County List

The sequence of species in this list is that introduced by the British Ornithologists Union. It has been presented in sections in the following order, 1. all year residents, 2. summer migrants, 3. winter migrants, 4. passage species, 5. rarities (more than 3 county records) and 6. vagrants (less than 3 county records). Traditional species names have been used by preference. Some species could arguably fit into several sections, so in these instances a 'best-fit' approach has been adopted. If all UK birds are selected using the 'scope' option below, birds are simply displayed in BOU sequence and are not grouped into sections.

Species for which acceptance by the Breconshire Records Committee (BRC) requires written field details are indicated by an asterix (*). All rarity, vagrant and new species also require written field details for acceptance. The BRC contact details and submission form are provided for your use - download in PDF format - download in MS Word format.

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Displaying records...

Common Name Scientific Name Cat. Status Last Seen # Seen
Mute Swan Cygnus olor AC2 All Year
Canada Goose Branta canadensis C2E All Year
Teal Anas crecca A All Year
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos AC2C4E All Year
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula A All Year
Goosander Mergus merganser A All Year
Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus A All Year
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa C1E All Year
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix AC2E All Year
Pheasant Phasianus colchicus C1E All Year
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis A All Year
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus A All Year
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo A All Year
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea A All Year
Red Kite Milvus milvus AC3 All Year
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus A All Year
Goshawk Accipiter gentilis AC3E All Year
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus A All Year
Buzzard Buteo buteo A All Year
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus A All Year
Merlin Falco columbarius A All Year
Peregrine Falco peregrinus A All Year
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus A All Year
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus A All Year
Coot Fulica atra A All Year
Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria A All Year
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus A All Year
Dunlin Calidris alpina A All Year
Snipe Gallinago gallinago A All Year
Woodcock Scolopax rusticola A All Year
Curlew Numenius arquata A All Year
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus A All Year
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus A All Year
Herring Gull Larus argentatus A All Year
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus A All Year
Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon Columba livia AC4E All Year
Stock Dove Columba oenas A All Year
Woodpigeon Columba palumbus A All Year
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto A All Year
Barn Owl Tyto alba A All Year
Little Owl Athene noctua C1 All Year
Tawny Owl Strix aluco A All Year
Long-eared Owl Asio otus A All Year
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis A All Year
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis A All Year
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major A All Year
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor A All Year
Skylark Alauda arvensis A All Year
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis A All Year
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea A All Year
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba A All Year
Dipper Cinclus cinclus A All Year
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes A All Year
Dunnock Prunella modularis A All Year
Robin Erithacus rubecula A All Year
Stonechat Saxicola torquatus A All Year
Blackbird Turdus merula A All Year
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos A All Year
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus A All Year
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla A All Year
Goldcrest Regulus regulus A All Year
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus A All Year
Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus A All Year
Great Tit Parus major A All Year
Coal Tit Periparus ater A All Year
Willow Tit Poecile montana A All Year
Marsh Tit Poecile palustris A All Year
Nuthatch Sitta europaea A All Year
Treecreeper Certhia familiaris A All Year
Jay Garrulus glandarius A All Year
Magpie Pica pica A All Year
Jackdaw Corvus monedula A All Year
Rook Corvus frugilegus A All Year
Carrion Crow Corvus corone A All Year
Raven Corvus corax A All Year
Starling Sturnus vulgaris A All Year
House Sparrow Passer domesticus A All Year
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus A All Year
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs A All Year
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris A All Year
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis A All Year
Siskin Carduelis spinus A All Year
Linnet Carduelis cannabina A All Year
Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret A All Year
Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra A All Year
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula A All Year
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes A All Year
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella A All Year
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus A All Year
Quail Coturnix coturnix A Summer
Hobby Falco subbuteo A Summer
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus A Summer
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius A Summer
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos A Summer
Cuckoo Cuculus canorus A Summer
Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus A Summer
Swift Apus apus A Summer
Sand Martin Riparia riparia A Summer
Swallow Hirundo rustica A Summer
House Martin Delichon urbicum A Summer
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis A Summer
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava A Summer
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus A Summer
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra A Summer
Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe A Summer
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus A Summer
Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia A Summer
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus A Summer
Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus A Summer
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin A Summer
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca A Summer
Whitethroat Sylvia communis A Summer
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix A Summer
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita A Summer
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus A Summer
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata A Summer
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca A Summer
Wigeon Anas penelope A Winter
Gadwall Anas strepera AC2 Winter
Shoveler Anas clypeata A Winter
Pochard Aythya ferina A Winter
Goldeneye Bucephala clangula A Winter
Smew Mergellus albellus A Winter
Little Egret Egretta garzetta A Winter
Great White Egret Ardea alba A Winter
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus A Winter
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus A Winter
Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus A Winter
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris A Winter
Redwing Turdus iliacus A Winter
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti A Winter
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor A Winter
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla A Winter
Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus A Passage
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus A Passage
Greylag Goose Anser anser AC2C4E Passage
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis AC2E Passage
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca C1E Passage
Shelduck Tadorna tadorna A Passage
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata C1E Passage
Pintail Anas acuta A Passage
Garganey Anas querquedula A Passage
Scaup Aythya marila A Passage
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra A Passage
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator A Passage
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis C1E Passage
Bittern Botaurus stellaris A Passage
Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus A Passage
Osprey Pandion haliaetus A Passage
