A6.106 Annex I and migratory species for which no SPAs have been selected

9. Vagrants and scarce migrants


A number of species are not rarities as defined by the British Birds Rarities Committee, yet occur on an infrequent basis in the UK. These are usually only seen individually and at unpredictable locations. Accordingly, no SPAs have been selected for the following species: Mediterranean Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan, Snow Goose Anser caerulescens, Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris, Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus, Purple Heron Ardea purpurea, White Stork Ciconia ciconia, Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia, Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotus, Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis, Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis, Bee-eater Merops apiaster, Hoopoe Upupa epops, Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica, Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator, Richard's Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae, Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris, Bluethroat Luscinia svecica, Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria, Pallas's Warbler, Phylloscopus proregulus, Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina, Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta, and Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana.