The tables below give the status of records submitted to the Herts Rare Birds Panel that are being or have been assessed. Where records are indicated as not proven, the Panel felt that for most cases the species was probably the one claimed but that insufficient evidence was available to be 100 per cent sure of the identification and only occasionally that a misidentification had been made.

The species on the Hertfordshire list needing descriptions are shown here and should be reported using the Herts rarity description form.

Last updated on 11 May 2020. 

Information about the current panel members can be viewed here.

Key: C = record in circulation, A = record accepted, NP = record not proven.


Date Species Location Status Observer Comment
14 November Little Bittern Amwell NR C    
17 October Cattle Egret Wilstone Reservoir C    
12 October Yellow-browed Warbler Wilstone Reservoir C   Until 13 October
5 October Shag Startops/Marsworth Reservoirs C   Until 12 October
26 September Shag Wilstone Reservoir C   Until 29 September
30 April Spoonbill Amwell NR C   Present intermittently until 18 May
21 February Yellow-browed Warbler Nash Mill, Apsley C   Until 4 March
11 January Yellow-browed Warbler Tyttenhanger GPs C   Until 17 January
10 January Cattle Egret Cheshunt C   Until 10 March
10 January White Stork Maple Lodge/Stockers Lake C