September 2010

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 2 at Engure harbour, Engure county (K.Millers et al.).

Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) 1 1cy flying to S at Pape bird station, Rucava county (A.Avotins jun.).

Yellow-browded Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy bird trapped and ringed at Pape bird station, Rucava county (G.Grandans et al.).

Red-footed Falcon
(Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy near Riga – Liepaja road, Trenci, Babite county (K.Millers).

Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus) 1 imm flying to S, Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus) 1 imm light morph flying to S, Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus) 1 1cy dark morph flying to S, Baltic Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus fuscus) 413 (19 1cy, 394 ad) flying to S, Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 22 (19 1cy, 1 2cy, 1 3-4cy, 1 ad) flying to S at Pape, Rucava county. All gulls observed during census 8:00 – 13:30 (M.Bruun, M.Koivula, K.Millers, J.Hannu, S.Jokinen).

Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 16 (14 1cy, 1 2cy, 1 3cy) flying to S (M.Bruun M.Koivula, K.Millers). Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 migrating bird heard and observed visually flying to S at Pape, Rucava county (M.Bruun, M.Koivula).


SHORT-TOED TREECREEPER (Certhia brachydactyla) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape bird station, Rucava county. New for Latvia! (A.Avotins jun., K.Millers, G.Grandans).

Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 3 1cy at Pape bird station, Rucava county (K.Millers et al.).

Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) 1 1cy/M migrating at Pape – 3rd latest autumn record for Latvia, Rucava county (K.Millers, E.Salzman).

Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) at least 9 1cy Uzava floodplain, Ventspils county. (K.Millers, E.Salzman). Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides) 1 observed visually and heard calls at Satini fish ponds area, Saldus county. Latest autumn migrant record for Latvia (E.Salzman, K.Millers, J.Jansons).

M – male, F – female, 1cy – 1st calendar year bird, imm – immature bird, ad – adult bird
N – North, S – South, W – West, E – East

Here are published most actual and interesting bird news in Latvia. All birders are welcome to report the observations and/or pictures to Most interesting and important records will be published. systematic since 01.02.2011. is based on "The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 6th Edition 2007" (version 6.5). English names following "Birds of the World. Recommended English Names" by Gill and Wright on behalf of the International Ornithological Congress (IOC).