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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How to use NewsMap Lite
- 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
- change the background by clicking any of the three options in top right corner of map

  Most recent RBA news as at 08:21 (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
  Today at 08:23   Co.Durham Tundra Bean Goose juv still 2/3ml SW of Cleadon by Moor Lane at Boldon Flats NR 100yds from layby +showing well  
  Today at 08:10   Devon 2.Velvet Scoters Paignton off beach just north of pier tho distant  
  Today at 08:08   Co.Cork Common Rosefinch still 8mls SE of Cork on Great Island at Cobh in garden in Summerfields at 7.45am  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  The Isabelline Wheatear (Cleveland), Pacific Diver, Lesser Yellowlegs and Dusky Warbler (Cornwall), Franklin's Gull (Hampshire), Blue-winged Teal or hybrid (Northumberland), Olive-backed Pipit (Shetland), Lesser Scaup (Glamorgan and Co Kerry) and American Coot (Co Kerry) all lingered.

The best of the rest included Common Rosefinch (Co Cork), Cattle Egret (Cheshire), Purple Heron (Anglesey), Rose-coloured Starling (Somerset), Glossy Ibis (Lincolnshire), American Wigeon (Shetland) and two Richard's Pipits (North Yorkshire).
Stuart Piner, RBA