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London Bird Report

The London Bird Report is published annually and sent free to members. Current issues can be purchased separately. A standing order facility for receiving The London Naturalist and The London Bird Report on publication with an invoice is available.

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London Bird Report 2014

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This issue of the London Bird Report includes a paper about the Peregrine Falcon in Central London, details of only the third ever record of Blyth’s Reed Warbler in London and a study of the influx of Great Skuas in London in October 2014.

Introduction and Acknowledgements: Pete Lambert

Review of the Year: Nick Rutter

Birds of the London Area

A summary of the status of all the birds that were reported in London in 2014.

Ringing Report: Paul Roper

The Breeding Bird Survey in London: Ian Woodward

The Peregrine Falcon in Inner London: David Johnson

See sample page

Blyth’s Reed Warbler at Wanstead Flats, June 29th 2014: Nick Croft

Changes to the London Area List and Published Rarities: Andrew Self

The Bonxie Influx in London in October 2014: Andrew Moon

See sample page

Reminiscences of a London Birder: Andrew Moon

The Birds of The Warren, Bexleyheath, 1988-2014: Andrew S. Waller

A Breeding Bird Survey of Barnes Common and Putney Lower Common: Jan Wilczur

Checklist of Birds of the London Area and Guide to Contributors of Records

 

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London Bird Report 2015

Great Northern Diver at King George VI Reservoir. (Andrew Moon)The latest issue of the London Bird Report has just been published and contains a wealth of information for people who live or work in London, or bird-watch in London. This is one of the annual publications that members of the London Natural History Society (LNHS) receive as part of their membership. Find out how to join the LNHS. You can also buy back issues of the London Bird Report.

 

 

 

This issue of the London Bird Report includes papers about overwintering Chiffchaffs in the Colne Valley, the birds of Greenwich Park & Blackheath, the rise and fall of the Ruddy Duck, a breeding bird survey of East Sheen Common, a consideration of whether Common Terns and Black-headed Gulls can co-exist on breeding rafts, and where to find birds in the Regent’s Park. The report also gives a summary of the status of all the birds that were reported in London in 2015, as well as a brief account of the first British record of Slaty-backed Gull in 2011, which has now been added to the British list.

 

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Extracts of some of these papers are given below; as well as the full contents list. (n.b. click on the page to download the full article about where to find birds in Regent's Park).

 

On the right you can see information about the LNHS.


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Many back issues of London Bird Report from the 1950s onwards are available for purchase.

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Consolidated contents

A full list of contents of London Bird Reports from 1936 to 2015 can be downloaded here:

- As a pdf file (178kb, 25 pages); download this PDF version if you wish to read on-line or make a printed copy. Text of this list of contents is fully searchable. (To read you will need the Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded free from the Adobe Downloads site.)

- As a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (202kb); download this XLS version if you wish to edit or
re-sort the entries, or load into a database. (For this you will need Excel or a compatible spreadsheet package.) Also fully searchable.

London Bird Report 1985

Corrected paper - please see the foot of this page.

London Bird Report 2015

Here are the links to the additional material from the London Bird Report 2015:
  Foreign-ringed Black-headed Gulls 2015, see page 206, (spreadsheet).
  Foreign-ringed Black-headed Gulls 2013 - 2015, see page 206, (spreadsheet).

London Bird Report 2014

Corrected report (PDF).

The LBR Editorial Board has reviewed comments received about the London Bird Report for 2014 and has incorporated some corrections.

CorrectionSymbolThe corrected version includes this symbol adjacent to the highlighted original text where a correction has been made. When you pass the cursor over the symbol, a pop-up window will display the correct text. In a few cases the whole text may not fit in the window; by clicking on the symbol, the remaining text will be revealed.

For the corrections to display as they should, you will need to view the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader. This can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe downloads page.

Here are the links to the additional material from the London Bird Report 2014:

  Foreign-ringed Black-headed Gulls, see page 185, (spreadsheet)

  The Peregrine Falcon in Inner London and factors affecting its existence in urban London,
  see page 189, (PDF).

 

London Bird Report 2013

Corrected report (PDF).

The LBR Editorial Board has reviewed comments received about the London Bird Report for 2013 and has incorporated some corrections.

Here are the links to the additional material from the London Bird Report 2013:
  Ringing Report, see page 179, (PDF).
  Foreign-ringed Black-headed Gulls,, see page 186, (spreadsheet).
  Indexes of Common and Scientific Names:
   - For viewing or downloading: (PDF),
   - For printing, including trimming guide to fit inside LBR cover: (PDF).

London Bird Report 2012

Complete report, (PDF).

Here are the links to the additional material from the London Bird Report 2012:
  Ringing Report, see page 179, (PDF).
  WeBS Counts in the London Area, 2011-12, see page 207, (PDF).
  Indexes of Common and Scientific Names (PDF).

London Bird Report 2011

Complete report, (PDF).

Here are the links to the additional material from the London Bird Report 2011:
  Ringing Report, see page 179, (PDF).
  WeBS Counts in the London Area, 2010-11, see page 198, (PDF).
  North Kent Marshes field trips with Ken Palmer, 1976-2002, see page 229, (Introduction, PDF data, spreadsheet data).
  Bird Highlights at well-watched sites, see page 233, (PDF).

London Bird Report 2010

Complete report, (PDF).

Here are the links to the additional material from the London Bird Report 2010:
  Gazetteer of Sites, (PDF or spreadsheet).
  Checklist and Guide, (PDF or spreadsheet).
  WeBS Counts in the London Area, 2009-10, (PDF).

London Bird Report 2009

Complete report, (PDF).

London Bird Report 2008

Complete report, (PDF).

London Bird Report 2007

Complete report, without the photos in the print version, (PDF).

London Bird Report 2006

Complete report, without the photos in the print version, (PDF).

London Bird Report 1985

Peter Strangeman, the author of a paper in LBR No.50 for 1985, pages 170-186, brought to our attention some mistakes in his paper that he noticed some time ago. As many members may not possess a copy of this issue, the corrected paper has been reproduced in its entirety here.