Skua  Stercorarius longicaudusLundy vagrant
  • Long-tailed Tit  Aegithalos caudatusRare autumn migrant; very rare spring migrant; has overwintered
  • Magpie  Pica picaLundy vagrant
  • Mallard  Anas platyrhynchosResident breeding flock of feral origin
  • Manx Shearwater  Puffinus puffinusCommon breeder and passage migrant
  • Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosusRare passage migrant
  • Marsh Tit  Poecile palustrisLundy vagrant
  • Marsh Warbler  Acrocephalus palustrisNationally scarce migrant
  • Meadow Pipit  Anthus pratensisBreeds; common spring and autumn migrant; scarce in winter
  • Mediterranean Gull  Ichthyaetus melanocephalusRare passage migrant and winter visitor
  • Melodious Warbler  Hippolais polyglottaNationally scarce migrant
  • Merlin  Falco columbariusCommon passage migrant and winter visitor in small numbers
  • Mistle Thrush  Turdus viscivorusRare spring migrant; uncommon autumn migrant; rare summer and winter visitor
  • Montagu's Harrier  Circus pygargusLundy vagrant
  • Moorhen  Gallinula chloropusRare visitor; has bred
  • Mute Swan  Cygnus olorLundy vagrant
  • Night-heron  Nycticorax nycticoraxNationally scarce migrant
  • Nightingale  Luscinia megarhynchosVery rare spring and autmn migrant
  • Nightjar  Caprimulgus europaeusLundy vagrant
  • Olive-backed Pipit  Anthus hodgsoniNationally scarce migrant
  • Ortolan Bunting  Emberiza hortulanaNationally scarce migrant
  • Osprey  Pandion haliaetusUncommon passage migrant
  • Oystercatcher  Haematopus ostralegusCommon breeder and passage migrant; fewer in winter
  • Paddyfield Warbler  Acrocephalus agricolaBritish vagrant
  • Pallas's Sandgrouse  Syrrhaptes paradoxusBritish vagrant
  • Pallas's Warbler  Phylloscopus proregulusNationally scarce migrant
  • Pallid Swift  Apus pallidusBritish vagrant
  • Pectoral Sandpiper  Calidris melanotosLundy vagrant
  • Peregrine  Falco peregrinusBreeds; present all year, though few in winter
  • Pied Flycatcher  Ficedula hypoleucaUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Pied Wagtail  Motacilla albaBreeds; common spring and autumn migrant; rare in winter (White Wagtail an uncommon migrant)
  • Pink-footed Goose  Anser brachyrhynchusLundy vagrant
  • Pintail  Anas acutaLundy vagrant
  • Pochard  Aythya ferinaLundy vagrant
  • Pomarine Skua  Stercorarius pomarinusLundy vagrant
  • Puffin  Fratercula arcticaBreeds in growing numbers
  • Purple Heron  Ardea purpureaNationally scarce migrant
  • Purple Sandpiper  Calidris maritimaRare spring and autumn migrant
  • Quail  Coturnix coturnixRare migrant
  • Radde's Warbler  Phylloscopus schwarziBritish vagrant
  • Raven  Corvus coraxResident breeder
  • Razorbill  Alca tordaCommon breeder; seen offshore outside breeding season
  • Red Kite  Milvus milvusLundy vagrant
  • Red-backed Shrike  Lanius collurioLundy vagrant
  • Red-breasted Flycatcher  Ficedula parvaNationally scarce migrant
  • Red-breasted Merganser  Mergus serratorLundy vagrant
  • Red-eyed Vireo  Vireo olivaceusBritish vagrant
  • Red-flanked Bluetail  Tarsiger cyanurusBritish vagrant
  • Red-footed Falcon  Falco vespertinusNationally scarce migrant
  • Red-necked Grebe  Podiceps grisegenaLundy vagrant
  • Red-necked Phalarope  Phalaropus lobatusLundy vagrant
  • Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis dauricaNationally scarce migrant
  • Red-throated Diver  Gavia stellataUncommon passage migrant and winter visitor
  • Red-throated Pipit  Anthus cervinusBritish vagrant
  • Redshank  Tringa totanusUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Redstart  Phoenicurus phoenicurusUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Redwing  Turdus iliacusCommon late-autumn migrant and winter visitor; uncommon spring migrant
