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Recording area: Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens.

Species Comments Reference
Mute Swan resident LBR 1948
Bewick's Swan 1st rec 06/03/1948 LBR 1948
Whooper Swan 1st rec 29/11/1978 LBR 1978
Snow Goose
Bean Goose
Pink-footed Goose
White-fronted Goose 1st rec 23/02/1979 LBR 1979
Greylag Goose 1st rec 01/10/1993 LBR 1993
Canada Goose Bred 1971 LBR 1971
Barnacle Goose
Brent Goose 1st rec 26/10/2010 LBR 2010
Red-breasted Goose
Egyptian Goose Bred 2010 LBR 2010
Common Shelduck 1st rec 28/09/2010 LBR 2010
Mandarin Duck Bred 2006 LBR 2006
Eurasian Wigeon 1st rec 17/11/1950 LBR 1950
Gadwall 1st rec 06/01/2013 LNHS Database
Common Teal 1st rec 08/08/2002 LBR 2002
Green-winged Teal
Mallard resident LBR 1948
Pintail 1st rec 22/04/1936 LBR 1936
Garganey 1st rec 12/03/1952 LBR 1952
Blue-winged Teal
Shoveler 1st rec 1970 LBR 1970
Red-crested Pochard 1st rec Aug 1970 LBR 1970
Pochard resident LBR 1948
Ring-necked Duck
Ferruginous Duck 1st rec 31/01/1969 LBR 1969
Tufted Duck resident LBR 1948
Greater Scaup rare; 1st rec 21/11/1931 LN 1931
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Long-tailed Duck 1st rec 19/02/1952 LBR 1952
Common Scoter rare; 1st rec 13/04/1928 LN 1928
Velvet Scoter
Goldeneye 1st rec 19/10/1934 LN 1934
Smew rare; 1st rec 07/02/1928 LN 1928
Red-breasted Merganser 1st rec 01/02/1976 LBR 1976
Goosander rare; 1st rec 1928 LN 1928
Ruddy Duck 1st rec 26/11/2004 LBR 2004
Black Grouse
Red-legged Partridge 1st rec 27/03/1973 LBR 1973
Grey Partridge 1st rec 03/05/1972 LBR 1972
Pheasant 1st rec 30/04/1952 LBR 1952
Red-throated Diver rare; 1st rec 15/03/1934 LN 1934
Black-throated Diver
Great Northern Diver
Pied-billed Grebe
Little Grebe 1st rec 07/04/1960 LBR 1960
Great Crested Grebe 1st rec 18/10/1960 LBR 1960
Red-necked Grebe 1st rec 31/01/1937 LBR 1937
Slavonian Grebe rare; 1st rec 28/11/1934 LN 1934
Black-necked Grebe rare; 1st rec 28/09/1931 LN 1931
Manx Shearwater undated record Hyde Park blog
Balearic Shearwater
Macaronesian Shearwater
European Storm-petrel 1st rec 09/12/1996 Birds of London
Leach's Storm-petrel 1st rec 13/11/1973 LBR 1973
Gannet 1st rec 14/10/1952 LBR 1952
Cormorant 1st rec 1970 LBR 1971
Shag 1st rec 27/09/1945 LBR 1945
Little Bittern
Night Heron
Squacco Heron
Cattle Egret
Little Egret 1st rec 08/02/2007 LBR 2007
Great White Egret
Grey Heron resident LBR 1948
Purple Heron
Black Stork
White Stork
Glossy Ibis
Honey Buzzard
Black Kite
Red Kite 1st rec 22/04/2005 LBR 2005
White-tailed Eagle
Marsh Harrier 1st rec 30/08/2010 LBR 2010
Hen Harrier undated record Hyde Park blog
Montagu's Harrier
Sparrowhawk 1st rec 02/11/1975 LBR 1975
Common Buzzard 1st rec 04/02/2013 LNHS Database
Rough-legged Buzzard
Golden Eagle
Osprey 1st rec 02/05/1967 LBR 1967
Lesser Kestrel
Kestrel 1st rec 1963 LBR 1963
Red-footed Falcon
Merlin 1st rec 24/08/1936 LBR 1936
Hobby 1st rec 19/07/2002 LBR 2002
Gyr Falcon
Peregrine Falcon 1st rec 09/03/2002 LBR 2002
Water Rail 1st rec 02/01/2013 LNHS Database
Spotted Crake
Little Crake
Baillon's Crake
Moorhen resident LBR 1948
Common Coot resident LBR 1948
Common Crane
Great Bustard
Oystercatcher 1st rec 17/11/2007 LBR 2007
Black-winged Stilt
Avocet 1st rec 13/03/1970 LBR 1970
Cream-coloured Courser
Collared Pratincole
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover undated record Hyde Park blog
Kentish Plover
American Golden Plover
Pacific Golden Plover
Golden Plover 1st rec 30/01/1976 LBR 1976
Grey Plover
Sociable Plover
White-tailed Lapwing
Lapwing 1st rec 18/01/1942 LBR 1942
Sanderling 1st rec 15/02/1979 LBR 1979
Western Sandpiper
Little Stint 1st rec 14/05/1976 LBR 1976
Temminck's Stint
