Species Audit

Birds

Common name: Great crested grebe

Scientific name: Podiceps cristatus
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Ponds and lakes
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Shelduck

Scientific name: Tadorna tadorna
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Ponds and lakes
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Teal

Scientific name: Anas crecca
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Ponds and lakes
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Breeder, common passage and winter visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Tufted duck

Scientific name: Aythya fuligula
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Ponds and lakes
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Hen harrier

Scientific name: Circus cyaneus
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Unimproved grassland, Upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Kestrel

Scientific name: Falco tinnunculus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Unimproved grassland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Merlin

Scientific name: Falco columbarius
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Hobby

Scientific name: Falco subbuteo
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Unimproved grassland, upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Peregrine

Scientific name: Falco peregrinus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Red grouse

Scientific name: Lagopus lagopus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Grey partridge

Scientific name: Perdix perdix
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Unimproved grassland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Water rail

Scientific name: Rallus aquaticus
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Rare
Habitat: Ponds and lakes
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Oystercatcher

Scientific name: Haematops ostralegus
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Rare
Habitat: Ponds and lakes
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Little ringed plover

Scientific name: Charadrius dubius
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Ponds and lakes
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Ringed plover

Scientific name: Charadrius hiaticula
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Ponds and lakes
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Golden plover

Scientific name: Pluvialis apricaria
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Lapwing

Scientific name: Vanellus vanellus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Unimproved grassland, Upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Breeder and common passage and winter visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Dunlin

Scientific name: Calidris alpina
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder and common passage visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Snipe

Scientific name: Gallinago gallinago
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Unimproved grassland, upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Breeder and common passage and winter visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Woodcock

Scientific name: Scolopax rusticola
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Upland oakwood, upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Breeder and scarce to uncommon winter visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Curlew

Scientific name: Numenius arquata
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Unimproved grassland, upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder and common passage visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Redshank

Scientific name: Tringa totanus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Upland heathland and blanket bog, ponds and lakes
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder and common passage visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Black-headed gull

Scientific name: Larus ridibundus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Ponds and lakes, rivers and streams
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Sporadic breeder, numerous passage & winter visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Stock dove

Scientific name: Columbia oenas
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Lowland mixed deciduous woodland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Turtle dove

Scientific name: Streptopelia turtur
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Lowland mixed deciduous woodland, hedgerow
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Northern limit
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Cuckoo

Scientific name: Cuculus canorus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: -
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Long-eared owl

Scientific name: Asio otus
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Upland oakwood, conifer woodland
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Short-eared owl

Scientific name: Aslo flammeus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Upland heathland and blanket bog, conifer woodland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Kingfisher

Scientific name: Alcedo atthis
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Rivers and streams
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Green woodpecker

Scientific name: Picus viridis
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Lowland mixed deciduous woodland, upland oakwood
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Lesser spotted woodpecker

Scientific name: Dendrocopus minor
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Lowland Mixed Deciduous woodland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Skylark

Scientific name: Alauda arvensis
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Unimproved grassland, upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Breeder and partial migrant
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Sand martin

Scientific name: Riparia riparia
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Rivers and streams, ponds and lakes
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Former breeder now scarce passage visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Swallow

Scientific name: Hirundo rustica
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Urban
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder and passage visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: House martin

Scientific name: Delichon urbica
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Urban
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Tree pipit

Scientific name: Anthus trivialis
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Lowland mixed deciduous woodland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Meadow pipit

Scientific name: Anthus pratensis
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Unimproved grassland, upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder and partial migrant
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Yellow wagtail

Scientific name: Motacilla flava
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Rivers and streams, canals, unimproved grassland
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Grey wagtail

Scientific name: Motacilla cinerea
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Rivers and streams, ponds and lakes
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Dunnock

Scientific name: Prunella modularis
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Hedgerow
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Common redstart

Scientific name: Phoenicurus phoenicurus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Urban
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Whinchat

Scientific name: Saxicola rubetra
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Unimproved grassland, upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Stonechat

Scientific name: Saxicola torquata
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Ring ouzel

Scientific name: Turdus torquatus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Upland heathland and blanket bog
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Song thrush

Scientific name: Turdus philomelus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Lowland mixed deciduous woodland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder and winter visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Mistle thrush

Scientific name: Turdus viscivorus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Lowland mixed deciduous woodland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Grasshopper warbler

Scientific name: Locustella naevia
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Fens, rivers and streams
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Occasional breeder, passage migrant
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Lesser whitethroat

Scientific name: Sylvia curruca
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Unimproved grassland
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Wood warbler

Scientific name: Phylloscopus sibilatrix
National: -
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Lowland mixed deciduous woodland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Willow warbler

Scientific name: Phylloscopus trochilus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Lowland mixed deciduous woodland, wet woodland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Goldcrest

Scientific name: Regulus regulus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Unimproved grassland, urban
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder and passage visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Spotted flycatcher

Scientific name: Muscicapa striata
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Upland oakwood, Lowland mixed deciduous woodland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Pied flycatcher

Scientific name: Ficedula hypoleuca
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Upland oakwood, Lowland mixed deciduous woodland
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Willow tit

Scientific name: Parus montanus
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Canals, wet woodland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Former breeder, rare visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Raven

Scientific name: Corvus corax
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Upland oakwood, lowland mixed deciduous woodland
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Starling

Scientific name: Sturnus vulgaris
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Urban, unimproved grassland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder and numerous winter visitor
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: House sparrow

Scientific name: Passer domesticus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Urban, Arable
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Tree sparrow

Scientific name: Passer montanus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Lowland mixed deciduous woodland, arable
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Linnet

Scientific name: Carduelis cannabina
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Unimproved grassland, hedgerow, arable
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Breeder most birds leaving the area in winter
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Lesser redpoll

Scientific name: Carduelis caberet
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Amber List
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Lowland mixed deciduous woodland, hedgerow
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Twite

Scientific name: Carduelis flavirostris
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Upland heathland and blanket bog, unimproved grassland
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Migrant breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Common crossbill

Scientific name: Loxia curvirostra
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Conifer woodland
Ref: 2
Evaluation: -
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Bullfinch

Scientific name: Pyrrhula pyrrhula
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Lowland mixed deciduous woodland, hedgerow
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Yellowhammer

Scientific name: Emberiza citrinella
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Unimproved grassland, hedgerow, arable
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Reed bunting

Scientific name: Emberiza schoeniclus
National: Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
Regional: -
Local: -
Habitat: Fens, rivers and streams, arable
Ref: 1, 2
Evaluation: Resident breeder
Notes: A Calderdale Priority Species.

Common name: Buzzard

Scientific name: Buteo buteo
National: -
Regional: -
Local: Vulnerable
Habitat: Upland heathland
Ref: -
Evaluation: Breeder
Notes: -

References

  1.  RSPB Birds of Conservation concern 2002 and Tim Cleaves pers com
  2.  Birds of Halifax, Halifax Birdwatchers Club, 2002.

Last Updated: 03/08/2016