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula A Passage
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa A Passage
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus A Passage
Greenshank Tringa nebularia A Passage
Redshank Tringa totanus A Passage
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus A Passage
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus A Passage
Common Gull Larus canus A Passage
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis A Passage
Little Tern Sternula albifrons A Passage
Black Tern Chlidonias niger A Passage
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis A Passage
Common Tern Sterna hirundo A Passage
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea A Passage
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus A Passage
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta A Passage
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros A Passage
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus A Rarity (>3 records)
White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons A Rarity (>3 records)
Brent Goose Branta bernicla A Rarity (>3 records)
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris A Rarity (>3 records)
Eider Somateria mollissima A Rarity (>3 records)
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis A Rarity (>3 records)
Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix A Rarity (>3 records)
Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata A Rarity (>3 records)
Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica A Rarity (>3 records)
Great Northern Diver Gavia immer A Rarity (>3 records)
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena A Rarity (>3 records)
Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus A Rarity (>3 records)
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis A Rarity (>3 records)
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus A Rarity (>3 records)
Leach's Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa A Rarity (>3 records)
Gannet Morus bassanus A Rarity (>3 records)
White Stork Ciconia ciconia A Rarity (>3 records)
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus A Rarity (>3 records)
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana A Rarity (>3 records)
Corncrake Crex crex A Rarity (>3 records)
Dotterel Charadrius morinellus A Rarity (>3 records)
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola A Rarity (>3 records)
Knot Calidris canutus A Rarity (>3 records)
Sanderling Calidris alba A Rarity (>3 records)
Little Stint Calidris minuta A Rarity (>3 records)
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos A Rarity (>3 records)
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea A Rarity (>3 records)
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima A Rarity (>3 records)
Ruff Philomachus pugnax A Rarity (>3 records)
Great Snipe Gallinago media A Rarity (>3 records)
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica A Rarity (>3 records)
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus A Rarity (>3 records)
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola A Rarity (>3 records)
Turnstone Arenaria interpres A Rarity (>3 records)
Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius A Rarity (>3 records)
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla A Rarity (>3 records)
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides A Rarity (>3 records)
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii A Rarity (>3 records)
Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur A Rarity (>3 records)
Hoopoe Upupa epops A Rarity (>3 records)
Wryneck Jynx torquilla A Rarity (>3 records)
Woodlark Lullula arborea A Rarity (>3 records)
Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos A Rarity (>3 records)
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola A Rarity (>3 records)
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus A Rarity (>3 records)
Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus A Rarity (>3 records)
Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus A Rarity (>3 records)
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio A Rarity (>3 records)
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis A Rarity (>3 records)
Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus A Rarity (>3 records)
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra A Rarity (>3 records)
Bean Goose Anser fabalis A Vagrant (<3 records) 1800's 2
American Wigeon Anas americana A Vagrant (<3 records) 1979 1
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina AC2E Vagrant (<3 records) 2017 3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca A Vagrant (<3 records) 2018 3
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps A Vagrant (<3 records) 1999 1
Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis A Vagrant (<3 records) 1986 1
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus A Vagrant (<3 records) 1800's 1
Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus A Vagrant (<3 records) 1984 2
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis A Vagrant (<3 records) 1800's 1
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus A Vagrant (<3 records) 1907 3
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea A Vagrant (<3 records) 1800's 1
Black Kite Milvus migrans A Vagrant (<3 records) 1976 1
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla AC3E Vagrant (<3 records) 1901 1
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus A Vagrant (<3 records) 1969 2
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus A Vagrant (<3 records) 1969 3
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos A Vagrant (<3 records) 1800's 1
Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus A Vagrant (<3 records) 1963 3
Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus A Vagrant (<3 records) 2011 2
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus A Vagrant (<3 records) 1996 1
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus A Vagrant (<3 records) 1950 1
Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus A Vagrant (<3 records) 2007 1
Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus A Vagrant (<3 records) 1981 1
Great Skua Stercorarius skua A Vagrant (<3 records) 2003 1
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis A Vagrant (<3 records) 1988 1
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia A Vagrant (<3 records) 1962 1
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida A Vagrant (<3 records) 2008 1
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus A Vagrant (<3 records) 2016 3
Guillemot Uria aalge A Vagrant (<3 records) 1800's 1
Little Auk Alle alle A Vagrant (<3 records) 1950 1
Puffin Fratercula arctica A Vagrant (<3 records) 1960 1
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus A Vagrant (<3 records) 1947 1
Alpine Swift Apus melba A Vagrant (<3 records) 1956 1
Roller Coracias garrulus A Vagrant (<3 records) 2007 1
Shore Lark Eremophila alpestris A Vagrant (<3 records) 2001 1
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola A Vagrant (<3 records) 2019 2
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica A Vagrant (<3 records) 1978 1
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides A Vagrant (<3 records) 1994 1
Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola A Vagrant (<3 records) 2004 1
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator A Vagrant (<3 records) 1992 1
Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes A Vagrant (<3 records) 1957 1
Twite Carduelis flavirostris A Vagrant (<3 records) 1956 3
Mealy Redpoll Carduelis flammea A Vagrant (<3 records) 1990 1
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus A Vagrant (<3 records) 1988 2
Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus A Vagrant (<3 records) 1971 2
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana A Vagrant (<3 records) 1993 1
Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo E Vagrant (<3 records) 2008 2
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis A Vagrant (<3 records) 2023 3
Black Stork Ciconia nigra A Vagrant (<3 records) 2011 1
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus A Vagrant (<3 records) 2019 1
Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta A Vagrant (<3 records) 2017 3
Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia A Vagrant (<3 records) 2017 1
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus A Vagrant (<3 records) 2013 1
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica A Vagrant (<3 records) 2010 1
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta A Vagrant (<3 records) 2015 1
Rose-coloured Starling Pastor roseus A Vagrant (<3 records) 2020 2
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla A Vagrant (<3 records) 2021 1