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Dunlin 1st rec 03/05/1939 LBR 1939
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Ruff undated record Hyde Park blog
Jack Snipe
Common Snipe 1st rec 19/04/1994 LBR 1994
Great Snipe
Long-billed Dowitcher
Woodcock 1st rec 19/04/1954 LBR 1954
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit undated record Hyde Park blog
Whimbrel 1st rec 25/04/1968 LBR 1968
Curlew 1st rec 08/11/1941 LBR 1941
Spotted Redshank
Redshank 1st rec 08/10/1934 LN 1934
Marsh Sandpiper
Greenshank 1st rec 18/09/1951 LBR 1951
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper 1st rec 16/11/1960 LBR 1960
Wood Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper 1st rec May 19741 LBR 1974
Spotted Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Grey Phalarope
Pomarine Skua
Arctic Skua 1st rec 29/10/1974 LBR 1974
Long-tailed Skua
Great Skua
Mediterranean Gull 1st rec 01/01/2008 LBR 2008
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull
Little Gull 1st rec 15/01/1960 LBR 1960
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Black-headed Gull 1st rec 06/11/2002 LBR 2002
Ring-billed Gull 1st rec 13/02/2002 LBR 2002
Common Gull 1st rec 14/12/2002 LBR 2002
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1st rec 25/01/2013 LNHS Database
Yellow-legged Gull 1st rec 24/11/1985 LBR 1985
Caspian Gull
Herring Gull resident LBR 1948
Iceland Gull undated record Hyde Park blog
Glaucous-winged Gull
Glaucous Gull 1st rec 25/12/1941 LBR 1941
Slaty-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 1st rec 07/12/2012 LBR 2012
Kittiwake undated record Hyde Park blog
Sooty Tern
Bridled Tern
Little Tern undated record Hyde Park blog
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Whiskered Tern
Black Tern 1st rec 21/04/1969 LBR 1969
White-winged Black Tern 1st rec 26/09/2010 LBR 2010
Sandwich Tern 1st rec 20/09/1967 LBR 1967
Common Tern 1st rec 30/07/1997 LBR 1997
Roseate Tern
Arctic Tern undated record Hyde Park blog
Guillemot 1st rec 03/01/1972 LBR 1972
Razorbill 1st rec 06/10/1948 LBR 1948
Little Auk 1st rec 30/10/1992 LBR 1992
Black Guillemot
Pallas's Sandgrouse
Rock Dove resident LBR 1967 (paper)
Stock Dove Bred 1952 LBR 1952
Woodpigeon resident LBR 1948
Collared Dove 1st rec 06/10/1981 LBR 1981
Turtle Dove 1st rec 1938 LBR 1938
Oriental Turtle Dove
Ring-necked Parakeet 1st rec 09/09/1997 LBR 1997
Cuckoo 1st rec 07/09/1941 LBR 1941
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barn Owl 1st rec 1989 Birds of London
Scops Owl
Snowy Owl
Little Owl 1st rec 21/07/1950 LBR 1950
Tawny Owl resident LBR 1948
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl 1st rec 11/04/1974 LBR 1974
Tengmalm's Owl
Nightjar undated record Hyde Park blog
Common Nighthawk
Swift annual visitor LBR 1948
Alpine Swift
Kingfisher 1st rec Nov 1977 LBR 1977
Hoopoe 1st rec 07/11/1967 LBR 1967
Wryneck 1st rec 02/10/2013 LBR 2013
Green Woodpecker 1st rec Jan 1950 LBR 1950
Great Spotted Woodpecker resident LBR 1948
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1st rec 10/03/1939 LBR 1939
Short-toed Lark
Crested Lark
Woodlark 1st rec 15/01/1962 LBR 1962
Skylark 1st rec 05/03/1970 LBR 1971
Shore Lark 1st rec 21/10/1996 LBR 1996
Sand Martin 1st rec 17/03/1996 LBR 1996
Swallow 1st rec 15/04/1996 LBR 1996
House Martin Bred 1996 LBR 1996
Red-rumped Swallow
Richard's Pipit
Tawny Pipit
Olive-backed Pipit
Tree Pipit 1st rec 09/08/1966 LBR 1966
Meadow Pipit 1st rec 2005 LBR 2005 (paper)
Red-throated Pipit
Rock Pipit 1st rec 05/014/1970 LBR 1970
Water Pipit
Buff-bellied Pipit
Yellow Wagtail 1st rec 13/05/1976 LBR 1976
Citrine Wagtail
Grey Wagtail Bred 1976 LBR 1976
Pied Wagtail resident LBR 1948
Waxwing 1st rec 22/01/1942 LBR 1942
Wren resident LBR 1948
