Vital Statistics

Cornwall Life List (mainland): 399 as at October 2022


Latest Mainland Cornwall ticks:

Band-rumped Petrel, Porthgwarra, 23rd Oct 2022
Blyth's Reed Warbler, Bosisto Lane, Nanjizal, 2nd Sep 22
European Roller, Clowance Estate, 24th May 2022
Rufous Bushchat, Coverack, 22nd Aug 2021
Olive-backed Pipit, Kenidjack, 28th April 2021
Eastern Subalpine Warbler, 20th April 2021
Coue's Arctic Redpoll, Trevose, 8th Nov 2020
American Buff-bellied Pipit, Sennen, 23rd Oct 2019.
Brown Booby, Kynance, Sept 2019.
American Royal Tern, Hayle, 3rd June 2019.
Stone Curlew, Nanjizal, May 2019.
Pallid Swift, Land's End, 18th Nov 2018.
Pied Wheatear, Trevose Head, 15th Nov 2018.
Gray Catbird, Land's End, 16th Oct 2018.
Dalmatian Pelican, Drift Res, May 2016.
Sykes Warbler, Porthgwarra,  31st August 2018
Marsh Sandpiper, Devoran, August 2018
Trindade Petrel*, Porthgwarra, July 2018*
Fea's \ Desertas Petrel, Porthgwarra, August 2017.
Amur Falcon, Polgigga, July 2017
Eastern Black Redstart, Mousehole, December 2016 (sub species, not listed) 
Isabelline Wheatear, Godrevy, 20th October 2016
Northern Harrier, Bartinney Downs, species now recognised and split from Hen Harrier.
Hudsonian Whimbrel, Little London, Marazion, November 2015.

Caspian Gull, 2W, Hayle Estuary, March 2015.
Little Bunting, Gulval, Feb 2015.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Porthgwarra, 23rd Oct 2014.
Hermit Thrush, Porthgwarra, October 2013,
Daurian Shrike, Pendeen, October 2013.
Alpine Swift, Newquay, August 2012.
Great Reed Warbler, Gunwalloe, June 2012.
Bufflehead, Lizard, October 2011.
Scarlet Tanager, St Levan, October 2011.
American Bittern, Trewey, later at Walmsley, October 2010
Green Heron, Heligan, 8th October, 2010
Asiatic Brown Shrike, Sennen, 20th May 2010
White-throated Sparrow, Boscastle, May 2010.

House Finch, Land's End. May 2010 presumed escape (not included in main list)
* Awaits ratification.


American Royal Tern, Hayle, June 2019 (Pic: John Miller)


Pallid Swift, Land's End, Nov 2018


Pied Wheatear, Trevose, Nov 2018.


Gray Catbird, Treeve Moor, Land's End, Oct 2018.

Amur Falcon, Polgigga, July 2017.


Eastern Black Redstart, Mousehole



































Latest PFL's:

Band-rumped Petrel, Porthgwarra, Oct 2022
Long-tailed Skua, Porthgwarra, Oct 22
Fea's\Desertas Petrel, Porthgwarra, Aug 2022
Wilson's Petrel, Porthgwarra, Aug 2022
Black Kite, Trewey Common, May 2022
European Serin, Land'sEnd, April 2022
Wood Warbler, Land's End, (rare in Cornwall)  May 2022
Long-tailed Skua, juv, Pendeen, Sep 2022
Red-rumped Swallow, Marazion, May 2022
Red-rumped Swallow, Marazion, May 2019
Pallid Swift, Land's End, Nov 2018, with JPChapple (accepted by BB).
Glossy Ibis (flock of 4) Marazion.
Hawfinch, Kenidjack Oct 2017.
Wilson's Petrel, Porthgwarra, July 2017
Iceland Gull, Second Summer, St Gothians, March 2017.
Ring-billed Gull, 1W, Swanpool, Feb 2015.
Lesser Yellowlegs, Hayle Estuary, October 2013.
Semipalmated Sandpiper, Davidstow, October 2011
European Bee-eater, Porthcurno 3rd May 2010

Last UK ticks


Blackburnian Warbler, Bryher, 14th Oct 2022.
American Buff-bellied Pipit, Sennen, 23rd Oct 2019.
Brown Booby, Kynance, Sept 2019.
American Royal Tern, Hayle, June 2019.
Pied Wheatear, Trevose Head, 15th Nov 2018.
Gray Catbird, Land's End, Oct 2018.
Sykes Warbler, Porthgwarra,  31st August 2018

Trinidade Petrel, Porthgwarra, July 2018 (pending acceptance)
Rock Thrush, Blaenavon, Wales October 2017.
Amur Falcon, July 2017
Hudsonian Whimbrel, Cornwall, Nov 2015
Brunnich's Guillemot, Portland, Jan 2014.
Hermit Thrush, Cornwall.
Bufflehead, Cornwall. Oct 2011.

Dirty dozen: two only; Ruddy Shelduck (Hayle Estuary), Booted Eagle (Drift Res). Not counted on main list.

Cornish Blockers: Ruddy Duck, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Upland Sandpiper, Collared Pratincole, Blackpoll, American Redstart, Belted Kingfisher, Grey-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, Scarlet Tanager.


A Cornish tick!: Bufflehead, Lizard October 2011