NewsMap Lite - Rare and scarce birds in the British Isles today

Welcome to NewsMap Lite. Click on the symbols on the map to find the basic details on the latest breaking rare and scarce birdnews for Britain and Ireland.  To see details of each sighting you need to use the subscriber only "NewsMap".

If you know about a rare bird not yet reported today, or have an update, please contribute your own sightings - full details of the ways you can report sightings are here or you can email us your news

Some reports on NewsMap have photos of the birds, contributed by users, so if you have any to add, please contribute and upload your own photos, or email us your photos to be displayed on NewsMap Lite.

NOTE: NewsMap Lite displays rare, scarce and mega birdnews and is a limited version. The subscriber-only versions: NewsMap and NewsMap Plus have full details of each sighting, filters, and other features available only to subscribers.  Note also that 'NewsMap Lite' does not show the news of all the uncommon species that we report on - this free version only shows the rarest. If you would like to see the subscriber version, you can get Details of Free Trial here.


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- single click on any symbol to get the info
- double click anywhere will re-centre map (and give you the info as well if you clicked on a symbol)
- zoom (to centre of map) using the slider bar in the upper left corner of map
- pan the map by holding down left mouse button whilst moving the mouse
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  Most recent RBA news as at 05:46 (Includes local news not shown on NewsMap Lite)
Below is the actual text of the 3 most recent messages to RBA subscribers. For how to access all messages: click here
  Yesterday at 22:52   W.Isles WHITE-BILLED DIVER still Lewis at north end end near Port Nis off Port Skigersta  
  Yesterday at 22:49   Cheshire Garganey drk Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB from Reception Hide at 1.30pm  
  Yesterday at 22:47   Lincs 3.Ring Ouzels (2.males) North Somercotes in paddocks off Bank End at 7.30pm  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  New discoveries today included two Red-rumped Swallows at Heaton Park, Greater Manchester, a Black Kite over Lower Test Marshes, Hampshire and two Black-winged Stilts at Dungeness RSPB, Kent.

The Great Blue Heron remained on Bryher, Scilly all day, whilst other lingering rarities included the Harlequin Duck in Highland, Great Spotted Cuckoo in Glamorgan, Subalpine Warbler in County Waterford, Black Duck in the Isles of Scilly, Black-winged Stilts in Sussex, Essex (two) and Kent (two), single White-billed Divers in Aberdeenshire, Orkney and the Western Isles, King Eider in Aberdeenshire and Lesser Scaup in the Western Isles.
Will Soar, RBA