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
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  Most recent RBA news as at 09:03 (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 09:03   Herts Y-br.Wblr 2mls SE of Ware at Amwell NR at picnic site still  
  Today at 09:02   Dorset Black Brant between Weymouth +Portland on The Fleet at Ferrybridge with 1,100.Dark-bellied Brent Geese  
  Today at 09:01   Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holme NOA flew west over golf course at 8.53am. Rough-legged Buzzard flew south over Old Hunstanton at 8.51am  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  The second Franklin's Gull for Hampshire was seen in flight at Blashford Lakes HWT early afternoon. A Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler was at Voe, Shetland, a Semipalmated Sandpiper was in Plymouth, Devon and a Spotted Sandpiper was identified at Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire, having been present a week.

Lingering rarities included the Penduline Tit at Titchwell, Norfolk, Siberian Stonechat at Titchfield Haven, Hampshire, single Olive-backed Pipits in Sunderland, County Durham and on Fair Isle, Shetland (with a Red-throated Pipit and Little Bunting also on Fair Isle), and a Forster's Tern and Lesser Yellowlegs in County Dublin.
Will Soar, RBA