2018 in birding and ornithology

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See also 2017 in birding and ornithology, main events of 2018 and 2019 in birding and ornithology

The year 2018 in birding and ornithology.


New species[edit]

See also Bird species new to science described in the 2010s

Taxonomic developments[edit]



World listing[edit]


  • European turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) – a ten year Turtle Dove Action Plan was launched across its African and European range in May. Since 1980 it has declined by 78% across Europe.[1][2]


Breeding birds[edit]

Migrant and wintering birds[edit]

Rare birds[edit]

  • Grey catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) – first seen on 15 October at Treve Common, near Land's End, Cornwall. The second UK record.[3]

Other events[edit]


North America[edit]

To be completed


  1. ^ Anon (Winter 2018). "Turtle dove plan takes flight". Nature's Home. p. 39.
  2. ^ "Operation Turtle Dove". Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  3. ^ Reines, Jeff. "Video captures rare catbird in Cornwall - and you can hear why it got its name". Cornwall Live. Retrieved 24 October 2018.