  • Reed Bunting  Emberiza schoeniclusRare spring migrant; uncommon autumn migrant
  • Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus scirpaceusUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Richard's Pipit  Anthus richardiNationally scarce migrant
  • Ring Ouzel  Turdus torquatusUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Ringed Plover  Charadrius hiaticulaUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Robin  Erithacus rubeculaCommon breeder, passage migrant and winter visitor
  • Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon  Columba liviaCommon visitor
  • Rock Pipit  Anthus petrosusBreeds; present all year
  • Roller  Coracias garrulusBritish vagrant
  • Rook  Corvus frugilegusRare spring migrant; very rare autumn migrant and winter visitor
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak  Pheucticus ludovicianusBritish vagrant
  • Rose-coloured Starling  Pastor roseusNationally scarce migrant
  • Rough-legged Buzzard  Buteo lagopusLundy vagrant
  • Ruddy Duck  Oxyura jamaicensisLundy vagrant
  • Ruddy Shelduck  Tadorna ferrugineaBritish vagrant; escape from captivity
  • Ruff  Calidris pugnaxRare passage migrant
  • Rustic Bunting  Emberiza rusticaBritish vagrant
  • Rüppell's Warbler  Sylvia ruppeliBritish vagrant
  • Sabine's Gull  Xema sabiniLundy vagrant
  • Sand Martin  Riparia ripariaCommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Sanderling  Calidris albaRare migrant
  • Sandwich Tern  Thalasseus sandvicensisUncommon migrant
  • Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephalaBritish vagrant
  • Scaup  Aythya marilaLundy vagrant
  • Sedge Warbler  Acrocephalus schoenobaenusCommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper  Calidris pusillaBritish vagrant
  • Serin  Serinus serinusNationally scarce migrant
  • Shag  Phalacrocorax aristotelisCommon breeder; few in winter
  • Shelduck  Tadorna tadornaLundy vagrant
  • Shore Lark  Eremophila alpestrisLundy vagrant
  • Short-eared Owl  Asio flammeusUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Short-toed Lark  Calandrella brachydactylaNationally scarce migrant
  • Shoveler  Spatula clypeataLundy vagrant
  • Siskin  Spinus spinusCommon late-autumn migrant in highly variable numbers; uncommon spring migrant
  • Skylark  Alauda arvensisCommon breeder and passage migrant; scarce in midwinter
  • Slavonian Grebe  Podiceps auritusLundy vagrant
  • Smew  Mergellus albellusLundy vagrant
  • Snipe  Gallinago gallinagoCommon passage migrant and winter visitor
  • Snow Bunting  Plectrophenax nivalisUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Snow Goose  Anser caerulescensBritish vagrant; escape from captivity
  • Song Thrush  Turdus philomelosCommon late-autumn migrant and winter visitor; uncommon spring migrant; formerly bred
  • Sooty Shearwater  Ardenna griseusNationally scarce migrant
  • Spanish Sparrow  Passer hispaniolensisBritish vagrant
  • Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisusCommon spring and autumn migrant; has bred
  • Spoonbill  Platalea leucorodiaLundy vagrant
  • Spotted Crake  Porzana porzanaLundy vagrant
  • Spotted Flycatcher  Muscicapa striataCommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Spotted Redshank  Tringa erythropusRare passage migrant
  • Starling  Sturnus vulgarisResident breeder; common passage migrant and winter visitor
  • Stock Dove  Columba oenasUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Stone-curlew  Burhinus oedicnemusLundy vagrant
