On behalf of the Lincolnshire Bird Club (LBC) we are pleased to present our annual report on the birds of Lincolnshire. The publication of the Bird Report involves a huge amount of work, with many individuals involved in its publication. Thanks are due to the observers who submit records to LBC, the two bird recorders, John Clarkson and Phil Hyde, the Lincolnshire Bird Records Committee (LBRC), Roy Harvey and to Colin and Sheila Jennings for all the work undertaken in converting the raw data into the building blocks of the report. Colin Casey has changed the way raw data is organised into our Wildlife Recorder database which has radically improved our data management for the purpose of report writing and we are extremely grateful to him and Jack Levene of  Wildlife Recorder for the work they have done.  We are also grateful to John and Nicky Clarkson for proof reading this report.

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Contributing Authors

The LBC would like to thank all of the authors who volunteered their time to complete species write-ups or articles for the 2017 report:

Graham Catley, Andrew Chick, John Clarkson, Phil Espin, Vin Fleming, Chris Grimshaw, Grahame Hopwood, Phil Hyde, Richard Jackson, James Siddle, Bill Sterling, Ben Ward


LBC is very grateful to the following photographers for supplying images for the 2016 report. All images included in the report have been obtained in Lincolnshire during 2016 and many are referred to in the text. All images are labelled with the photographer’s name; their contact details are listed below.

Chaz Adland, Sean Brown, Graham Catley, Andrew Chick, John Clarkson, Jack Dawson, Peter Dewar, George Gregory, Chris Grimshaw, Roy Harvey, Russell Hayes, Richard Jackson, Mark Johnson, Steve Keightley, Philip Millns, Paul Neale, Steve Nesbitt, Steve Nikols, Dave Roberts, James Siddle, Neil Smith, Graham Taylor, Ben Ward



About Us

We are the Lincolnshire Bird Club

Our aims are to encourage and further the interest in the birdlife of the historic County of Lincolnshire; to participate in organised fieldwork activities; to collect and publish information on bird movements, behaviour, distribution and populations; to encourage conservation of the wildlife of the County and to provide sound information on which conservation policies can be based.