Britain and Ireland Stop Press Gallery

Acceptable Species

Cover Photo: Collared Flycatcher, Shetland from the Surfbirds galleries © Rebecca Nason

All the birders who view the galleries daily thank you for posting your photos but please take a moment to review these guidelines.

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1. If there are already good photos posted of a particular bird, please limit yourself to posting your best 2-3 shots. If posting more than 2 photos, please use your judgement to decide if your photos add anything new. Photographers are encouraged to only post two or three of their best shots and then add a link to see more photos at their own website. Surfbirds offers free webspace for photographers. Sign up to get your own Photo Blog or your own Photo Album We urge users to take advantage of these free resources.

2. We welcome submissions of national vagrants, very rare county rarities and rare and noteworthy migrants. Site rarities or more regularly occuring scarce birds should be posted on the Britain and Ireland Scarce Birds Gallery (eg inland Grey Phalaropes, Wrynecks, Waxwings, Great Grey Shrikes etc). Click here to see a list of acceptable species for the Scarce Birds Gallery.

In addition to all BBRC birds, the following rare and sometimes hard to photograph species are welcome on the Stop Press Gallery:

Snow Goose
Black Brant
Ruddy Shelduck
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Ferruginous Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Surf Scoter
Cory’s Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Balearic Shearwater
Wilson’s Petrel
Great White Egret
Purple Heron
White Stork
Black Kite
White-tailed Eagle
Rough-legged Buzzard
Red-footed Falcon
Kentish Plover
American Golden Plover
White-rumped Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Long-tailed Skua
Sabine’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Caspian Gull
American Herring Gull
Caspian Tern
White-winged Black Tern
Alpine Swift
Short-toed Lark
Red-rumped Swallow
Richard’s Pipit
Tawny Pipit
Olive-backed Pipit
Red-throated Pipit
Citrine Wagtail
Thrush Nightingale
Savi’s Warbler
Marsh Warbler - migrants only
Aquatic Warbler
Icterine Warbler
Melodious Warbler
Barred Warbler
Greenish Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Pallas’s Warbler
Radde’s Warbler
Dusky Warbler
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Golden Oriole - migrants only
Woodchat Shrike
Rose-coloured Starling
Arctic Redpoll
Common Rosefinch
Ortolan Bunting
Rustic Bunting
Little Bunting

Thank You for following these guidelines and we look forward to seeing your photos!