Cat A species

The following species below are all Cat A species and if observed in Staffordshire should be passed onto the county recorder at
 staffs-recorder@westmidlandbirdclub.org.uk with a full written description and/or photographs. There is the odd exception which is shown against the relevant species.
Red-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver
Great Northern Diver
Red-necked Grebe
Slavonian Grebe
Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Balearic Shearwater
Storm Petrel
Leach's Petrel
Gannet
Shag
Night Heron
Purple Heron
White Stork
Glossy Ibis
Spoonbill
Bewick's Swan
Bean Goose
White-fronted Goose
Brent Goose
Green-winged Teal
American Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
Ferruginous Duck
Eider
Long-tailed Duck
Surf Scoter
Velvet Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Honey Buzzard
Black Kite
White-tailed Eagle
Hen Harrier
Montagu's Harrier
Goshawk
Rough-legged Buzzard
Golden Eagle
Red-footed Falcon
Ptarmigan
Black Grouse
Capercaillie
Quail
Golden Pheasant
Lady Amherst's Pheasant
Spotted Crake
Corncrake
Crane

Stone Curlew
Kentish Plover
Dotterel
American Golden Plover
Temminck's Stint
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Grey Phalarope
Pomarine Skua
Arctic Skua
Long-tailed Skua
Great Skua
Sabine's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Roseate Tern
Little Tern
White-winged Tern
Guillemot
Razorbill
Black Guillemot
Little Auk
Puffin
Rock Dove
Turtle Dove


Eagle Owl
Alpine Swift
Bee-eater
Hoopoe
Wryneck
Short-toed Lark
WoodlarkExcept on Cannock Chase
Shore Lark
Red-rumped Swallow
Water Pipit
White Wagtail (autumn only)
Yellow Wagtail (Blue-headed)
Yellow Wagtail (Grey-headed)
Richard's Pipit
Tawny Pipit
Olive-backed Pipit
Red-throated Pipit
WaxwingExcept during major influxes
Nightingale
Bluethroat
Siberian Stonechat
Black Redstart
Greenland Wheatear (autumn only)
Aquatic Warbler
Marsh Warbler
Icterine Warbler
Melodious Warbler
Dartford Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
Barred Warbler
Greenish Warbler
Arctic Warbler
Pallas's Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Radde's Warbler
Dusky Warbler
Firecrest
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Bearded Tit
Crested Tit
Golden Oriole
Red-backed Shrike
Great Grey Shrike
Woodchat Shrike
Hooded Crow
Chough
Rose-coloured Starling
Serin
Twite
Mealy Redpoll
Arctic Redpoll
Scottish Crossbill
Common Rosefinch
Hawfinch
Lapland Bunting
Snow Bunting
Cirl Bunting
Ortolan Bunting
Rustic Bunting
Little Bunting