Checklist of the Birds of Islay, Jura and Colonsay

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Birds of Islay (314 species):

Accipiter gentilis (Goshawk)
Accipiter nisus (Sparrowhawk)
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus (Sedge Warbler)
Acrocephalus scirpaceus (Reed Warbler)
Actitis hypoleucos (Common Sandpiper)
Aegithalos caudatus (Long-tailed Tit)
Alauda arvensis (Skylark)
Alca torda (Razorbill)
Alcedo atthis (Kingfisher)
Alectoris rufa (Red-legged Partridge)
Alle alle (Little Auk)
Anas acuta (Pintail)
Anas americana (American Wigeon)
Anas carolinensis (Green-winged Teal)
Anas clypeata (Shoveler)
Anas crecca (Teal)
Anas discors (Blue-winged Teal)
Anas penelope (Wigeon)
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)
Anas querquedula (Garganey)
Anas strepera (Gadwall)
Anser albifrons (White-fronted Goose)
Anser albifrons albifrons (European White-fronted Goose)
Anser albifrons flavirostris (Greenland White-fronted Goose)
Anser anser (Greylag Goose)
Anser brachyrhynchus (Pink-footed Goose)
Anser caerulescens (Snow Goose)
Anser canagicus (Emperor Goose)
Anser erythropus (Lesser White-fronted Goose)
Anser fabalis (Bean Goose)
Anser fabalis rossicus (Tundra Bean Goose)
Anser indicus (Bar-headed Goose)
Anthus petrosus (Rock Pipit)
Anthus pratensis (Meadow Pipit)
Anthus richardi (Richard's Pipit)
Anthus trivialis (Tree Pipit)
Apus apus (Swift)
Aquila chrysaetos (Golden Eagle)
Ardea alba alba (Great White Egret)
Ardea cinerea (Grey Heron)
Arenaria interpres (Turnstone)
Asio flammeus (Short-eared Owl)
Asio otus (Long-eared Owl)
Aythya affinis (Lesser Scaup)
Aythya collaris (Ring-necked Duck)
Aythya ferina (Pochard)
Aythya fuligula (Tufted Duck)
Aythya marila (Scaup)
Aythya marila x fuligula (Scaup x Tufted Duck hybrid)
Bombycilla garrulus (Waxwing)
Botaurus lentiginosus (American Bittern)
Botaurus stellaris (Bittern)
Branta bernicla (Brent Goose)
Branta bernicla bernicla (Dark-bellied Brent Goose)
Branta bernicla hrota (Pale-bellied Brent Goose)
Branta canadensis (Canada Goose)
Branta canadensis hutchinsii (Richardson's Canada Goose)
Branta canadensis interior (Todd's Canada Goose)
Branta leucopsis (Barnacle Goose)
Branta ruficollis (Red-breasted Goose)
Bubulcus ibis (Cattle Egret)
Bucephala clangula (Goldeneye)
Burhinus oedicnemus (Stone-curlew)
Buteo buteo (Buzzard)
Buteo lagopus (Rough-legged Buzzard)
Calcarius lapponicus (Lapland Bunting)
Calidris alba (Sanderling)
Calidris alpina (Dunlin)
Calidris alpina alpina (Northern Dunlin)
Calidris bairdii (Baird's Sandpiper)
Calidris canutus (Knot)
Calidris ferruginea (Curlew Sandpiper)
Calidris fuscicollis (White-rumped Sandpiper)
Calidris maritima (Purple Sandpiper)
Calidris melanotos (Pectoral Sandpiper)
Calidris minuta (Little Stint)
Calidris pusilla (Semipalmated Sandpiper)
Calidris temminckii (Temminck's Stint)
Calonectris diomedea (Cory's Shearwater)
Caprimulgus europaeus (Nightjar)
Carduelis cabaret (Lesser Redpoll)
Carduelis cannabina (Linnet)
Carduelis carduelis (Goldfinch)
Carduelis chloris (Greenfinch)
Carduelis flammea (Mealy Redpoll)
Carduelis flavirostris (Twite)
Carduelis hornemanni (Arctic Redpoll)
Carduelis spinus (Siskin)
Carpodacus erythrinus (Common Rosefinch)
Cepphus grylle (Black Guillemot)
Certhia familiaris (Treecreeper)
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)
Charadrius hiaticula (Ringed Plover)
Charadrius morinellus (Dotterel)
Charadrius vociferus (Killdeer)
Chlidonias hybrida (Whiskered Tern)
Chlidonias niger (Black Tern)
Chroicocephalus philadelphia (Bonaparte's Gull)
Chroicocephalus ridibundus (Black-headed Gull)
Ciconia ciconia (White Stork)
Cinclus cinclus (Dipper)
Cinclus cinclus gularis (British Dipper)
Circus aeruginosus (Marsh Harrier)
Circus cyaneus (Hen Harrier)
