Shetland Bird List
The table contains a complete list of the 473 bird species recorded in Shetland, including the year of the first record and, where relevant, Shetland name, breeding status and category.
Key to breeding status:
C: common (50+ pairs)
u: uncommon but annual (fewer than 50 pairs)
e: extinct (regular or sporadic with no 21st century records)
poss: possible breeding spp.
hyb: only bred as part of a hybrid pair
Key to category:
C: Category C (not native/introduced)
D: Category D (uncertain provenance)
O: only seen offshore
X: globally extinct
F: only recorded on Fair Isle
P: provisional (believed to have occurred but no accepted records)