The Dorset List is the official list of wild birds recorded in Dorset and is maintained by the Dorset Records Panel on behalf of the Dorset Bird Club. It is based on The British List maintained by the British Ornithologists' Union (BOU). The taxonomy follows the latest IOC World Bird List. 

The total of species recorded in Dorset currently stands at 432 species as of October 2022.

The full list can be downloaded here The Dorset List  (pdf) and is annotated with the type of records to be submitted for inclusion in the annual Dorset Bird Report.

The South Polar Skua at West Bexington in 1996 has now been accepted as the first British record by BOURC and is the latest additon to the Dorset List. 

More on the BOU website:



IOC World Bird List