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This list, which follows the BOU order, contains all species, except escapes, seen in Gwent to date, followed by the recording code (see below). Subspecies and species found away from their usual haunts are indented. The number in the last column indicates the number of records where there have been fewer than ten.

  • 1  Schedule 1 species as listed in the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
  • descriptions required by the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC)
  • W  descriptions required by the Welsh Records Panel (WRP)
English Name Scientific Name Welsh Name Status in Gwent Recording code No. of records if < 10
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Alarch Dôf Widespread B,C  
Bewick’s Swan 1 Cygnus columbianus Alarch Bewick Uncommon winter visitor A  
Whooper Swan 1 Cygnus cygnus Alarch y Gogledd Very scarce & irregular winter visitor D  
Bean Goose W Anser fabalis Gŵydd y Llafur Very rare winter visitor D 1
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus Gŵydd Droed-binc Rare winter visitor D  
White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Gŵydd Dalcen-wen Very scarce & irregular winter visitor D  
Greenland White-fronted Goose Anser a. flavirostris   Rare vagrant D 2
Greylag Goose Anser anser Gŵydd Wyllt Scarce on passage; feral birds widespread A  
Canada Goose Branta canadensis Gŵydd Canada Locally common resident B,C  
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis Gŵydd Wyran Rare winter visitor; feral birds irregular D  
Brent Goose (Dark-bellied) Branta bernicla Gŵydd Ddu Uncommon winter visitor A  
Brent Goose (Pale-bellied) Branta b. hrota   Uncommon winter visitor, less than annual D  
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca Gŵydd yr Aifft Rare visitor D 8
Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Hwyaden yr Eithin Locally common resident B,C  
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Hwyaden Gribog Resident in small numbers A  
Wigeon Anas penelope Chwiwell Common winter visitor/passage migrant C  
American Wigeon W Anas americana Chwiwell America Very rare vagrant D 3
Gadwall Anas strepera Hwyaden Lwyd Common resident in wetlands B,C  
Teal Anas crecca Corhwyaden Common winter visitor; rare breeder B,C  
Green-winged Teal W Anas carolinensis Corhwyaden Asgell-werdd Very rare vagrant D 4
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Hwyaden Wyllt Common resident B,C  
Pintail 1 Anas acuta Hwyaden Lostfain Fairly common winter visitor A  
Garganey 1 Anas querquedula Hwyaden Addfain Scarce passage migrant; very rare breeder A  
Shoveler Anas clypeata Hwyaden Lydanbig Common winter visitor; rare breeder A  
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina Hwyaden Gribgoch Scarce visitor D  
Pochard Aythya ferina Hwyaden Bengoch Fairly common winter visitor B,C  
Ring-necked Duck W Aythya collaris Hwyaden Dorchog Very rare vagrant D 2
Ferruginous Duck W Aythya nyroca Hwyaden Lygadwen Very rare vagrant D 4
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Hwyaden Gopog Common winter visitor; scarce breeder B,C  
Scaup 1 (coast) Aythya marila Hwyaden Benddu Uncommon winter visitor A  
Scaup 1 (inland)       D  
Lesser Scaup B Aythya affinis Hwyaden Benddu Leiaf Very rare vagrant D 1
Eider Somateria mollissima Hwyaden Fwythblu Scarce and irregular, mostly in spring D  
Long-tailed Duck 1 Clangula hyemalis Hwyaden Gynffon-hir Scarce winter visitor D  
Common Scoter 1 Melanitta nigra Môr-hwyaden Ddu Regular in small nos, mostly summer; non-breeding A  
Velvet Scoter 1 Melanitta fusca Môr-hwyaden y Gogledd Rare on passage/in winter D  
Goldeneye 1 Bucephala clangula Hwyaden Lygad-aur Uncommon winter visitor A  
Smew Mergellus albellus Lleian Wen Very scarce winter visitor D  
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Hwyaden Frongoch Very scarce winter visitor D  
Goosander Mergus merganser Hwyaden Ddanheddog Uncommon winter visitor; scarce breeder A  
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Hwyaden Goch Rare visitor, post national cull A  
Quail 1 Coturnix coturnix Sofliar Very scarce summer visitor D  
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa Petrisen Goesgoch Uncommon resident; most introduced for shooting A  
Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus Grugiar Uncommon resident on heather uplands A  
Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix Grugiar Ddu Former resident; no records since 1977 D 7
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix Petrisen Now a very scarce resident A  
Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Ffesant Common resident; many introduced for shooting B,C  
Red-throated Diver 1 Gavia stellata Trochydd Gyddfgoch Rare winter visitor D  
Black-throated Diver 1 Gavia arctica Trochydd Gyddfddu Very scarce in winter or on passage D  
Great Northern Diver 1 Gavia immer Trochydd Mawr Rare winter visitor D  
Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis Aderyn-Drycin y Graig Scarce; mostly storm-blown, spring to autumn A  
Cory’s Shearwater W Calonectris borealis Aderyn-Drycin Cory Very rare storm-blown vagrant D 1
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Aderyn-Drycin Manaw Regular in summer, often storm-blown A  
Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus Pedryn Drycin Very scarce wind-blown vagrant, mostly summer D  
Leach’s Petrel 1 Oceanodroma leucorhoa Pedryn Gynffon-fforchog Rare wind-blown vagrant, mostly in autumn D  
Gannet Morus bassanus Hugan Uncommon visitor, often wind-blown A  
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Mulfran Fairly common resident & winter visitor B,C  
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis Mulfran Werdd Very scarce visitor, usually in autumn D  
Bittern 1 Botaurus stellaris Aderyn y Bwn Very scarce but regular winter visitor D  
American Bittern B Botaurus lentiginosus Aderyn-bwn America Very rare vagrant D 1
Little Bittern 1 B Ixobrychus minutus Aderyn-bwn Leiaf Very rare vagrant D  
Night-heron W Nycticorax nycticorax Crëyr y Nos Very rare vagrant D  
Squacco Heron B Ardeola ralloides Crëyr Melyn Very rare vagrant D  
Cattle Egret W Bubulcus ibis Crëyr y Gwartheg Very rare vagrant D 5
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Crëyr Bach Fairly common on coast; breeds A  
Great White Egret W Ardea alba Crëyr Mawr Gwyn Rare vagrant, becoming more regular D  
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Crëyr Glas Fairly common resident B,C  
Purple Heron 1 W Ardea purpurea Crëyr Porffor Very rare vagrant D 4
Black Stork W Ciconia nigra Ciconia Du Very rare vagrant D 1
White Stork W Ciconia ciconia Ciconia Gwyn Rare summer visitor D  
Glossy Ibis B Plegadis falcinellus Crymanbig Ddu Rare visitor D  
Spoonbill 1 Platalea leucorodia Llwybig Very scarce summer visitor, now annual A  
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Gwyach Fach Uncommon resident A  
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Gwyach Gopog Uncommon winter visitor; scarce resident A  
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Gwyach Yddfgoch Rare in winter or on passage D  
Slavonian Grebe 1 Podiceps auritus Gwyach Gorniog Rare in winter or on passage D  
Black-necked Grebe 1 Podiceps nigricollis Gwyach Yddfddu Very scarce in winter or on passage D  
Honey-buzzard 1 Pernis apivorus Bod y Mêl Rare summer visitor & passage migrant D  
Black Kite W Milvus migrans Barcud Du Very rare visitor D 2
Red Kite 1 Milvus milvus Barcud Coch Scarce resident A  
Marsh Harrier 1 Circus aeruginosus Bod y Gwerni Scarce passage migrant & winter visitor A  
Marsh Harrier 1 (inland)       D  
Hen Harrier 1 Circus cyaneus Bod Tinwen Scarce in winter & on passage A  
