Annual Reports

This is the SBSG annual bird report for the Sheffield area. The first issue of the Sheffield Bird Report was for 1973, but these early issues are now collector's items. After the publication of our book "Birds of the Sheffield Area, including the north-east Peak District" in 1985 [see under Avifauna], the annual report was re-titled "Birds in the Sheffield Area, 1986" etc.

The SBSG has been lucky enough to have a good number of local bird artists within its ranks over the years, and the Reports are thus illustrated almost entirely by local artists. Black and white photographs were introduced in 2000 and colour several years later. The ever expanding number of digital photographers ensure a ready supply of material for the Report as well for the website.

The SBSG was pleased to receive the British Birds Award for the Best Annual Report for 1991, and the BTO Best Annual Bird Report in 2002 and 2003. No doubt wishing to avoid irritating other bird groups, the BTO abandoned the competition at this point!

SBSG Members receive a free copy of the Annual Report published in their year of joining and thereafter, and have searchable access to all previous Annual Reports.

 

Anyone interested in obtaining a copy of this, or any other of our annual reports, please email Martin Hodgson for further details

You can email Martin Hodgson for further details about hard copy versions of earlier years but, with a few exceptions, stocks of years prior to those shown below are now low. Martin can advise on availability, and on postage costs or alternative delivery methods.

 

Birds in the Sheffield Area 2016SBSG Cover 2016

Editors: Richard Hill and David Wood

Birds in the Sheffield Area, 2016 was published in July 2018, with help of the major sponsors The National Trust, Foothills and Harrison Cameras.

The cover of a Long-eared Owl was created by Ben Green, and the text is interleaved with illustrations by Ben Green, Richard Dale, Paul Leonard and Ray Scally. The photographs are courtesy of P. Brown, A. Deighton, P. Garrity, R.D. Hill, A. Jones, M.N. Reeder, M. Smethurst, C. Tyler and D. Wood. It has a total of 207 pages.

This edition is dedicated to the memory of Andy Roadhouse 1965-2017

Main Contents

  • A review of the birding year, 2016
  • Systematic List of records for the year 2016
  • Arrival and departure dates of migrant species in 2016
  • Ring Ouzels of the Eastern Edges
  • Freebird 2016
  • New colour map of the SBSG recording area
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Birds in the Sheffield Area 2015

 

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 Editors: Richard Hill and David Wood
 
Birds in the Sheffield Area, 2015 was published in May 2017,
with help of the major sponsors The National Trust, Foothills and Harrison Cameras. It has a total of 202 pages.
 
This edition is dedicated to the memory of Martin Garner 1965-2016
 
The cover of a Crag Martin was created by Paul Leonard, and the text is interleaved with full colour illustrations by Ben Green, Richard Dale, Paul Leonard and Ray Scally.
 
The colour photographs are courtesy of M.A. Broadland, A. Deighton, P. Garrity, C. Hallam, R. D. Hill, P. Jackson, D. Langston, M. N. Reeder, M. Sherwin, M. Smethurst, P. Stoppard, C. Tyler, R. Twigg, D. Wood and P & A Wilson.
 
Main Contents 
  • A review of the birding year, 2015                                                
  • Systematic List of records for the year 2015
  • Arrival and departure dates of migrant species in 2015
  • Crag Martin - New to the Sheffield Area
  • Black Stork - New to the Sheffield Area
  • Urban Breeding Lesser Black-backed Gulls in Chesterfield
  • Cetti's Warbler at Norbrigg's Flash - A New Breeding Species
  • A Survey of Breeding Swifts in Sheffield SK38 - 2014-15
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Birds in the Sheffield Area, 2014 

Editors: Richard Hill and David Wood

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Birds in the Sheffield Area, 2014 was published in February 2016, with help of the major sponsors The National Trust, Foothills and Harrison Cameras.

The cover of a Nightjar was created by Paul Leonard, and the text is interleaved with illustrations by Ben Green, Richard Dale, Paul Leonard and Ray Scally. The photographs are courtesy of A. Deighton, P. Garrity, R.D. Hill, A. Jones, M.N. Reeder, D. Simmonite, M. Smethurst and D. Wood.

Main Contents

  • A review of the birding year, 2014
  • Systematic List of records for the year 2014
  • Arrival and departure dates of migrant species in 2014
  • Glossy Ibis - New to the Sheffield Area
  • 'Siberian' Lesser Whitethroat at Nether Edge
  • Breeding Success for Hen Harriers
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Birds in the Sheffield Area, 2013

2013 report cover

Editors: Richard Hill & David Wood

Birds in the Sheffield Area, 2013 was published in March 2015, with help of the major sponsors The National Trust, Foothills and Harrison Cameras.

The cover illustration of Two-barred and Common Crossbills was created by Richard Dale, and the text is interleaved with illustrations by Richard Dale, Paul Leonard and Ray Scally. The photographs are courtesy of S. Bailey, A. Bateman, P.L. Brown, A. Deighton, P. Garrity, A. Hill, R.D. Hill, A. Jones. T. Marshall, M.N. Reeder, D. Simmonite, M. Smethurst, K. Smith, D. Wood and P&A Wilson.

Main contents

A review of the birding year, 2013

Systematic List of records for the year 2013

Arrival and departure dates of migrant species in 2013

The Two-barred Crossbill influx - Broomhead Reservoir 2013/14

The Stuff of Dreams - Orgreave Lakes: 15th May 2013

 

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 Birds in the Sheffield Area, 2012

2012 Cover layout txt copy 

Editor: Richard Hill

Birds in the Sheffield Area, 2012 was published in January 2014, with the help of the major sponsors The National Trust, Foothills and Harrison Cameras.

The cover illustration of a Peregrine was created by Richard Dale, and the text is interleaved with illustrations by Richard Dale, Paul Leonard and Ray Scally. The photographs are courtesy of A. Deighton, K.R. Gould, J. Hewitt, A. Jones, M.N. Reeder, M. Smethurst, C Tyler, D. Wood and M. Wood-Bonelli.

Main contents

A review of the birding year, 2012

Systematic List of records for the year 2012

Arrival and departure dates of migrant species in 2012

Pallid Harrier at Firsby Reservoir - new to the Sheffield Area

Little Bunting at Agden beck - new to the Sheffield Area

Urban Peregrines in Sheffield - a first breeding success

40 Years of the SBSG - a Recorder's perspective

Broomhead Revisited - the changing face of a winter gull roost

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Birds in the Sheffield Area, 2011

2011 report cover full

Editor: Richard Hill

Birds in the Sheffield Area, 2011 was published in December 2012, with the help of the major sponsors The National Trust, Foothills and Harrison Cameras.

The cover illustration of a Red-necked Phalarope with Dunlin was created by Richard Dale, and the text is interleaved with illustrations by Richard Dale and Paul Leonard. The photographs are courtesy of A. Deighton, R.D. Hill, R. Marshall, D. Nichols, M. N. Reeder, M. Smethurst, and D. Wood.

Main contents

A review of the birding year, 2011

Systematic List of records for the year 2011

Arrival and departure dates of migrant species in 2011

Obituary for David Herringshaw

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