Suffolk birds

Suffolk has a wide variety of habitats and, as a consequence, a large number of species inhabit the county including some very special birds such as Avocet, Marsh Harrier, Bittern, Bearded Tit, Stone-curlew, Common Crane, Golden Oriole and Dartford Warbler. A page with details of each species can be found here – Iconic birds.

The Suffolk Bird Atlas is now online, details can be found here – Suffolk Bird Atlas.

Suffolk Ornithologists’ Group in association with the Suffolk Naturalists’ Society produces the annual Suffolk Bird Report, a comprehensive guide to the species found in the county throughout the year, showing population sizes, breeding numbers and migration. The page on Suffolk bird recording gives a guide on recording birds in the county, where records can be sent to and has a complete list of Suffolk birds – Suffolk bird recording.

SOG in conjunction with SNS publish the annual Suffolk Bird Report, details on the latest edition here – Suffolk Bird Report.

For scarce and rare birds that turn up in the county, written descriptions are required and need to be submitted to either the Suffolk Ornithological Records Committee (SORC) for county rarities or to the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) for national rarities. Up to date spreadsheets for recent sightings showing either status of records or those that still require descriptions can be found on the site – SORC and BBRC.