Bedgebury is home to some amazing birds, some of which are very special to Bedgebury, such as the beautiful and tiny firecrest. Click here for a printer friendly pdf guide to some of Bedgebury's wonderful bird population.
Birds seen at Bedgebury
The list is divided into birds which one might normally expect to see in a typical year and those, described as accidentals/rarities, which are seldom seen.
The area covered by the list is the whole of Bedgebury, thus including the forest in general, the Pinetum, Bell School and its grounds; and all other peripheral and privately-owned land
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Abbreviations in the main list are purposely kept as simple as possible. SV is summer visitor; WV is winter visitor; all other birds in that first list are considered as resident in the region. Any species labelled Rr is now considered rare at Bedgebury.
|Barn Swallow SV||Greenfinch||Pied Wagtail|
|Blackbird||Grey Heron||Red-legged Partridge|
|Blackcap SV Rr||Grey Wagtail||Redpoll|
|Black-headed Gull||Greylag Goose||Redwing WV|
|Blue Tit||Hawfinch WV Rr||Robin|
|Brambling WV||Herring Gull||Rock Dove (feral pigeon)|
|Bullfinch Rr||House Martin SV||Rook|
|Canada Goose||Woodcock||Siskin Rr|
|Coal Tit||Kingfisher Rr||Spotted Flycatcher SV Rr|
|Collared Dove||Lapwing||Starling Rr|
|Common Buzzard||Lesser Black-backed Gull||Stock Dove|
|Common Crossbill||Pheasant||Stonechat WV|
|Coot||Little Grebe||Swift SV|
|Cormorant||Little Owl||Tawny Owl|
|Cuckoo SV||Long-tailed Tit||Wren|
|Dunnock||Magpie||Tree Pipit SV Rr|
|Firecrest||Mandarin Duck||Tufted Duck|
|Garden Warbler SV Rr||Marsh Tit||Turtle Dove SV|
|Goldcrest||Meadow Pipit WV||Whitethroat SV Rr|
|Great Crested Grebe||Moorhen|
|Great-spotted Woodpecker||Mute Swan|
|Great Tit||Willow Warbler SV|
|Green Woodpecker||Nightjar SV|
(List compiled June 2013)
|Barn Owl||Very occasional|
|Osprey||Passage - May 2017 (latest)|
|Great Grey Shrike||Jan/Feb 2011|
|Peregrine Falcon||Nov/Dec 2008|
|Common Sandpiper||May 1999|
|Wood Warbler||April 1996|
|Willow Tit||March 1997|
|Two-barred Crossbill||Oct/Nov 1990|
|Reed Bunting||Occasional breeder|
|Pied Flycatcher||June 2013|
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