Latest sightings

We try to include most records sent directly to us and we collect records from many other sources. As a news site, there will inevitably be errors included - in identification and in compilation. This site does not constitute an official record; this is published annually in the Shetland Bird Report, using records which have been formally submitted and assessed by local and national committees.

Species in red are national (BBRC) rarities. 
Species in orange are local/Scottish rarities.


3rd April 2020

Yell: Juvenile Iceland Gull still at Cullivoe. and Wood Pigeon there.

Unst: 2 White Wagtail at Burrafirth Burn. Chiffchaff at Norwick.

Central Mainland: White Wagtail along Sea Road , Lerwick and Pied Wagtail also there. 4 Snow Bunting at Pullar's Loch, Lerwick. Pied Wagtail at Mulla, Voe. 45 Skylark at Skellister.

South Mainland: Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Dalsetter. Collared Dove at Toab and 17 Twite there. Common Scoter at Virkie. 


1st April 2020

Central Mainland: Wheatear at Stendaal, Nesting (first of year). 

South Mainland:  Pied Wagtail at Mainland's, Central Dunrossness..

Yell: Juvenile Iceland Gull still at Cullivoe.

2nd April 2020

West Mainland: Merlin at West Burrafirth.


4th April 2020

Fetlar: Barnacle Goose at Aith.

Yell: 2 Juvenile Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Unst: Yellowhammer, Song Thrush and Goldcrest at Baltasound.


South Mainland: 2nd cy Iceland Gull at Toab, also Barnacle Goose and linnet there. 6 Great Skua at Loch of Spiggie. Great Skua in Mousa Sound. Grey Wagtail at Boddam.