Dunnock resident LBR 1948
Alpine Accentor
Robin resident LBR 1948
Nightingale 1st rec 19th century Birds of London
Black Redstart 1st rec 10/03/1997 LBR 1997
Common Redstart 1st rec 14/04/1948 LBR 1948
Whinchat 1st rec 10/09/1974 LBR 1974
Stonechat 1st rec 28/09/2007 LBR 2007
Northern Wheatear 1st rec 20/04/1992 LBR 1992
Desert Wheatear
Grey-cheeked Thrush
Ring Ouzel 1st rec 19/05/1951 LBR 1951
Blackbird resident LBR 1948
Naumann's Thrush
Fieldfare 1st rec 03/02/2003 LBR 2003
Song Thrush resident LBR 1948
Redwing annual visitor LBR 1967 (paper)
Mistle Thrush resident LBR 1948
American Robin
Cetti's Warbler 1st rec 13/04/1980 LBR 1980
Grasshopper Warbler undated record Hyde Park blog
Savi's Warbler
Aquatic Warbler
Sedge Warbler 1st rec 1934 LN 1934
Paddyfield Warbler
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Marsh Warbler 1st rec June 1924 LBR 1934 (Checklist)
Reed Warbler 1st rec 1933 LN 1933
Icterine Warbler
Melodious Warbler
Dartford Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
Sardinian Warbler
Barred Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat 1st rec 09/05/1942 LBR 1942
Common Whitethroat 1st rec 29/04/1974 LBR 1974
Garden Warbler 1st rec 17/05/1966 LBR 1966
Blackcap 1st rec 2005 LBR 2005 (paper)
Pallas's Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Hume's Warbler
Radde's Warbler
Dusky Warbler
Wood Warbler 1st rec 17/05/1936 LBR 1936
Chiffchaff 1st rec 07/03/1975 LBR 1975
Iberian Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler annual visitor LBR 1967 (paper)
Goldcrest 1st rec Jan 1975 LBR 1975
Firecrest 1st rec 24/04/1968 LBR 1968
Spotted Flycatcher annual visitor LBR 1948
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Pied Flycatcher 1st rec 08/09/1950 LBR 1950
Bearded Tit 1st rec 11/01/2013 LBR 2013
Long-tailed Tit Bred 1975 LBR 1975
Blue Tit resident LBR 1948
Great Tit resident LBR 1948
Crested Tit
Coal Ti resident LBR 1948
Willow Tit 1st rec 07/01/1972 LBR 1972
Marsh Tit 1st rec 04/10/1949 LBR 1949
Nuthatch 1st rec 30/09/1948 LBR 1948
Treecreeper 1st rec 23/09/1940 LBR 1940
Short-toed Treecreeper
Penduline Tit
Golden Oriole
Isabelline Shrike
Red-backed Shrike undated record Hyde Park blog
Brown Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
Great Grey Shrike
Woodchat Shrike
Jay resident LBR 1948
Magpie 1st rec 04/04/1949 LBR 1949
Jackdaw resident LBR 1948
Rook 1st rec 31/03/1949 LBR 1949
Carrion Crow resident LBR 1948
Hooded Crow 1st rec 16/02/1977 LBR 1977
Raven Bred 19th century Birds of London
Starling resident LBR 1948
Rose-coloured Starling
House Sparrow previously resident LBR 1948
Tree Sparrow undated record Hyde Park blog
Chaffinch resident LBR 1948
Brambling scarce; 1st rec 02/04/1932 LN 1932
Greenfinch resident LBR 1948
Goldfinch 1st rec 13/02/2014 LBR 2014
Siskin 1st rec 2005 LBR 2005 (paper)
Linnet 1st rec 12/04/1940 LBR 1940
Twite 1st rec 21/11/1925 Birds of London
Lesser Redpoll 1st rec 08/11/1949 LBR 1949
Mealy Redpoll 1st rec 26/02/2014 LBR 2014
Arctic Redpoll
Two-barred Crossbill
Common Crossbill 1st rec 07/07/1966 LBR 1966
Parrot Crossbill
Common Rosefinch
Pine Grosbeak
Bullfinch 1st rec 14/07/1948 LBR 1948
Hawfinch 1st rec 09/05/1939 LBR 1939
Lapland Bunting
Snow Bunting 1st rec 17/10/1966 LBR 1966
Pine Bunting
Yellowhammer 1st rec 26/02/1958 LBR 1958
Cirl Bunting
Ortolan Bunting
Rustic Bunting
Little Bunting
Reed Bunting 1st rec 08/02/1962 LBR 1962
Black-headed Bunting
Corn Bunting
TOTAL: 197


London Bird Reports & London Naturalist

Autumn Bird Counts in Kensington Gardens, Roy Sanderson, LBR 2005

The Changing Status of Birds in Kensington Gardens, Roy Sanderson, LBR 1967

The Birds of London (2014), Andrew Self.


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