Kent Bird Report

The Kent Bird Report is published every year and describes the status of each species in Kent and a summary of birds recorded during the year of the review.

The report also contains periodic articles about different aspects of bird life and ornithology in the county

All members receive a free copy of the Kent Bird Report

The latest report covering 2018 was published in August 2020. We anticipate the 2019 report being available in July 2021.

Copies of the latest report and some back copies are available from Chris Roome, Rowland House, Station Road, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 0PY (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at £12 plus £3.00 postage and packaging.

Kent Bird Report

Editor(s): T.N.Hodge

Obituary – Jim Humphreys Flegg, J.J.M.

Marsh Harriers on Sheppey 1976-1990 Hadrill, P.

Medway Estuary Low Tide Counts 1988-89 Parker, A.

Bird Conservation in Kent Smith, R.

Editor(s): T.N.Hodge and I.P.Hodgson

Seabird Movements in Kent: Autumn 1987 Davenport, D.L.

Medway Estuary Low Tide Counts 1987-88 Sutherland, M.P.

Editor(s): T.N.Hodge and I.P.Hodgson

Breeding Birds in a Re-afforested Kentish Wood Moreton, B.D.

Shorebirds in North-East Kent, 1986-87 Henderson, A.C.B.

Editor(s): T.N.Hodge and I.P.Hodgson

Nightingales in East Kent in 1985 Henderson, A.C.B.

Editor(s): A.C.B.Henderson

No articles

Editor(s): A.C.B.Henderson

Obituary – F.J.Holroyde Watson, A.J.

Obituary – G.B.Rimes Flegg, J.J.M.

The Birds of Langley Park Farm Taylor, D.W.

Editor(s): A.C.B.Henderson

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker: Females displaying together Bland, R.L.

Breeding Waders of Grasslands in Kent Henderson, A.C.B.

The Seventh Census of the Breeding Birds of the Medway and Swale Islands 1982 Humphreys, J.N.

Editor(s): A.C.B.Henderson

The Field Identification of Divers in winter plumage Sutherland, M.P.

Nightjars in Kent, 1981 Henderson, A.C.B.

Editor(s): D.W.Taylor

Dark-bellied Brent Geese in Kent 1970-79 van der Dol, J.H.

East Kent Lowlands Winter Population Count February 2nd-3rd 1980 Henderson, A.C.B.

A Review of Wader Records at the Sevenoaks Experimental Wildfowl Reserve 1960-1980 Heaton, A.M.

Editor(s): D.W.Taylor

A Comparative Study of the Breeding Populations of Cobham and Great Chattenden Woods Martin, J.C. & Orchard, M.J.

East Kent Lowlands Winter Population Count February 3 rd -4 th 1979 Harvey, W.G.

East Kent Lowlands Breeding Birds Survey 1979 Harvey, W.G.

Editor(s): D.W.Taylor

Mute Swan Census 1978 Taylor, D.W.

Winter population of Woodcock Humphreys, J.N.

Black Redstart nesting below ground level Neath, B.

East Kent Lowlands Winter Population Count February 4th-5th 1978 Harvey, W.G.

East Kent Woodland Breeding Birds Survey 1978 Harvey, W.G.

Editor(s): D.W.Taylor

Breeding Birds of some North Kent Woodlands Clarke, M.J., Martin, J.C. & Orchard, M.J.

Little Owl predating on roosting Swift Gilbert, D.C.

The Sixth Census of the Breeding Birds of the Medway and Swale Islands 1977 Harrison, J.G. and Humphreys, J.N.

Obituary – Jeffery Graham Harrison Humphreys, J.N.

Obituary – R.C.Homes Flegg, J.J.M.

Obituary – Rev. Laurens C. Sargent Harle, D.F.

The Kent Nightingale Surveys Harvey, W.G.

A Summer Survey of the Bird Populations of the East Kent Lowlands 1977 Harvey, W.G.

Editor(s): D.W.Taylor

Ringed Plover nesting inland in Kent Coles, R.K.

Late dates for Selected Summer Migrants Taylor, D.W.

Further Developments with Overland Brent Goose Migration in Kent in 1976 Harrison, J.G.

Winter Bird Populations of Stoke Ooze Scott, R.E.

Breeding Birds of Cliffe Marsh 1976 Scott, R.E.

Birdwatching in East Kent – a different approach Harvey, W.G.

Kestrel hunting and feeding in an enclosed Loading Bay Gilbert, D.G.

BTO National Rookery Survey 1975 Munns, G.F.A.

Sand Martin Ringing Results from the Sevenoaks Reserve 1961-1977 Crick, H., Harrison, J.G. & Jenkins, M

Editor(s): D.W.Taylor

An Historical Spotted Sandpiper in Kent Harrison, J.G.

A New Overland Migration Route of the Brent Goose across Kent Harrison, J.G.