Montagu’s Harrier 1 W Circus pygargus Bod Montagu Very rare in summer & on passage D  
Goshawk 1 Accipiter gentilis Gwalch Marth Uncommon resident A  
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Gwalch Glas Fairly common resident B,C  
Buzzard Buteo buteo Bwncath Common resident B,C  
Rough-legged Buzzard W Buteo lagopus Bod Bacsiog Very rare winter visitor D 2
Golden Eagle 1 W Aquila chrysaetos Eryr Euraid Very rare vagrant D 1
Osprey 1 Pandion haliaetus Gwalch y Pysgod Scarce passage migrant A  
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus Rhegen y Dŵr Uncommon resident & winter visitor A  
Spotted Crake 1 W Porzana porzana Rhegen Fraith Scarce passage migrant D  
Corncrake 1 W Crex crex Rhegen yr Ŷd Rare passage migrant D  
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Iâr Dŵr Common resident B,C  
Coot Fulica atra Cwtiar Common resident B,C  
Crane W Grus grus Garan Former vagrant - some reintroduced birds since 2013 D  
Stone-curlew 1 W Burhinus oedicnemus Rhedwr y Moelydd Rare visitor D 9
Black-winged Stilt 1 B Himantopus himantopus Hirgoes Very rare visitor D 5
Avocet 1 (coast) Recurvirostra avosetta Cambig Uncommon passage migrant; regular breeder A  
Avocet 1 (inland)       D  
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Pioden y Môr Fairly common, winter & on passage; scarce breeder B,C  
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola Cwtiad Llwyd Fairly common winter visitor C  
Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria Cwtiad Aur Uncommon winter visitor & passage migrant A  
American Golden Plover W Pluvialis dominica Corgwtiad Aur Very rare visitor D 1
Dotterel 1 Charadrius morinellus Hutan y Mynydd Very rare passage migrant D 6
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Cwtiad Torchog Mainly a passage migrant; scarce breeder B,C  
Little Ringed Plover 1 Charadrius dubius Cwtiad Torchog Bach Scarce summer breeder & on passage A  
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Cornchwiglen Common winter & on passage; uncommon breeder B,C  
Kentish Plover 1 W Anarhynchus alexandrinus Cwtiad Caint Rare visitor D 8
Greater Sand Plover B Anarhynchus leschenaultii Cwtiad y Tywod Mwyaf Very rare vagrant D 1
Hudsonian Whimbrel B Numenius hudsonicus   Very rare vagrant D 2
Whimbrel 1 Numenius phaeopus Coegylfinir Uncommon passage migrant C  
Curlew Numenius arquata Gylfinir Common in winter & on passage; scarce breeder B,C  
Black-tailed Godwit 1 Limosa limosa Rhostog Gynffonddu Fairly common winter & on passage; some in summer C  
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Rhostog Gynffonfrith Uncommon on passage; scarce in other seasons C  
Turnstone Arenaria interpres Cwtiad y Traeth Fairly common in winter & on passage A  
Knot Calidris canutus Pibydd yr Aber Common winter visitor C  
Ruff 1 Calidris pugnax Pibydd Torchog Uncommon passage migrant A  
Broad-billed Sandpiper B Calidris falcinellus Pibydd Llydanbig Very rare vagrant D 3
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Pibydd Cambig Uncommon on passage especially in autumn A  
Temminck’s Stint 1 W Calidris temminckii Pibydd Temminck Rare passage migrant D  
Sanderling Calidris alba Pibydd y Tywod Uncommon passage migrant A  
Dunlin Calidris alpina Pibydd y Mawn Common winter visitor & passage migrant C  
Purple Sandpiper 1 Calidris maritima Pibydd Du Scarce visitor in passage periods D  
Baird’s Sandpiper B Calidris bairdii Pibydd Baird Very rare vagrant D 2
Little Stint Calidris minuta Pibydd Bach Scarce passage migrant A  
White-rumped Sandpiper W Calidris fuscicollis Pibydd Tinwen Very rare vagrant D 3
Buff-breasted Sandpiper W Calidris subruficollis Pibydd Bronllwyd Very rare vagrant D 6
Pectoral Sandpiper W Calidris melanotos Pibydd Cain Rare vagrant D  
Semipalmated Sandpiper B Calidris pusilla Pibydd Llwyd Very rare visitor D 1
Red-necked Phalarope 1 W Phalaropus lobatus Llydandroed Gyddfgoch Very rare vagrant D 5
Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Llydandroed Llwyd Rare passage migrant, usually in autumn D  
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Pibydd y Dorlan Uncommon passage migrant & breeder B,C  
Spotted Sandpiper B Actitis macularius Pibydd Brych Very rare vagrant D 1
Green Sandpiper 1 Tringa ochropus Pibydd Gwyrdd Uncommon passage migrant A  
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Pibydd Coesgoch Mannog Scarce passage migrant; occasionally over-winters A  
Greenshank 1 Tringa nebularia Pibydd Coeswerdd Uncommon passage migrant; few winter records A  
Lesser Yellowlegs B Tringa flavipes Melyngoes Bach Very rare vagrant D 2
Wood Sandpiper 1 Tringa glareola Pibydd y Graean Scarce passage migrant D  
Redshank Tringa totanus Pibydd Coesgoch Fairly common, winter & on passage; scarce breeder B,C  
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus Gĩach Fach Uncommon winter visitor A  
Long-billed Dowitcher B Limnodromus scolopaceus Gĩach Gylfin-hir Very rare vagrant D 2
Woodcock Scolopax rusticola Cyffylog Uncommon winter visitor; uncommon breeder A  
Snipe Gallinago gallinago Gĩach Gyffredin Fairly common winter visitor & scarce breeder B,C  
Black-winged Pratincole B Glareola nordmanni Cwtiadwennol Aden-ddu Very rare vagrant D 1
Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus Sgiwen Frech Scarce passage migrant D  
Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus Sgiwen y Gogledd Uncommon passage migrant D  
Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus Sgiwen Lostfain Very rare passage migrant D 3
Great Skua Stercorarius skua Sgiwen Fawr Scarce visitor in all seasons D  
Puffin Fratercula arctica Pâl Very rare visitor D 1
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle Gwylog Ddu Very rare vagrant D 1
Razorbill Alca torda Llurs Very scarce visitor, usually storm-blown D  
Little Auk Alle alle Carfil Bach Very rare visitor D 5
Guillemot Uria aalge Gwylog Very scarce visitor, usually storm-blown D  
Little Tern 1 Sternula albifrons Morwennol Fechan Very scarce passage migrant D  
Gull-billed Tern B Gelochelidon nilotica Morwennol Ylfinbraff Very rare vagrant D 1
Whiskered Tern B Chlidonias hybrida Corswennol Farfog Very rare vagrant D 1
Black Tern 1 Chlidonias niger Corswennol Ddu Fairly common passage migrant A  
White-winged Black Tern W Chlidonias leucopterus Corswennol Adeinwen Very rare vagrant D 2
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis Morwennol Bigddu Scarce passage migrant D  
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Morwennol Gyffredin Fairly common passage migrant A  
Roseate Tern 1 Sterna dougallii Morwennol Wridog Very rare visitor D 6
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Morwennol y Gogledd Fairly common passage migrant A  
Sabine’s Gull Xema sabini Gwylan Sabine Very scarce passage migrant D  
Kittiwake (coast) Rissa tridactyla Gwylan Goesddu Uncommon visitor, usually storm-blown A  
Kittiwake (inland)       D  
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus Gwylan Benddu Common, winter/on passage; uncommon summer B,C  
Little Gull 1 Hydrocoloeus minutus Gwylan Fechan Scarce passage migrant A  
Mediterranean Gull 1 Larus melanocephalus Gwylan Môr y Canoldir Scarce passage migrant & winter visitor A  
Common Gull Larus canus Gwylan y Gweunydd Common in winter & on passage C  
Ring-billed Gull W Larus delawarensis Gwylan Fodrwybig Very rare vagrant D  
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Gwylan Gefnddu Leiaf Common; increasingly breeds B,C  
Herring Gull Larus argentatus Gwylan y Penwaig Common; breeds B,C  
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis Gwylan Goesmelyn Very uncommon visitor D  
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides Gwylan yr Arctig Very scarce winter visitor D  
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus Gwylan y Gogledd Very scarce winter visitor D  
