Across Yorkshire there has been a total of 460 bird species recorded. Two species from this total do 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 December 2020 following the publication of:

British Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee (BOURC): 52nd Report (January 2021). First published: 16 December 2020

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.

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