The Eastern Glamorgan Bird List

Sequence, nomenclature and taxonomy

The sequence, nomenclature and taxonomy in this list follows the British Ornithologists’ Union 2017, The British List: A Checklist of Birds of Britain (9th edition) published on the BOU website at and in Ibis 160: 194 – 240, incorporating subsequent taxonomic and sequencing updates of the International Ornithological Union’s IOC World Bird List version 11.1 (5th February 2021) – see for details. The English species names follow the familiar vernacular names used by the BOU in the official British List.

The Eastern Glamorgan Bird List

In 2019 there were two species recorded in Eastern Glamorgan for the first time:
Red-rumped Swallow, Kenfig Rivermouth, 5th April 2019;
Citrine Wagtail,Llwyn-on Reservoir, 27th April 2019.

With the above additions, as of the end of 2019 the total number of species recorded in Eastern Glamorgan stood at 320.

This list is kept up to date for us by Peter Lansdown of Cardiff.

Other than six Category C species (Egyptian Goose, Mandarin Duck, Ruddy Duck, Red-legged Partridge, Pheasant and Little Owl), all of the species on the Eastern Glamorgan List are Category A species. Not all of these, however, have been recorded in Eastern Glamorgan as Category A species.

For each of the species on the Eastern Glamorgan Bird List, the year in which it was first recorded, if known, is included. Of the 320 species, 254 were recorded from 2015 to 2019 inclusive; for each of the remaining 66 species, the year in which it was last recorded is also included. The entire list is tabulated in the linked file above.

At present [Feb 2021] the list will be out of date in respect of taxonomy and taxonomic order due to changes in the IOC list version 11.1 which is now referred to above. The Eastern Glamorgan list will be updated in due course.