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Gwylan Gefnddu Fwyaf Fairly common resident breeder B,C  
Feral Pigeon / Rock Dove Columba livia Colomen Ddôf Feral birds only B,C  
Stock Dove Columba oenas Colomen Wyllt Fairly common resident B,C  
Woodpigeon Columba palumbus Ysguthan Abundant resident B,C,M  
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto Turtur Dorchog Common resident B,C  
Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Turtur Rare passage migrant - formerly bred D  
Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Cog Fairly common summer visitor A  
Barn Owl 1 Tyto alba Tylluan Wen Uncommon resident A  
Snowy Owl 1 B Bubo scandiacus Tylluan yr Eira Very rare visitor D 2
Little Owl Athene noctua Tylluan Fach Uncommon resident A  
Tawny Owl Strix aluco Tylluan Frech Common resident B  
Long-eared Owl Asio otus Tylluan Gorniog Scarce breeder/winter visitor D  
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Tylluan Glustiog Uncommon winter visitor/passage migrant A  
Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Troellwr Uncommon summer visitor A  
Swift Apus apus Gwennol Ddu Common summer visitor B,C,E/L  
Alpine Swift W Apus melba Gwennol Ddu’r Alpau Very rare visitor D 2
Little Swift B Apus affinis Gwennol Ddu Fach Very rare visitor D 1
Hoopoe 1 Upupa epops Copog Very scarce passage migrant D  
Bee-eater 1 W Merops apiaster Gwybedog y Gwenyn Very rare vagrant D 2
Roller B Coracias garrulus Rholydd Very rare vagrant D 1
Kingfisher 1 Alcedo atthis Glas y Dorlan Uncommon resident A  
Wryneck 1 Jynx torquilla Pengam Rare passage migrant, mainly in autumn D  
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis Cnocell Werdd Fairly common resident B  
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Cnocell Fraith Fwyaf Common resident B  
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Drybates minor Cnocell Fraith Leiaf Very scarce resident A  
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Cudyll Coch Fairly common resident but declining A  
Merlin 1 Falco columbarius Cudyll Bach Uncommon winter visitor & very scarce breeder A  
Hobby 1 Falco subbuteo Hebog yr Ehedydd Uncommon summer visitor; breeds A  
Peregrine 1 Falco peregrinus Hebog Tramor Uncommon resident A  
Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri Paracit Torchog Rare visitor D 10
Golden Oriole 1 W Oriolus oriolus Euryn Rare passage migrant D  
Red-backed Shrike 1 W Lanius collurio Cigydd Cefngoch Rare passage migrant - formerly bred D  
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor Cigydd Mawr Scarce winter visitor D  
Woodchat Shrike W Lanius senator Cigydd Pengoch Very rare passage migrant D 4
Chough 1 Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Brân Goesgoch Very rare vagrant D 2
Magpie Pica pica Pioden Common resident B,C  
Jay Garrulus glandarius Ysgrech y Coed Common resident B,M  
Nutcracker B Nucifraga caryocatactes Malwr Cnau Very rare visitor D 2
Jackdaw Corvus monedula Jac-y-do Common resident B,C  
Rook Corvus frugilegus Ydfran Common resident B,C  
Carrion Crow Corvus corone Brân Dyddyn Common resident B,C  
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix Brân Lwyd Rare visitor D  
Raven Corvus corax Cigfran Common resident B,C  
Goldcrest Regulus regulus Dryw Eurben Common resident B,M  
Firecrest 1 Regulus ignicapilla Dryw Penfflamgoch Scarce passage migrant, occasional breeder D  
Penduline Tit B Remiz pendulinus Titw Pendil Very rare vagrant D 1
Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus Titw Tomos Las Common resident B,M  
Great Tit Parus major Titw Mawr Common resident B,M  
Coal Tit Periparus ater Titw Penddu Common resident B,M  
Willow Tit Poecile montana Titw ‘r Helyg Scarce resident A  
Marsh Tit Poecile palustris Titw’r Wern Fairly common resident A  
