Dorset Bird Reports

The annual bird report is provided free of charge to members or can be purchased by non-members. Back numbers can also be purchased, along with other essential materials  - see Sales: http://dorsetbirds.co.uk/sales/

Many back numbers are also available as free downloadable pdfs - see panel below.

Articles

The Bird Club occasionally publishes stand-alone articles, available online:

Are all birdwatchers white and middle-aged or older? by Geoff Upton August 2020 - with summary of comments received

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 – is there good news amongst the bad? by Geoff Upton April 2022

Selected articles from Dorset Bird Reports and Newsletters are also available:

Changing perspectives and shifting baselines, by Liv Cooper (now Elwood) (from Newsletter 107, August 2023)

The 1996 West Bexington South Polar Skua: A First for Britain, by Mike Morse and Ivan Lakin (Dorset Bird Report 2021, December 2022).

Yellow-legged Gulls in Dorset, by Ian Stanley (Dorset Bird Report 2020, December 2021)

Birds of the Lower Stour Valley 1978 to 2021, by George Green (from Newsletter 102, November 2021)

Poole Harbour Osprey Translocation Project, by Brittany Maxted (Dorset Bird Report 2019, December 2020)

Red Kites in Dorset, by Shaun Robson (Dorset Bird Report 2019, December 2020)

Increases in Farmland Birds in Dorset Show the Possibilities for Change: An Example of Rapid Recovery, by Mike Coleman (Dorset Bird Report 2018, June 2020).

Thirty Years of Birding at Abbotsbury Swannery, by Steve Groves (Dorset Bird Report 2017, November 2019).

A Study of Breeding Peregrine Falcon in Dorset, by Granville Pictor (from Dorset Bird Report 2015, June 2017)

Aquatic Warbler in Dorset, by Ian Lewis (Dorset Bird Report 1995)

And we're producing a series of 'how to' articles on birdwatching skills, featured here:

How to Find Your Own Caspian Gull, by Gavin Haig (from Newsletter 104, August 2022)

'Noc-mig' - Nocturnal Migration over Dorset and Beyond, by Paul Morton (from Newsletter 101, July 2021)

Sea-watching - Some Reflections on Birding the Waves, by Nick Whitehouse (from Newsletter 100, March 2021)

Separating Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs, by Ian Lewis (first published on Dorset Bird Club Facebook page autumn 2021)

BTO Dorset Newsletters

The Winter 2023 newsletter from BTO Dorset 'Dorset News' can be downloaded here:

http://dorsetbirds.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/BTO-Dorset-Newsletter-Winter-2023-1.pdf

Older editions of Dorset News also available:

http://dorsetbirds.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/BTO_Dorset_Spring_2023_newsletter.pdf

http://dorsetbirds.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/BTO_Dorset_newsletter_January_2023-2.pdf

Newsletters

Members also receive a newsletter three times a year, either as a hard copy or as a pdf. Most members now choose to receive this as a pdf by email rather than by post.

Back numbers are available as free downloadable pdfs - see panel on this page.

Older copies can be downloaded here:

Newsletter 91 November 2017

Newsletter 90 July 2017

Newsletter 89 March 2017

Newsletter 88 November 2016

Newsletter 87 July 2016

Newsletter 86 March 2016

Newsletter 85 November 2015

Newsletter 84 July 2015

Newsletter 83 March 2015

Newsletter 82 April 2014

Newsletter 81 December 2013

Newsletter 80 July 2013

Newsletter 79 February 2013

Newsletter 78 December 2012

Newsletter 77 July 2012

Newsletter 76 November 2011

Newsletter 75 October 2011

Newsletter 74 July 2011

Newsletter 73 February 2011

Newsletter 72 Autumn - Winter 2010

Newsletter-71-Summer-2010.pdf

Newsletter-70-Winter_spring-2010.pdf

Newsletter-69-Autumn_winter-2009.pdf

Newsletter-68-Summer-2009.pdf

Newsletter-67-Winter_spring-2009.pdf

Newsletter-66-Winter_spring-2009.pdf

Newsletter-65-Spring_summer-2008.pdf

Newsletter-64-Winter_spring-2008.pdf

Newsletter-63-Autumn_winter-2007.pdf

Newsletter-62-Spring_summer-2007.pdf

Downloadable pdfs

Dorset Bird Report 2019

Review and Highlights of 2019 - Geoff Upton

Systematic List for 2019

Dorset Bird Ringing Report 2019 - Kevin Sayer

Rarity Finders Reports 2019

Poole Harbour Osprey Translocation Project - Brittany Maxted

Red Kites in Dorset - Shaun Robson

 

