APPENDIX A

A List of Bird Species Recorded at the Vale Marais 1971 – 2006, and totals of birds ringed 1976-1994 and 2004-2006.

The common names and order of this list follow the recommendations of the British Ornithologists’ Union.

B denotes the species has been recorded breeding at the Vale Marais.

Species

 

1976-1994

 

2004-2006

TOTAL

Bean Goose

Anser fabalis

 

 

 

 

 

Pink-footed Goose

Anser brachyrhynchus

 

 

Greater White-fronted Goose

Anser albifrons

Greylag Goose

Anser anser

Brent Goose

Branta bernicla

1

 

0

1

Common Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna

Eurasian Wigeon

Anas penelope

1

 

1

2

American Wigeon

Anas americana

 

Gadwall

Anas strepera

Eurasian Teal

Anas crecca

Northern Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

B

25

 

22

47

Northern Pintail

Anas acuta

Garganey

Anas querquedula


 

Shoveler

Anas clypeata

Common Pochard

Aythya ferina

1

0

1

Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

B

1

 

0

1

Greater Scaup

Aythya marila

Common Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

Smew

Mergellus albellus

Goosander

Mergus merganser


 

 

Common Quail

Corturnix corturnix

Common Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

B

 

Red-throated Diver

Gavia stellata

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

2

 

0

2

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Northern Fulmar

Fulmarus glacialis

 

Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

European Shag

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

Eurasian Bittern

Botaurus stellaris

1

 

0

1

Little Bittern

Ixobrychus minutus

               

Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

 

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Eurasian Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia

Sacred Ibis

Threskiornis aethiopicus

Short-toed Eagle

Circaetus gallicus

Eurasian Marsh Harrier

Circus aeruginosus

Hen Harrier

Circus cyaneus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

B

1

 

4

5

Common Buzzard

Buteo buteo

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Common Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

B

5

1

6

Merlin

Falco columbarius

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Water Rail

Rallus aquaticus

37

0

37

Spotted Crake

Porzana porzana

Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

B

401

22

423

Common Coot

Fulica atra

B

98

0

98

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Haematopus ostralegus

Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

Pied Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

Little Plover

Charadrius dubius

Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula

 

Eurasian Dotterel

Charadrius morinellus

 

European Golden Plover

Pluvialis apricaria

 

Grey Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

 

Northern Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus

1

0

1

Red Knot

Calidris canutus

Little Stint

Calidris minuta

Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos

Dunlin

Calidris alpina

Ruff

Philomachus pugnax

Jack Snipe

Lymnocryptes minimus

4

 

0

4

Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

220

 

0

220

Eurasian Woodcock

Scolopax rusticola

4

 

0

4

Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica

 

Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

 

Eurasian Curlew

Numenius arquata

 

Spotted Redshank

Tringa erythropus

 

Common Redshank

Tringa totanus

 

Common Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

 

Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

 

Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

 

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

15

0

15

Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Mediterranean Gull

Larus melanocephalus

Black-headed Gull

Larus ridibundus

40

0

40

Mew Gull

Larus canus

4

0

4

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Larus fuscus

12

19

31

Herring Gull

Larus argentatus

139

64

203

Great Black-backed Gull

Larus marinus

1

0

1

Sandwich Tern

Sterna sandvicensis

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

Black Tern

Childonias niger

1

0

1

Rock Dove

Columba livia

Stock Dove

Columba oenas

Common Wood Pigeon

Columba palumbu

B

15

88

103

Eurasian Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

B

371

22

393

European Turtle Dove

Streptopelia turtur

10

0

10

Common Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

B

2

0

2

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

1

0

1

Long-eared Owl

Asio otus

B

Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus

1

 

0

1

Common Swift

Apus apus

4

0

4

Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

13

0

13

Hoopoe

Upupa epops

Eurasian Wryneck

Jynx torquilla

1

0

1

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major

Sky Lark

Alauda arvensis

Sand Martin

Riparia riparia

887

0

887

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

B

2085

4

2089

House Martin

Delichon urbica

128

 