Tufted Duck carrying its young Harrison, J.G

Breeding Birds of Northward Hill 1975 Scott, R.E.

Visible Migration of Passerines at Allhallows Bowley, T.E.

Census of Great Crested Grebes Eds

Jack Snipe calling in winter Taylor, D.W.

Book Review – “The Thames Transformed” by J.G.Harrison & P.J.Grant Hollyer, J.N.

Editor(s): D.M.Batchelor

Little Gulls in Kent Oliver, P.J.

The Murston Bearded Tit Colony Ball, T.G. & Smith, R.

Tom Randall : A Memoir Chapman, G.M.

Book Review – “Duck Wings – A study of Duck Production” by H.Boyd, J.G.Harrison & A. Allison Hollyer, J.N.

Editor(s): C.H.Hindle

The Cetti’s Warbler in Kent Hollyer, J.N.

Book Review – “The Sevenoaks Gravel Pit Reserve” by J.G.Harrison Hollyer, J.N.

Book Review – “Seventy Years of Birdwatching” by H.G.Alexander Palmer, M.J.

Editor(s): D.W.Taylor

The Management of Wading Bird Habitat at Sevenoaks Harrison, J.G.

The Shore Lark in Kent Hindle, C.H.

Book Review – “Wildfowl of the North Kent Marshes” by J.G.Harrison Gillham, E.H.

Editor(s): D.W.Taylor

The Purple Sandpiper in Kent Sutherland, M.P.

The Dartford Warbler in Kent Stone, R.C.

White-fronted Geese in North Kent Oliver, P.J.

Obituary – James Maurice Harrison Buck, W.F.A.

Editor(s): D.W.Taylor

Obituary – R.G.Williams Cawkell, H.A.R.

Tawny Eagle in Kent Harrison, J.M. & Scott, R.E.

The Development of the Bird Population of Bough Beech Reservoir 1969-71 Hodge, D.R.

The Black-tailed Godwit in Kent Wheeler, C.E.

Editor(s): D.W.Taylor

Some Historical Notes on Eagles in Kent Harrison, J.M.

Obituary – N.F.Ticehurst Harrison, J.M.

Autumn Seabird Movements in the Thames Estuary Davenport, D.L.

The Lapland Bunting in Kent Hollyer, J.N.

A Bibliography of Kentish Ornithology Scott, R.E. & Harrison, J.G.

Editor(s): Editorial Committee

Seabird Movements in the Thames Estuary on 3rd November 1968 Wheeler, C.E.

The Status and Distribution of Waders and Teal in the Sutton Valence area Stone, R.C.

The day of the Red-backed Shrike Hollyer, J.N.

Obituary – William Speers Nevin Munns, G.F.A.

Editor(s): W.F.A.Buck

The Hawfinch in North Kent Norie, J.D.

Breeding of the Avocet in North Kent in 1958 Gillham, E.H.

The Birds of TQ 77 Cox, C.J. & Flegg, J.J.M.

Immigrant Mute Swans in Kent Harrison, J.G. & Buck, W.F.A.

Observations on a flock of Northern Long-tailed Tits in Kent Harrison, J.G., Buck, W.F.A. & Johnston, R

Obituary – Arthur Fletcher Buck, W.F.A.

Book Review – “Bristow and the Hastings Rarities Affair” by J.M.Harrison Gillham, E.H.

Editor(s): W.F.A.Buck

The Third Census of Birds Nesting on the Medway & Swale Islands Humphreys, J.N.

The Breeding Wildfowl of the North Kent Marshes 1961-64 Hudson, M.J.

Book Review – “A Wealth of Wildfowl” by J.G.Harrison Buck, W.F.A.

Editor(s): W.F.A.Buck

A Ten-Year Study of the Black-headed Gull Flegg, J.J.M., Musson, D.F. and Cox, C.J.

A Bibliography of Kentish Ornithology 1952-1965 Scott, R.E. & Harrison, J.G.

Editor(s): W.F.A.Buck

Some observations on the Wryneck Norie, J.D.

Editor(s): W.F.A.Buck

Tern Migration at Sevenoaks 1954-1963 Harrison, J.M. & Harrison J.G.

The Numbers of Selected Migrants at Dungeness in 1963 – A Reflection of the Severe Winter Scott, R.E.

Editor(s): W.F.A.Buck

Status of Waders in North Kent Musson, D.F.

The Winter Roosting & Movements of Waders in the Swale Hori, J.

Editor(s): J.Allen

Some Notes on Woodcock in the Breeding Season near Sevenoaks Greenfield, H.F.

The Second Census of Birds Nesting on the Medway & Swale Islands Humphreys, J.N.

Editor(s): J.Allen

Movements and Breeding of Tufted Ducks at Hall Place, Leigh 1957-60 Breed, W.G.

Editor(s): J.Allen & E.H.Gillham

Changing Status of Gulls in the Sevenoaks area Harrison, J.M. & Harrison, J.G.

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