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Dorset Bird Report 2018

Review and Highlights of 2018 - Geoff Upton

Systematic List for 2018

Dorset Bird Ringing Report for 2018 - Kevin Sayer

Rarity Finders' Reports 2018

Increases in farmland birds in Dorset sow the possibilities for change - Mike Coleman

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Dorset Bird Report 2017

Review and Highlights of 2017 - Geoff Upton

Systematic List for 2017

Dorset Bird Ringing Report for 2017 - Kevin Sayer

Rarity Finders' Reports 2017

Thirty Years of Birding at Abbotsbury Swannery - Steve Groves

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Dorset Bird Report 2016

Review and Highlights of the Year – Marcus Lawson and Geoff Upton

Systematic List for 2016

Dorset Bird Ringing 2016 – Kevin Sayer

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Dorset Bird Report 2015

A Brief Review and Highlights of the Year – Marcus Lawson

Systematic List for 2015

Dorset Bird Ringing 2015 – Kevin Sayer

A Study of Breeding Peregrines in Dorset – Granville Pictor

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Dorset Bird Report 2014

A Brief Review and Highlights of the Year – Marcus Lawson

Systematic List for 2014

Dorset Bird Ringing 2014 – Kevin Sayer

Short-toed Eagle: new species for Dorset – Paul Morton

Northern Harrier: new species for Dorset – Peter Moore

Little Bustard: finders account – Mike Morse Purbeck Breeding Seabird Survey – Sophie Lake

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Dorset Bird Report 2013

A Brief Review and Highlights of the Year – Marcus Lawson

Systematic List for 2013

Dorset Bird Ringing 2013 – Kevin Sayer

Brunnich’s Guillemot: new species for Dorset – Debby Saunders

Caspian Gull in 1992: new species for Britain – Brett Spencer

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Dorset Bird Report 2012

A Brief Review and Highlights of the Year – Marcus Lawson

Systematic List for 2012

Dorset Bird Ringing 2012 – Kevin Sayer

Weymouth Siberian Chiffchaff – Martin Collinson and Ian Dodd

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Dorset Bird Report 2011

Review and Highlights of 2011 – Kevin Lane

Systematic List for 2011

Dorset Bird Ringing 2011 – Kevin Sayer

Paddyfield Warbler – Martin Cade and Ian Dodd

Cory’s Shearwater – James Phillips

Great Reed Warbler in 1961 – Mike Morse

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Dorset Bird Report 2010

Review and Highlights of 2010 – Kevin Lane

Systematic List for 2010

Dorset Bird Ringing 2010 – Kevin Sayer

Bufflehead – Alan Barrett

Red-necked Stint – Paul Baker

Gull-billed Tern – Mike Morse

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Dorset Bird Report 2009

Review and Highlights of 2009 – Kevin Lane

Systematic List for 2009

Dorset Bird Ringing 2009 – Kevin Lane

Collared Flycatcher – Pete Saunders

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Dorset Bird Report 2008

Review and Highlights of 2008 – Kevin Lane and Phyl England

Systematic List for 2008

Dorset Bird Ringing 2008 – Kevin Lane

The Status of the Osprey in Dorset and Poole Harbour – Jol Mitchell

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Dorset Birds: Dorset Bird Club Newsletters

Issue No 107, August 2023

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Issue No 106, April 2023

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Issue No 105, November 2022

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Issue No 104, August 2022

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Issue No 103, March 2022

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Issue No 102, November 2021

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Issue No 101, July 2021

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Issue No 100, March 2021

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Issue No 99, November 2020

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Issue No 98, July 2020

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Issue No 97, March 2020

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Issue No 96, November 2019

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Issue No 95, March 2019

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Issue No 94, November 2018

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Issue No 93, August 2018

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Issue No 92, March 2018

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