0

128

Tree Pipit

Anthus trivialis

4

0

4

Meadow Pipit 

Anthus pratensis

65

 

0

65

Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

35

0

35

Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

5

0

5

Pied Wagtail

Motacilla alba

58

 

0

58

Winter Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

B

609

51

660

Dunnock

Prunella modularis

B

324

 

45

369

European Robin

Erithacus rubecula

B

543

110

653

Black Redstart

Phoenicurus ochruros

1

0

1

Common Redstart

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

30

0

30

Whinchat

Saxicola rubetra

21

0

21

Stonechat

Saxicola torquata

37

0

37

Northern Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe

1

0

1

Ring Ouzel

Turdus torquatus

Common Blackbird

Turdus merula

B

1026

112

1138

Fieldfare

Turdus pilaris

9

1

10

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos

B

467

20

487

Redwing

Turdus iliacus

105

10

115

Mistle Thrush

Turdus viscivorous

B

18

0

18

Cetti’s Warbler

Cettia cetti      

B

23

4

27

Common Grasshopper Warbler

Locustella naevia

4

1

5

Aquatic Warbler

Acrocephalus paludicola

2

0

2

Sedge Warbler

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

1187

60

1247

Marsh Warbler

Acrocephalus palustris

3

0

3

Eurasian Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

B

1949

55

2004

Melodious Warbler

Hippolais polyglotta

1

0

1

Lesser Whitethroat

Sylvia curruca

18

 

0

18

Common Whitethroat

Sylvia communis

24

 

4

28

Garden Warbler

Sylvia borin

132

 

8

140

Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla

B

381

 

108

489

Pallas’s Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus proregulus

0

 

1

1

Yellow-browed Warbler

Phylloscopus inornatus

4

 

5

9

Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatus

1

 

0

1

Wood Warbler

Phylloscopus sibilatrix

9

 

0

9

Common Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus collybita

B

1943

 

225

2168

Willow Warbler

Phylloscopus trochilus

3542

 

222

3764

Goldcrest

Regulus regulus

B

444

 

32

476

Firecrest

Regulus ignicapilla

81

 

12

93

Spotted Flycatcher

Muscicapa striata

67

 

5

72

Red-breasted Flycatcher

Ficedula parva

2

 

0

2

Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula hypoleuca

44

 

5

49

Bearded Tit

Panurus biarmicus

1

 

0

1

Long-tailed Tit

Aegithalos caudatus

4

 

37

41

Coal Tit

Parus ater

1

 

0

1

Blue Tit

Parus caeruleus

B

553

 

77

630

Great Tit

Parus major

B

421

 

146

567

Short-toed Treecreeper

Certhia brachydactyla

26

 

0

26

Eurasian Golden Oriole

Oriolus oriolus

1

 

0

1

Red-backed Shrike

Lanius collurio

1

 

0

1

Black-billed Magpie

Pica pica

B

24

 

16

40

Western Jackdaw

Corvus monedula

 

Carrion Crow

Corvus corone

B

3

 

5

8

Common Raven

Corvus corax

 

Common Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

B

2393

 

106

2499

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

B

1606

 

49

1655

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus

1

0

1

Chaffinch

Fringilla coelebs

B

266

 

47

315

Brambling

Fringilla montifringilla

21

 

3

24

European Greenfinch

Carduelis chloris

B

1289

 

1038

2327

European Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis

B

91

 

17

108

Eurasian Siskin

Carduelis spinus

 

1

1

Common Linnet

Carduelis cannabina

74

 

0

74

Lesser Redpoll

Carduelis cabaret

 

5

 

0

5

Common Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

 

Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

B

216

 

20

236

Snow Bunting

Plectrophenax nivalis

 

 

Ortolan Bunting

Emberiza hortulana

 

 

 

 

 

Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniculus

B

100

 

0

100

 

GRAND TOTAL

 

24849

 

2907

27756