Clangula hyemalis (Long-tailed Duck)
Coccothraustes coccothraustes (Hawfinch)
Columba livia (Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon)
Columba livia (feral) (Feral Pigeon)
Columba oenas (Stock Dove)
Columba palumbus (Woodpigeon)
Coracias garrulus (Roller)
Corvus corax (Raven)
Corvus cornix (Hooded Crow)
Corvus corone (Carrion Crow)
Corvus frugilegus (Rook)
Corvus monedula (Jackdaw)
Corvus monedula spermologus (Jackdaw)
Coturnix coturnix (Quail)
Crex crex (Corncrake)
Cuculus canorus (Cuckoo)
Cyanistes caeruleus (Blue Tit)
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan)
Cygnus columbianus (Bewick's Swan)
Cygnus cygnus (Whooper Swan)
Cygnus olor (Mute Swan)
Delichon urbicum (House Martin)
Dendrocopos major (Great Spotted Woodpecker)
Egretta garzetta (Little Egret)
Emberiza calandra (Corn Bunting)
Emberiza citrinella (Yellowhammer)
Emberiza hortulana (Ortolan Bunting)
Emberiza melanocephala (Black-headed Bunting)
Emberiza rustica (Rustic Bunting)
Emberiza schoeniclus (Reed Bunting)
Eremophila alpestris (Shore Lark)
Erithacus rubecula (Robin)
Falco columbarius (Merlin)
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine)
Falco rusticolus (Gyr Falcon)
Falco subbuteo (Hobby)
Falco tinnunculus (Kestrel)
Falco vespertinus (Red-footed Falcon)
Ficedula hypoleuca (Pied Flycatcher)
Ficedula parva (Red-breasted Flycatcher)
Fratercula arctica (Puffin)
Fringilla coelebs (Chaffinch)
Fringilla montifringilla (Brambling)
Fulica atra (Coot)
Fulmarus glacialis (Fulmar)
Fulmarus glacialis rodgersii (Fulmar)
Gallinago gallinago (Snipe)
Gallinula chloropus (Moorhen)
Garrulus glandarius (Jay)
Gavia adamsii (White-billed Diver)
Gavia arctica (Black-throated Diver)
Gavia immer (Great Northern Diver)
Gavia stellata (Red-throated Diver)
Grus grus (Crane)
Haematopus ostralegus (Oystercatcher)
Haliaeetus albicilla (White-tailed Eagle)
Hippolais icterina (Icterine Warbler)
Hirundo rustica (Swallow)
Histrionicus histrionicus (Harlequin Duck)
Hydrobates pelagicus (Storm Petrel)
Hydrocoloeus minutus (Little Gull)
Jynx torquilla (Wryneck)
Lagopus lagopus (Red Grouse)
Lagopus muta (Ptarmigan)
Lanius collurio (Red-backed Shrike)
Lanius excubitor (Great Grey Shrike)
Lanius senator (Woodchat Shrike)
Larus argentatus (Herring Gull)
Larus atricilla (Laughing Gull)
Larus canus (Common Gull)
Larus delawarensis (Ring-billed Gull)
Larus fuscus (Lesser Black-backed Gull)
Larus glaucoides (Iceland Gull)
Larus hyperboreus (Glaucous Gull)
Larus marinus (Great Black-backed Gull)
Larus melanocephalus (Mediterranean Gull)
Limnodromus scolopaceus (Long-billed Dowitcher)
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit)
Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit)
Limosa limosa islandica (Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit)
Locustella naevia (Grasshopper Warbler)
Loxia curvirostra (Common Crossbill)
Loxia pytyopsittacus (Parrot Crossbill)
Luscinia megarhynchos (Nightingale)
Lymnocryptes minimus (Jack Snipe)
Melanitta fusca (Velvet Scoter)
Melanitta nigra (Common Scoter)
Melanitta perspicillata (Surf Scoter)
Mergellus albellus (Smew)
Mergus merganser (Goosander)
Mergus serrator (Red-breasted Merganser)
Merops apiaster (Bee-eater)
Milvus milvus (Red Kite)
Morus bassanus (Gannet)
Motacilla alba (Pied Wagtail)
Motacilla alba alba (White Wagtail)
Motacilla alba yarrellii (Pied Wagtail)
Motacilla cinerea (Grey Wagtail)
Motacilla flava (Yellow Wagtail)
Motacilla flava flava (Blue-headed Wagtail)
Muscicapa striata (Spotted Flycatcher)
Numenius arquata (Curlew)
Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel)
Oceanodroma leucorhoa (Leach's Petrel)
Oenanthe oenanthe (Wheatear)
Oenanthe oenanthe leucorhoa (Greenland Wheatear)
Oriolus oriolus (Golden Oriole)
Oxyura jamaicensis (Ruddy Duck)
