Abberton Reservoir

The following analysis is derived solely from the records captured on the EBwS website.

There were 258 visits in 2020 with a total of 157 different species recorded by 51 observers throughout the year (by comparison 153 species were recorded in 2019 from 302 visits). Abberton Reservoir was the 1st most recorded location in Essex in 2020.. 72 species had more records at Abberton Reservoir than any other location.

Top Recorded locations - 2020

Visits by Month in 2020

Records at Abberton Reservoir in 2020

Species Status Count
Avocet Regular 1
Bar-tailed Godwit Regular 1
Barn Owl Regular 11
Barnacle Goose Scarce 6
Bewick's Swan Regular 30
Bittern Scarce 4
Black Brant Description (EBSIP) 1
Black Swan Scarce 40
Black Tern Scarce 7
Black-headed Gull Abundant 4
Black-necked Grebe Scarce 11
Black-tailed Godwit Regular 68
Black-throated Diver Scarce 14
Blackcap Regular 12
Blue Tit Abundant 1
Brent Goose Regular 1
Bullfinch Regular 7
Buzzard Regular 82
Canada Goose Regular 2
Caspian Gull Description (EBSIP) 10
Cattle Egret Description (EBSIP) 52
Cetti's Warbler Regular 33
Chaffinch Regular 2
Chiffchaff Abundant 25
Common Gull Regular 14
Common Sandpiper Regular 39
Common Scoter Regular 1
Common Tern Regular 28
Coot Regular 3
Cormorant Regular 13
Corn Bunting Regular 33
Cuckoo Regular 21
Curlew Regular 2
Curlew Sandpiper Regular 12
Dark-bellied Brent Goose Abundant 2
Dunlin Abundant 32
Egyptian Goose Regular 60
Ferruginous Duck Description (BBRC) 9
Fieldfare Regular 16
Gadwall Regular 12
Gannet Regular 1
Garden Warbler Regular 5
Garganey Scarce 8
Goldcrest Regular 2
Golden Plover Regular 25
Goldeneye Regular 77
Goldfinch Regular 4
Goosander Scarce 95
Great Black-backed Gull Regular 5
Great Crested Grebe Regular 19
Great Spotted Woodpecker Regular 13
Great White Egret Scarce 177
Green Sandpiper Regular 54
Green Woodpecker Regular 20
Green-winged Teal Description (EBSIP) 2
Greenshank Regular 21
Grey Heron Regular 30
Grey Partridge Regular 3
Grey Plover Regular 3
Grey Wagtail Regular 33
Greylag Goose Regular 1
Hen Harrier Scarce 17
Hobby Regular 23
Hooded Crow Description (EBSIP) 1
House Martin Regular 18
House Sparrow Abundant 1
Jack Snipe Scarce 1
Jackdaw Regular 6
Jay Regular 1
Kestrel Regular 63
Kingfisher Regular 33
Knot Regular 3
Lapwing Abundant 43
Lesser Black-backed Gull Regular 2
Lesser Whitethroat Regular 15
Linnet Regular 16
Little Egret Regular 53
Little Grebe Regular 15
Little Gull Scarce 3
Little Owl Regular 1
Little Ringed Plover Regular 52
Little Stint Regular 12
Long-tailed Duck Scarce 74
Long-tailed Tit Regular 3
Mallard Abundant 6
Mandarin Duck Regular 18
Marsh Harrier Regular 86
Meadow Pipit Regular 10
Mediterranean Gull Regular 7
Merlin Regular 6
Mistle Thrush Regular 4
Moorhen Abundant 1
Mute Swan Regular 15
Nightingale Scarce 18
Osprey Scarce 2
Oystercatcher Regular 20
Peregrine Falcon Regular 53
Pied Wagtail Regular 10
Pink-footed Goose Scarce 1
Pintail Regular 51
Pochard Regular 14
Raven Scarce 15
Red Kite Regular 6
Red-breasted Merganser Regular 1
Red-crested Pochard Scarce 33
Red-legged Partridge Regular 2
Red-necked Grebe Scarce 15
Redshank Regular 30
Redwing Regular 11
Reed Bunting Regular 5
Reed Warbler Regular 4
Ring-necked Duck Description (EBSIP) 14
Ringed Plover Regular 24
Rock Pipit Regular 7
Rook Regular 1
Rough-legged Buzzard Description (EBSIP) 1
Ruddy Shelduck Scarce 21
Ruff Regular 55
Sand Martin Regular 26
Scaup Regular 45
Shelduck Regular 20
Short-eared Owl Scarce 5
Shoveler Regular 14
Skylark Regular 25
Slavonian Grebe Scarce 1
Smew Regular 40
Snipe Regular 12
Song Thrush Regular 6
Sparrowhawk Regular 26
Spoonbill Scarce 12
Spotted Flycatcher Regular 3
Spotted Redshank Regular 1
Starling Abundant 3
Stock Dove Regular 8
Stonechat Regular 48
Swallow Regular 48
Swift Regular 20
Taiga Bean Goose Regular 2
Teal Abundant 13
Tufted Duck Regular 10
Tundra Bean Goose Description (EBSIP) 14
Turnstone Regular 3
Turtle Dove Regular 2
Water Rail Regular 2
Wheatear Regular 16
Whinchat Regular 8
White Wagtail Scarce 3
White-fronted Goose Regular 44
Whitethroat Regular 17
Whooper Swan Scarce 35
Wigeon Abundant 35
Willow Warbler Regular 8
Wood Sandpiper Scarce 17
Woodcock Regular 1
Wren Abundant 3
Yellow Wagtail Regular 61
Yellowhammer Regular 27