Key to Species

Birds mentioned on this site – Common Name, Scientific Name, BTO Code and colloquial names sometimes used.

Waders

Common Name Scientific Name BTO Code Colloquial Name
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus OYSTE Oyk, or Kleep
(Pied) Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta AVOCE
(Common) Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula RINPL Ringo
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola GREPL
(European) Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria GOLPL Goldie
(Red) Knot Calidris canutus KNOT
Sanderling Calidris alba SANDE
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima PURSA Purp
(Ruddy) Turnstone Arenaria interpres TURNS
Dunlin Calidris alpina DUNLI
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea CURSA
Little Stint Calidris minuta LITST
(Common) Redshank Tringa totanus REDSH
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus SPORE
(Common) Greenshank Tringa nebularia GRESH
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa BLTGO Blackwit
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica BATGO Barwit
(Eurasian) Curlew Numenius arquata CURLE
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus WHIMB
Ruff Calidris pugnax RUFF

Other Species

Common Name Scientific Name BTO Code
Brent Goose Branta bernicla BREGO
(Common) Shelduck Tadorna tadorna SHELD
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus MARHA
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus HENHA
(Eurasian) Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus SPARR
(Common) Kestrel Falco tinnunculus KESTR
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus PEREG
Merlin Falco columbarius MERLI
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus BLHGU
Common Gull Larus canus COMGU
Herring Gull Larus argentatus HERGU
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LBBGU
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus GBBGU
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis SANTE
Common Tern Sterna hirundo COMTE
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea ARCTE
(Common) Skylark Alauda arvensis SKYLA
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis MEAPI
(Common) Starling Sturnus vulgaris STARL