Bearded Tit 1 W (NWR) Panurus biarmicus Titw Barfog Uncommon resident in coastal reedbeds A  
Bearded Tit 1 W (rest of Gwent)       D  
Woodlark 1 W Lullula arborea Ehedydd y Coed Rare visitor - has bred D  
Skylark Alauda arvensis Ehedydd Common resident B,C,M  
Sand Martin Riparia riparia Gwennol y Glennydd Common summer visitor B,C,E/L,M  
Swallow Hirundo rustica Gwennol Common summer visitor B,C,E/L,M  
House Martin Delichon urbicum Gwennol y Bondo Common summer visitor B,C,E/L,M  
Red-rumped Swallow W Cecropis daurica Gwennol Dingoch Very rare visitor D 1
Cetti’s Warbler 1 Cettia cetti Telor Cetti Resident in coastal wetlands A  
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus Titw Gynffon-hir Common resident B,C  
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus Telor Aelfelyn Rare visitor D 6
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Telor y Coed Fairly common summer visitor B,E/L  
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Siff-saff Common summer visitor B,E/L  
Iberian Chiffchaff B Phylloscopus ibericus Siff-saff Iberia Very rare visitor D 1
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Telor yr Helyg Common summer visitor B,E/L  
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Telor Penddu Common summer visitor B,E/L,W  
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Telor yr Ardd Fairly common summer visitor B,E/L  
Barred Warbler W Sylvia nisoria Telor Rhesog Very rare visitor on passage D 1
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca Llwydfron Fach Uncommon summer visitor B,E/L  
Subalpine Warbler W Sylvia cantillans Telor Brongoch Very rare visitor D 1
Whitethroat Sylvia communis Llwydfron Common summer visitor B,E/L  
Marmora's Warbler B Sylvia sarda Telor Marmora Very     
Dartford Warbler 1 Sylvia undata Telor Dartford Rare visitor; has bred D 9
Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia Troellwr Bach Uncommon summer visitor A  
Savi’s Warbler B Locustella luscinioides Telor Savi Very rare vagrant D 1
Melodious Warbler W Hippolais polyglotta Telor Pêr Very rare visitor D 1
Aquatic Warbler W Acrocephalus paludicola Telor y Dŵr Rare visitor - usually seen only by ringers D  
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Telor yr Hesg Fairly common summer visitor B,E/L  
Marsh Warbler 1 W Acrocephalus palustris Telor y Gwerni Very rare visitor D 5
Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus Telor y Cyrs Fairly common summer visitor B,E/L  
Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Cynffon Sidan Rare winter visitor D  
Nuthatch Sitta europaea Delor y Cnau Common resident B  
Treecreeper Certhia familiaris Dringwr Bach Common resident B  
Wren Troglodytes troglodtyes Dryw Abundant resident B  
Starling Sturnus vulgaris Drudwen Common resident B,C  
Rose-coloured Starling W Pastor roseus Drudwen Wridog Very rare vagrant D 3
Dipper Cinclus cinclus Bronwen-y-Dŵr Fairly common resident B,C  
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus Mwyalchen y Mynydd Scarce passage migrant A  
Blackbird Turdus merula Mwyalchen Abundant resident B  
Fieldfare 1 Turdus pilaris Socan Eira Common winter visitor C,E/L  
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Bronfraith Common resident B  
Redwing 1 Turdus iliacus Coch Dan-aden Common winter visitor C,E/L  
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus Brych y Coed Common resident B,C  
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Gwybedog Mannog Uncommon summer visitor A  
Robin Erithacus rubecula Robin Goch Abundant resident B  
Nightingale W Luscinia megarhynchos Eos Rare summer visitor D  
Bluethroat 1 W Luscinia svecica Bronlas Very rare migrant D 1
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Gwybedog Brith Fairly common summer visitor B,E/L  
Black Redstart 1 Phoenicurus ochruros Tingoch Du Scarce winter visitor & passage migrant A  
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Tingoch Fairly common summer visitor B,E/L  
