Across Yorkshire there has been a total of 465 bird species recorded. Two species from this total have a slight question mark hanging over them and they are either/or:
  • Fea's/Desertas Petrel and
  • Turkestan/ Daurian Shrike

A full checklist of the birds of Yorkshire can be found by clicking here*

*Revised August 2021 following the publication of:
British Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee (BOURC): 52nd Report (January 2021). Updated August 2021

Western Subalpine Warbler and Eastern Subalpine Warbler are split, and the sequence is revised in a number of families, with recognition of Curruca in the Sylviidae and Zapornia in the Rallidae.
For more information on the British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU) categories used in the list please visit


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Vacant. Contact: Geoff Dobbs

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East Yorkshire
Jacob Spinks


North Yorkshire

South Yorkshire
Martin Wells, S36 1DG Tel. 0114 2884211

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