  • Stonechat  Saxicola rubicolaCommon passage migrant; irregular breeder affected by cold winters
  • Storm Petrel  Hydrobates pelagicusBreeds in small numbers; scarce passage migrant and storm-driven visitor
  • Subalpine Warbler  Sylvia cantillansNationally scarce migrant
  • Surf Scoter  Melanitta perspicillataNationally scarce migrant
  • Swainson's Thrush  Catharus ustulatusBritish vagrant
  • Swallow  Hirundo rusticaCommon spring and autumn migrant; breeds in very small numbers
  • Swift  Apus apusCommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Tawny Owl  Strix alucoLundy vagrant
  • Tawny Pipit  Anthus campestrisNationally scarce migrant
  • Teal  Anas creccaUncommon migrant and winter visitor; has bred recently
  • Temminck's Stint  Calidris temminckiiNationally scarce migrant
  • Thrush Nightingale  Luscinia lusciniaBritish vagrant
  • Tree Pipit  Anthus trivialisUncommon spring and autumn migrant
  • Tree Sparrow  Passer montanusLundy vagrant
  • Treecreeper  Certhia familiarisUncommon passage migrant
  • Trumpeter Finch  Bucanetes githagineusBritish vagrant
  • Tufted Duck  Aythya fuligulaLundy vagrant
  • Turnstone  Arenaria interpresUncommon spring and autumn migrant and winter visitor
  • Turtle Dove  Streptopelia turturRare passage migrant
  • Twite  Linaria flavirostrisLundy vagrant
  • Two-barred Crossbill  Loxia leucopteraBritish vagrant
  • Veery  Catharus fuscescensBritish vagrant
  • Water Rail  Rallus aquaticusCommon passage migrant and winter visitor; uncommon breeder
  • Waxwing  Bombycilla garrulusLundy vagrant
  • Western Bonelli's Warbler  Phylloscopus bonelliBritish vagrant
  • Wheatear  Oenanthe oenantheBreeds; common spring and autumn migrant
  • Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopusCommon spring migrant; uncommon autumn migrant
  • Whinchat  Saxicola rubetraUncommon spring migrant; common autumn migrant in small numbers
  • White Stork  Ciconia ciconiaNationally scarce migrant
  • White's Thrush  Zoothera aureaBritish vagrant
  • White-fronted Goose  Anser albifronsLundy vagrant
  • White-rumped Sandpiper  Calidris fuscicollisNationally scarce migrant
  • White-tailed Eagle  Haliaeetus albicillaFormerly bred
  • Whitethroat  Sylvia communisCommon spring and autumm migrant
  • Whooper Swan  Cygnus cygnusLundy vagrant
  • Wigeon  Mareca penelopeUncommon passage migrant and winter visitor
  • Willow Tit  Poecile montanaLundy vagrant
  • Willow Warbler  Phylloscopus trochilusVery common spring and autumn nmigrant; has bred
  • Wilson's Phalarope  Phalaropus tricolorBritish vagrant
  • Wood Sandpiper  Tringa glareolaRare passage migrant
  • Wood Warbler  Phylloscopus sibilatrixRare spring and autumn migrant
  • Woodchat Shrike  Lanius senatorNationally scarce migrant
  • Woodcock  Scolopax rusticolaCommon passage migrant and winter visitor in small numbers
  • Woodlark  Lullula arboreaLundy vagrant
  • Woodpigeon  Columba palumbusBreeds in small numbers; irregular passage migrant
  • Wren  Troglodytes troglodytesCommon breeder, present all year
  • Wryneck  Jynx torquillaNationally scarce migrant
  • Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flavaUncommon spring migrant
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo  Coccyzus americanusBritish vagrant
  • Yellow-breasted Bunting  Emberiza aureolaBritish vagrant
  • Yellow-browed Warbler  Phylloscopus inornatusNationally scarce migrant
  • Yellow-legged Gull  Larus michahellisLundy vagrant
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler  Setophaga coronataBritish vagrant
  • Yellowhammer  Emberiza citrinellaLundy vagrant

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