Bird Watching

This page list all the bird species that have been observed in Alvaston Park.

If you see a bird that is not in the list please contact info@alvastonparkfriends.org.uk and include a picture if possible.

Click on a bird image and you will be directed to the appropriate page of the RSPB website for the particular species. Click on the family name and you will be directed to the appropriate family page of the RSPB website.


Barnacle goose Latin name: Branta leucopsis
Family: Swans, ducks and geese

Blackbird Latin name: Turdus merula
Family: Chats and thrushes

Black-headed gull Latin name: Larus bidibundus
Family: Gulls

Blue tit Latin name: Parus caeruleus
Family: Tits

Carrion crow Latin name: Corvus corone
Family: Crows and allies

Chaffinch Latin name: Fringilla coelebs
Family: Finches

Collared dove Latin name: Streptopelie decaocto
Family: Pigeons and doves

Coot Latin name: Fulica atra
Family: Rails

Cormorant Latin name: Phalarcrocorax carbo
Family: Cormorants and shags

Dunnock Latin name: Prunella modularis
Family: Accentors

Egyptian goose Latin name: Alopchen egyptiacus
Family: Swans,ducks and geese

Fieldfare Latin name: Turdus pilaris
Family: Chats and thrushes

Gadwall Latin name: Anas strepera
Family: Swans, ducks and geese

Goosander Latin name: Mergus merganser
Family: Swans,ducks and geese

Great crested grebe Latin name: Podiceps cristatus
Family: Grebes

Great tit Latin name: Parus major
Family: Tits

Great spotted woodpecker Latin name: Dendrocopos major
Family: Wrynecks and woodpeckers

Green woodpecker Latin name: Picus viridis
Family: Wrynecks and woodpeckers

Grey heron Latin name: Ardea cinerea
Family: Bitterns and herons

Grey wagtail Latin name: Motacilla cinerea
Family: Pipits and wagtails

Greylag goose Latin name: Anser anser
Family: Swans, ducks and geese

Goldcrest Latin name: Regulus regulus
Family: Warblers and allies

Goldfinch Latin name: Carduelis carduelis
Family: Finches

House sparrow Latin name: Passer domesticus
Family: Sparrows

Kingfisher Latin name: Alecedo atthis
Family: Kingfishers

Lapwing Latin name: Charadriidae
Family: Plovers & Lapwings

Comment:
Spotted 3/12/2010


Little grebe Latin name: Tachybaptus ruficollis
Family: Grebes

Long-tailed tit Latin name: Aegithalos caudatus
Family: Tits

Magpie Latin name: Pica pica
Family: Crows and allies

Mallard Latin name: Anus platyrhynchos
Family: Swans, ducks and geese

Mistle thrush Latin name: Turdus viscivorus
Family: Chats and thrushes

Moorhen Latin name: Gallinula chloropus
Family: Rails

Mute swan Latin name: Cygnus olor
Family: Swans, ducks and geese

Pied wagtail Latin name: Motacilla alba yarrellii
Family: Pipits and wagtails

Pochard Latin name: Aythya ferina
Family: Swans, ducks and geese

Redwing Latin name: Turdus iliacus
Family: Chats and thrushes

Reed warbler Latin name: Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Family: Warblers and allies

Robin Latin name: Erithacus rubecula
Family: Chats and thrushes

Shoveler Latin name: Anus clypeata
Family: Swans, ducks and geese

Starling Latin name: Sturnus vulgaris
Family: Starlings

Treecreeper Latin name: Certhia familiaris
Family: Treecreepers

Tree sparrow Latin name: Passer montanus
Family: Sparrows

Tufted duck Latin name: Aythya fuligula
Family: Swans, ducks and geese

Woodpigeon Latin name: Columba palumbus
Family: Pigeons and doves

Wren Latin name: Troglodytes troglodytes
Family: Wrens