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Folkestone & Hythe Birds,

butterflies, moths and other natural history

The Folkestone & Hythe area bird list currently stands at 301 species


The full species accounts are currently in development and will follow the International Ornithological Congress taxonomy and order, as adopted by the British Ornithologist's Union from the 1st January 2018. The legacy accounts will appear below this new list until they have been replaced (and these follow the previous BOURC order). Click on any species highlighted in blue to access the species account.


Category A, B, C

1. Red-legged Partridge

2. Grey Partridge

3. Quail

4. Pheasant

5. Brent Goose

6. Canada Goose

7. Barnacle Goose

8. Snow Goose

9. Greylag Goose

10. Pink-footed Goose

11. Tundra Bean Goose

12. White-fronted Goose

13. Mute Swan

14. Bewick's Swan

15. Whooper Swan

16. Egyptian Goose

17. Shelduck

18. Mandarin Duck

19. Garganey

20. Shoveler

21. Gadwall

22. Wigeon

23. Mallard

24. Pintail

25. Teal

26. Pochard

27. Tufted Duck

28. Scaup

29. Eider

30. Velvet Scoter

31. Common Scoter

32. Long-tailed Duck

33. Goldeneye

34. Smew

35. Goosander

36. Red-breasted Merganser

37. Ruddy Duck

38. Nightjar

39. Alpine Swift

40. Swift

41. Pallid Swift

42. Cuckoo

43. Feral Pigeon

44. Stock Dove

45. Woodpigeon

46. Turtle Dove

47. Collared Dove

48. Water Rail

49. Corncrake

50. Baillon's Crake

51. Spotted Crake

52. Moorhen

53. Coot

54. Crane

55. Little Grebe

56. Red-necked Grebe

57. Great Crested Grebe

58. Slavonian Grebe

59. Black-necked Grebe

60. Stone Curlew

61. Oystercatcher

62. Black-winged Stilt

63. Avocet

64. Lapwing

65. Golden Plover

66. Grey Plover

67. Ringed Plover

68. Little Ringed Plover

69. Dotterel

70. Whimbrel

71. Curlew

72. Bar-tailed Godwit

73. Black-tailed Godwit

74. Turnstone

75. Knot

76. Ruff

77. Curlew Sandpiper

78. Temminck's Stint

79. Sanderling

80. Dunlin

81. Purple Sandpiper

82. Little Stint

83. Woodcock

84. Jack Snipe

85. Snipe

86. Red-necked Phalarope

87. Grey Phalarope

88. Common Sandpiper

89. Green Sandpiper

90. Redshank

91. Wood Sandpiper

92. Spotted Redshank

93. Greenshank

94. Collared Pratincole

95. Kittiwake

96. Sabine's Gull

97. Black-headed Gull

98. Little Gull

99. Mediterranean Gull

100. Common Gull

101. Ring-billed Gull

102. Great Black-backed Gull

103. Glaucous Gull

104. Iceland Gull

105. Herring Gull

106. Caspian Gull

107. Yellow-legged Gull

108. Lesser Black-backed Gull

109. Gull-billed Tern

110. Caspian Tern

111. Lesser Crested Tern

123. Long-tailed Skua

130. Great Northern Diver

132. Leach's Petrel

135. Sooty Shearwater

137. Balearic Shearwater

138. Black Stork

139. White Stork

146. Night Heron

151. Grey Heron

152. Purple Heron

153. Great White Egret

154. Little Egret

155. Osprey

156. Honey Buzzard

157. Sparrowhawk

158. Goshawk

159. Marsh Harrier

160. Hen Harrier

161. Montagu's Harrier

162. Red Kite

163. Black Kite

164. White-tailed Eagle

165. Rough-legged Buzzard

166. Buzzard

167. Barn Owl

168. Tawny Owl

169. Little Owl

170. Long-eared Owl

171. Short-eared Owl

172. Hoopoe

173. Kingfisher

174. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

175. Bee-eater

176. Wryneck

177. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

178. Great Spotted Woodpecker

179. Green Woodpecker

180. Kestrel

181. Red-footed Falcon

182. Merlin

183. Hobby

184. Gyr Falcon

185. Peregrine

186. Ring-necked Parakeet

187. Red-backed Shrike

188. Great Grey Shrike

189. Woodchat Shrike

190. Golden Oriole

191. Jay

192. Magpie

193. Jackdaw

194. Rook

195. Carrion Crow

196. Hooded Crow

197. Raven

198. Waxwing

199. Coal Tit

200. Marsh Tit

201. Willow Tit

202. Blue Tit

203. Great Tit

204. Bearded Tit

205. Wood Lark

206. Skylark

207. Shore Lark

208. Sand Martin

209. Swallow

210. House Martin

211. Red-rumped Swallow

212. Cetti's Warbler

213. Long-tailed Tit

214. Wood Warbler

215. Yellow-browed Warbler

216. Pallas's Warbler

217. Dusky Warbler

218. Willow Warbler

219. Chiffchaff

220. Greenish Warbler

221. Arctic Warbler

222. Sedge Warbler

223. Reed Warbler

224. Marsh Warbler

225. Booted Warbler

226. Melodious Warbler

227. Icterine Warbler

228. Grasshopper Warbler

229. Blackcap

230. Garden Warbler

231. Barred Warbler

232. Lesser Whitethroat

233. Asian Desert Warbler

234. Whitethroat

235. Dartford Warbler

236. Firecrest

237. Goldcrest

238. Wren

239. Nuthatch

240. Treecreeper

241. Short-toed Treecreeper

242. Rose-coloured Starling

243. Starling

244. Ring Ouzel

245. Blackbird

246. Fieldfare

247. Redwing

248. Song Thrush

249. Mistle Thrush

250. Spotted Flycatcher

251. Robin

252. Bluethroat

253. Thrush Nightingale

254. Nightingale

255. Pied Flycatcher

256. Red-breasted Flycatcher

257. Black Redstart

258. Redstart

259. Whinchat

260. Stonechat

261. Wheatear

262. Isabelline Wheatear

263. Desert Wheatear

264. Dipper

271. Richard's Pipit

276. Water Pipit

280. Hawfinch

289. Serin

299. Crag Martin

300. Black Guillemot

301. Pallid Harrier


Legacy species accounts

38. Red-throated Diver

39. Black-throated Diver

41. Fulmar

42. Cory's Shearwater

44. Manx Shearwater

46. Storm Petrel

48. Gannet

49. Cormorant

50. Shag

51. Common Bittern

53. Green Heron

54. Squacco Heron

55. Cattle Egret

62. Spoonbill

127. Pomarine Skua

128. Arctic Skua

130. Great Skua

145. Little Tern

148. Black Tern

149. White-winged Black Tern

150. Sandwich Tern

152. Common Tern

153. Roseate Tern

154. Arctic Tern

155. Guillemot

156. Razorbill

157. Little Auk

158. Puffin

Latest additions

Category D