Pagophila eburnea (Ivory Gull)
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)
Parus major (Great Tit)
Passer domesticus (House Sparrow)
Passer montanus (Tree Sparrow)
Pastor roseus (Rose-coloured Starling)
Pelecanus onocrotalus (Great White Pelican)
Perdix perdix (Grey Partridge)
Periparus ater (Coal Tit)
Pernis apivorus (Honey-buzzard)
Phalacrocorax aristotelis (Shag)
Phalacrocorax carbo (Cormorant)
Phalaropus fulicarius (Grey Phalarope)
Phalaropus lobatus (Red-necked Phalarope)
Phasianus colchicus (Pheasant)
Phasianus colchicus colchicus (Common Pheasant)
Philomachus pugnax (Ruff)
Phoenicurus ochruros (Black Redstart)
Phoenicurus phoenicurus (Redstart)
Phylloscopus bonelli (Western Bonelli's Warbler)
Phylloscopus collybita (Chiffchaff)
Phylloscopus collybita tristis (Siberian Chiffchaff)
Phylloscopus inornatus (Yellow-browed Warbler)
Phylloscopus sibilatrix (Wood Warbler)
Phylloscopus trochilus (Willow Warbler)
Pica pica (Magpie)
Picus viridis (Green Woodpecker)
Platalea leucorodia (Spoonbill)
Plectrophenax nivalis (Snow Bunting)
Plegadis falcinellus (Glossy Ibis)
Pluvialis apricaria (Golden Plover)
Pluvialis apricaria altifrons (Northern Golden Plover)
Pluvialis dominica (American Golden Plover)
Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover)
Podiceps auritus (Slavonian Grebe)
Podiceps cristatus (Great Crested Grebe)
Podiceps grisegena (Red-necked Grebe)
Podiceps nigricollis (Black-necked Grebe)
Porzana porzana (Spotted Crake)
Prunella modularis (Dunnock)
Prunella modularis modularis (Continental Dunnock)
Puffinus assimilis (Little Shearwater)
Puffinus griseus (Sooty Shearwater)
Puffinus puffinus (Manx Shearwater)
Puffinus yelkouan (Mediterranean Shearwater)
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax (Chough)
Pyrrhula pyrrhula (Bullfinch)
Pyrrhula pyrrhula pyrrhula (Northern Bullfinch)
Rallus aquaticus (Water Rail)
Regulus ignicapilla (Firecrest)
Regulus regulus (Goldcrest)
Rhodostethia rosea (Ross's Gull)
Riparia riparia (Sand Martin)
Rissa tridactyla (Kittiwake)
Saxicola rubetra (Whinchat)
Saxicola torquatus (Stonechat)
Scolopax rusticola (Woodcock)
Setophaga ruticilla (American Redstart)
Somateria mollissima (Eider)
Somateria spectabilis (King Eider)
Stercorarius longicaudus (Long-tailed Skua)
Stercorarius parasiticus (Arctic Skua)
Stercorarius pomarinus (Pomarine Skua)
Stercorarius skua (Great Skua)
Sterna dougallii (Roseate Tern)
Sterna hirundo (Common Tern)
Sterna paradisaea (Arctic Tern)
Sterna sandvicensis (Sandwich Tern)
Sternula albifrons (Little Tern)
Streptopelia decaocto (Collared Dove)
Streptopelia turtur (Turtle Dove)
Strix aluco (Tawny Owl)
Sturnus vulgaris (Starling)
Sylvia atricapilla (Blackcap)
Sylvia borin (Garden Warbler)
Sylvia communis (Whitethroat)
Sylvia curruca (Lesser Whitethroat)
Tachybaptus ruficollis (Little Grebe)
Tadorna ferruginea (Ruddy Shelduck)
Tadorna tadorna (Shelduck)
Tetrao tetrix (Black Grouse)
Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank)
Tringa flavipes (Lesser Yellowlegs)
Tringa glareola (Wood Sandpiper)
Tringa melanoleuca (Greater Yellowlegs)
Tringa nebularia (Greenshank)
Tringa ochropus (Green Sandpiper)
Tringa totanus (Redshank)
Troglodytes troglodytes (Wren)
Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus (British Wren)
Tryngites subruficollis (Buff-breasted Sandpiper)
Turdus iliacus (Redwing)
Turdus merula (Blackbird)
Turdus philomelos (Song Thrush)
Turdus pilaris (Fieldfare)
Turdus torquatus (Ring Ouzel)
Turdus viscivorus (Mistle Thrush)
Tyto alba (Barn Owl)
Upupa epops (Hoopoe)
Uria aalge (Guillemot)
Vanellus vanellus (Lapwing)
Xema sabini (Sabine's Gull)

Citation: Islay Natural History Trust. 2017. Checklist of Birds of Islay. <http://www.islaynaturalhistory.org/portal/p/Checklist/s/Birds> Accessed 24 Mar 2017.