57 birds found
Breeding throughout mountainous regions of southern Europe and across to the Himalayas these birds are migratory, overwintering in southern Africa or central India. Worldwide, there are a total of ten subspecies from the nominate species, apus melba.
Aquatic Warblers are rare but regular passage migrants to northwest Europe in the autumn.
Gulls and terns
Named in honour of the French naturalist and ornithologist, Jean Victor Audouin (1797 – 1841) the Audouin’s gull is one of the world’s rarest and is limited in the main to regions within and surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
Avocets and stilts
A conservation success story reintroduced this elegant wading bird back to our shores after the second World War.
Petrels and shearwaters
Balearic Shearwaters are one of the rarest birds in Europe and are one of the two bird species listed as Critically Endangered.
This small but long tailed, large headed warbler, is a resident of the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean where it is common, although is not present on the island of Menorca.
Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes
A large wading bird, notorious for the boldness of breeding individuals.