St Kilda Bird List

Tables are terrible in WordPress. Here is my thrilling list of birds from 3 weeks on St Kilda, because some people are interested in that sort of thing; and yes it is alphabetical and not taxonomic because I have yet to earn my millions devising a way to get Excel to sort a list of birds correctly.

Black guillemot Cepphus grylle 
Black-headed gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 
Bonaparte’s Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia


yes yes, Excel can do “custom sort lists” but there’s a 255 character limit on them.

Brent Goose Branta bernicla
Canada Goose Branta canadensis 
Carrion crow Corvus corone 
Collared dove Streptopelia decaocto 
Common chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 
Common Guillemot Uria aalge 
Common gull Larus canus 
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 
Dunlin Calidris alpina 
Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 
European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus 
Great black-backed gull Larus marinus 
Great northern diver Gavia immer 
Herring gull Larus argentatus 
Hooded crow Corvus cornix 
House martin Delichon urbicum 
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 
Leach’s Storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa 
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 
Lesser redpoll Acanthis cabaret 
Long-tailed duck Clangula hyemalis 


there’s 9,059 characters in the BOU bird list

Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus
Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus 
Meadow pipit Anthus pratensis 
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 


I bet you could do it with a visual basic thing

Northern Pintail Anas acuta 
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 
Pigeon Columba livia domestica
Pink-footed goose Anser brachyrhynchus 
Puffin Fratercula arctica 
Razorbill Alca torda 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 
Redwing Turdus iliacus 
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 
Rock pipit Anthus petrosus 
Sedge warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 
Snipe Gallinago gallinago

or a macro

Spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata 
Swallow Hirundo rustica 
Tree pipit Anthus trivialis 
Tufted duck Aythya fuligula 
Turnstone Arenaria interpres 
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 
Willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 
Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes hirtensis
Yellow wagtail Motacilla flava 

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