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Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings -

The fol­low­ing acronyms and ab­bre­vi­a­tions are some­times used in the UKBS pages, for brevity:

BONXIE: Great Skua COMMIC: ‘Com­mon or Arc­tic’ Tern, when spe­cific ID is im­pos­si­ble

CP: Coun­try Park

GP: Gravel Pits

LNR: Lo­cal Na­ture Re­serve

MED GULL: Mediter­ranean Gull

NR: Na­ture Re­serve

NNR: Na­tional Na­ture Re­serve

PINK­FEET: Pink-footed Geese

RSPB: Royal So­ci­ety for the Pro­tec­tion of Birds (re­serve)

SP: Species (eg, skua sp. or diver sp.), used when pre­cise ID proves im­pos­si­ble)

SSP: Sub­species

SW: Sewage Works

WHITE­FRONTS: White-fronted Geese

WP: Wa­ter Park

WT: Wildlife Trust (re­serve), pre­ceded by ini­tial of the par­tic­u­lar county Trust, eg., Bran­don Marsh WWT (War­wick­shire Wildlife Trust)

WWT: Wildl­fowl & Wet­lands Trust (re­serve)

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