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

Legacy species accounts

38.  Red-throated Diver

39.  Black-throated Diver

40.  Great Northern Diver

41.  Fulmar

42.  Cory's Shearwater

44.  Manx Shearwater

46.  Storm Petrel

47.  Leach's Petrel

48.  Gannet

49.  Cormorant

50.  Shag

51.  Common Bittern

53.  Green Heron

54.  Squacco Heron

55.  Cattle Egret

60.  Black Stork

62.  Spoonbill

63.  Little Grebe

64.  Great Crested Grebe

65.  Red-necked Grebe

66.  Slavonian Grebe

67.  Black-necked Grebe

87.  Spotted Crake

88.  Baillon's Crake

90.  Moorhen

91.  Coot

92.  Common Crane

93.  Oystercatcher

94.  Black-winged Stilt

95.  Avocet

96.  Stone Curlew

97.  Little Ringed Plover

98.  Ringed Plover

99.  Dotterel

100. Golden Plover

101. Grey Plover

102. Lapwing

103. Knot

104. Sanderling

105. Little Stint

106. Temminck's Stint

107. Curlew Sandpiper

108. Purple Sandpiper

109. Dunlin

111. Jack Snipe

112. Common Snipe

113. Woodcock

114. Black-tailed Godwit

115. Bar-tailed Godwit

116. Whimbrel

117. Curlew

118. Common Sandpiper

119. Green Sandpiper

120. Spotted Redshank

121. Greenshank

122. Wood Sandpiper

123. Redshank

124. Turnstone

125. Red-necked Phalarope

126. Grey Phalarope

127. Pomarine Skua

128. Arctic Skua

129. Long-tailed Skua

130. Great Skua

131. Sabine's Gull

132. Kittiwake

133. Black-headed Gull

134. Little Gull

135. Mediterranean Gull

136. Common Gull

137. Ring-billed Gull

138. Lesser Black-backed Gull

139. Herring Gull

140. Yellow-legged Gull

141. Caspian Gull

142. Iceland Gull

144. Great Black-backed Gull

145. Little Tern

146. Gull-billed Tern

147. Caspian Tern

148. Black Tern

149. White-winged Black Tern

150. Sandwich Tern

151. Lesser Crested Tern

152. Common Tern

153. Roseate Tern

154. Arctic Tern

155. Guillemot

156. Razorbill

157. Little Auk

158. Puffin
187. Magpie

188. Jay

189. Jackdaw

190. Rook

191. Carrion Crow

192. Hooded Crow

193. Raven

194. Goldcrest

195. Firecrest

196. Blue Tit

197. Great Tit

198. Coal Tit

199. Willow Tit

200. Marsh Tit

201. Bearded Tit

203. Sky Lark

204. Shore Lark

205. Sand Martin

206. Swallow

207. House Martin

208. Red-rumped Swallow

209. Cetti's Warbler

210. Long-tailed Tit

211. Greenish Warbler

212. Arctic Warbler

213. Pallas's Warbler

215. Dusky Warbler

216. Wood Warbler

217. Chiffchaff

218. Willow Warbler

219. Blackcap

220. Garden Warbler

221. Barred Warbler

222. Lesser Whitethroat

223. Common Whitethroat

225. Subalpine Warbler

226. Grasshopper Warbler

227. Booted Warbler

228. Icterine Warbler

229. Melodious Warbler

230. Sedge Warbler

231. Marsh Warbler

232. Reed Warbler

233. Waxwing

234. Nuthatch

235. Common Treecreeper

236. Wren

237. Starling

238. Dipper

239. Ring Ouzel

240. Blackbird

241. Fieldfare

242. Song Thrush

243. Redwing

244. Mistle Thrush

245. Spotted Flycatcher

246. Robin

247. Thrush Nightingale

248. Nightingale

249. Bluethroat

250. Red-breasted Flycatcher

251. Pied Flycatcher

252. Black Redstart

253. Common Redstart

254. Whinchat

255. Siberian Stonechat

256. Stonechat

257. Isabelline Wheatear

258. Northern Wheatear

259. Desert Wheatear

260. Dunnock

261. House Sparrow

262. Tree Sparrow

263. Yellow Wagtail

264. Grey Wagtail

265. Pied Wagtail

267. Tawny Pipit

268. Olive-backed Pipit

269. Tree Pipit

270. Meadow Pipit

271. Rock Pipit

273. Chaffinch

274. Brambling

275. Serin

276. Greenfinch

277. Goldfinch

278. Siskin

279. Linnet

280. Twite

281. Redpoll

282. Common Crossbill

283. Common Rosefinch

284. Bullfinch

286. Snow Bunting

287. Lapland Bunting

288. Dark-eyed Junco

289. Yellowhammer

290. Cirl Bunting

291. Ortolan Bunting

292. Reed Bunting

293. Corn Bunting

Category D


1. Great White Pelican