Little Egret by Phillip Tomkinson

The Rare Breeding Birds Panel would like to thank everyone who has contributed bird records to the Panel’s archives, thus furthering our ornithological knowledge and supporting the conservation of these species and their habitats.

To assist with the compliation of the 2014 report, the following county recorders and report editors submitted data directly to the Rare Breeding Birds Panel. The RBBP is very grateful for all these individuals (listed here in alphabetic order) who have contributed this way: Steve Abbott, Mike Alibone, Chris Allen, Steve Atkins, Robin Attrill, Richard Baatsen, Louise Bacon, Keith Betton, Steve Blain, Dave & Jacquie Bridges, Richard Burness, Kendrew Colhoun, Tom Chinnick, Kevin Clements, Paul Collin, Mick Colquhoun, Jon Cook, Martin Cook, Tim Dean, Jim Dickson, Geoff Dobbs, Jim Dustow, Iain English, Phil Espin, Tom Francis, Rob Fray, Roy Frost, Jeremy Gates, Brian Gibbs, David Gilmore, Pete Gordon, Jon Green, Mike Haigh, Andy Hall, Andy Harding, Gary Harper, Steve Haynes, John Headon, Mark Hipkin, Angus Hogg, David Howey, Colin Jakes, Pete Jennings, Russell Jones, Andrew King, Kevin Lane, Mark Lawlor, Ian Lewington, Steve Lister, Nick Littlewood, Mark Mallalieu, Sinclair Manson, John Martin, Ruth & Richard Mielcarek, Neil Morris, Chris Murphy, Ray Murray, Mark Newsome, Martyn Owen, Dave Parker, David Parnaby, Scott Paterson, Steven Payne, Chris Pendlebury, Nick Pomiankowski, Rhion Pritchard, Hugh Pulsford, Dora Querido, Ian Ricketts, Renton Righelato, Robin Sandham, Andrew Self, Ken Smith, Ian Spence, Rob Turner, Steve Waite, Malcolm Ware, Stephen Welch, Stephen Westerberg, Steve White, Jim Williams, John Williamson, Val Wilson, Stephen Wood, Glyn Young & Bernie Zonfrillo.

Our apologies to anyone who has accidentally been omitted from this list. Please tell us so that any mistakes can be rectified.

This website was designed and constructed by Ian Andrews and is maintained by the RBBP Secretary with help from Stephen Hunter.

We would like to thank the photographers (listed below) who have kindly allowed their photographs to be used on this website. The photographs were largely collected as part of the SOC's Birds of Scotland project for the new book of the same name – see Derek McGinn, Edmund Fellowes, Eric McCabe, John Dickenson, Kev Joynes, Mark Hamblin, Paul French, Phillip Tomkinson, Stef McElwee and Steve Garvie. Additional photographs were kindly provided by Derek Moore and Mark Holling.

Philippa Mitchell is thanked for drawing the RBBP logo.

The Rare Breeding Birds Panel is supported by JNCC (on behalf of the countryside agencies), RSPB and BTO.


Natural England


Countryside Council for Wales

Northern Ireland Environment Agency