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Crec yr Eithin Fairly common summer visitor B,E/L  
Stonechat Saxicola rubicola Clochdar y Cerrig Uncommon resident A  
Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Tinwen y Garn Fairly common summer visitor B,C,E/L  
Greenland Wheatear Oenanthe o. leucorhoa   Passage migrant in small numbers, mainly in spring D  
Desert Wheatear B Oenanthe deserti Tinwen y Diffaethwch Very rare visitor D 1
Dunnock Prunella modularis Llwyd y Gwrych Abundant resident B  
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Aderyn y Tô Abundant resident B,C  
Tree Sparrow (Caldicot Levels) Passer montanus Golfan y Mynydd Very rare resident A  
Tree Sparrow (rest of Gwent)       D  
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Siglen Felen Uncommon summer visitor A  
Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla f. flava   Rare vagrant, mainly in spring D  
Grey-headed Wagtail Motacilla f. thunbergi   Very rare vagrant D 2
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Siglen Lwyd Fairly common resident B,M  
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba Siglen Fraith Common resident B,M  
White Wagtail Motacilla a. alba   Regular pass. migrant in small numbers, mainly spring A  
Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi Corhedydd Richard Very rare vagrant D 3
Tawny Pipit W Anthus campestris Corhedydd Melyn Very rare vagrant D 2
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Corhedydd y Coed Fairly common summer visitor B,E/L  
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis Corhedydd y Waun Common resident, passage migrant, winter visitor B,C,M  
Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus Corhedydd y Graig Uncommon winter visitor; rare resident A  
Water Pipit (coast) Anthus spinoletta Corhedydd y Dŵr Uncommon winter visitor A  
   Water Pipit (inland)       D  
Brambling 1 Fringilla montifringilla Pinc y Mynydd Fairly common winter visitor C,E/L  
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Ji-binc Abundant resident B,C,M  
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes Gylfinbraff Uncommon breeding resident A  
Common Rosefinch 1 W Erythrina erythrina Llinos Goch Very rare visitor D 1
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Coch y Berllan Common resident A  
Greenfinch Chloris chloris Llinos Werdd Common resident B,C,M  
Linnet Linaria cannabina Llinos Common resident B,C,M  
Twite Linaria flavirostris Llinos y Mynydd Rare visitor D  
Lesser Redpoll Acanthus cabaret Llinos Bengoch Leiaf Fairly common winter visitor; uncommon breeder B,C,M  
Common Redpoll W Acanthus flammea Llinos Bengoch Very rare visitor D 1
Crossbill 1 Loxia curvirostra Gylfin Groes Uncommon resident/winter visitor; variable numbers B,C,M  
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Nico Abundant resident B,C,M  
Siskin Spinus spinus Pila Gwyrdd Uncommon resident; common winter visitor B,C,M  
Snow Bunting 1 Plectrophenax nivalis Bras yr Eira Very rare visitor D  
Lapland Bunting 1 Calcarius lapponicus Bras y Gogledd Very rare visitor D 8
Corn Bunting W Emberiza calandra Bras yr Ŷd Former breeder, now rare visitor D  
Cirl Bunting 1 W Emberiza cirlus Bras Ffrainc Former breeder, long since gone D 4
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella Melyn yr Eithin Uncommon resident A  
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus Bras y Cyrs Common A  
Common Yellowthroat B Geothlypis trichas Gyddf-felyn Very rare vagrant D 1
  Recording code Data required
  A All records
  B Breeding, with as much detail as possible
  C Counts of roosts, flocks and colonies
  D Description and circumstances of sighting
  E/L Early/Late dates of migrants
  M Migration and weather movements
  W Over-wintering records
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