This page shows a table of people's garden lists (or window lists if they don't have a garden) in London. Please feel free to add and update your own entries, note that you should only include your residential garden.                                     

Ken Murray 132 Woodford Green Present since Aug.1983 at current address, 63 species seen inside the garden and 64 flyovers.

Latest additions Woodlark (2) March 2010, and Meally Redpoll Jan/Feb 2012. Thermalling Purple Heron 4th June '13, and Green Sandpiper on 21st November '13

During 2012: 73 species seen..with 36 species in the garden to include... Firecrest, Hawfinch, Brambling and Spot.Flycatcher. 

On Friday 21st March 2014, I managed to 'image' a flyover Raven (127) for my all time garden list.

On Thursday October 1st 2015, I imaged Yellow-browed Warbler for my garden list now (128).

On Friday 11th March 2016 at 6.20pm a an almost silhouetted, just below tree canopy, fly-past Little Grebe now at least (129).

On Oct.2nd 9.40am an Osprey slowly soaring beyond and over the trees to rear of house before disappearing behind the tree canopy. now (130).

On Sunday Nov.6th a flyover Cattle Egret. now (131).

On Tuesday evening at 11.40 pm...a calling Little Owl. now (132).

On Tuesday May 16th 2017 12.05 am...a Honey Buzzard drifting WSW over Hatch Wood, Chingford/Woodford borders, seen well through Bins., but not imaged convincingly. now (133).

Andrew Self


Neasden (by Brent Reservoir)

In 18 years I've seen: White-winged Black Tern, Purple Heron, Spoonbill, Goshawk, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Osprey, 5 Short-eared Owls, Long-eared Owl, Brent Goose, Smew, Scaup, Jack Snipe and unusually Pheasant & Red-legged Partridge. Latest addition: Cetti's Warbler March 2017

Paul Whiteman



1985-1994: (single records in italics) Cormorant, Grey Heron, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Mallard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Hobby, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Feral ‘Rock’ Dove, Woodpigeon, Cuckoo, Swift, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Jay, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Starling, House Sparrow, Greenfinch, Goldfinch,

1995-2004: Yellow-legged Gull, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Common Tern, Chaffinch, Greylag Goose, Goshawk, 3 Mediterranean Gull, Collared Dove, Little Owl h, Peregrine, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, Great Black-backed Gull, Linnet, Long-tailed Tit, Mute Swan, Lesser Redpoll, Whitethroat, Blackcap, 3 Osprey, Willow Warbler, Lapwing, Woodlark, Goldcrest, Teal, Meadow Pipit, White Wagtail, Turtle Dove, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Stock Dove, Tufted Duck, Green Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Golden Plover, Siskin, Whimbrel, Skylark, 2 flocks of Mealy Redpoll, Hen Harrier, Bewick’s Swan, Corn Bunting, Gadwall, Coal Tit,

2005-2014: Shelduck, Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Merlin, Yellowhammer, Buzzard, 7 Red Kite, 3 Honey Buzzard, 5 Rook, Moorhen h, Coot h, Rock Pipit, Brambling, 3 Pomarine Skua, Woodcock, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Hooded Crow, Short-eared Owl, Waxwing, Bullfinch h, White-fronted Goose, Shoveler, Crossbill, Wheatear, Black Redstart.

2015-?: Red-crested Pochard, Caspian Gull, "Marsh Harrier"

D. McKenzie


Paddington Green

Seven floors up, widecast views. 17/01/2003 to present: Whooper Swan, White-fronted Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Red-crested Pochard, Little Egret, Honey-buzzard, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, Merlin, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Common Snipe, Woodcock, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Turtle Dove, Waxwing, Black Redstart, Rook, Bullfinch and Hawfinch. Latest addition: 9 Waxwing west 09:18 on 29/12/2010.

Simon Buckingham



Since 2000, highlights include: Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Little Egret, White Stork, Egyptian Goose, Mandarin Duck, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Goosander, Smew, Ruddy Duck, Red Kite, Goshawk, Hobby, Oystercatcher, Barn Owl, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Brambling, Siskin, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting.

Dave Morrison



Been here around 10 years - best birds so far are Ringtail Hen Harrier, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Northern Wheatear, Firecrest, Red Kite, Waxwing, Drake Mandarin, Spotted Flycatcher and Common Redstart.

Ian Stewart



Since 1984- Spoonbill, Tree Pipit, Hen Harrier, Great White Egret, Raven, Egyptian Goose, Moorhen, Coot, Crossbill, Yellow Legged Gull, Lesser Whitethroat, Black Tailed Godwit, Waxwing, Arctic Skua, Little Egret, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Mallard,Tufted Duck, Goosander, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Hobby, Peregrine,Golden Plover, Lapwing, Woodcock, Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Stock Dove, Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Kingfisher, Skylark, Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Spotted Flycatcher, Nuthatch, Rook, Brambling, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Reed Bunting, probably escaped Trumpeter Finch @1990. Latest addition: Woodlark 6/11/14. Several unidentified waders over at night, possibles/probables include Osprey, Gadwall, Whimbrel. Updated 15/11/2014

Jon Ridge 84 Pinner Little Egret, White Stork, Marsh Harrier, Black Redstart, Curlew, Golden Plover, Shelduck, Yellow-legged Gull, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Mute Swan, Cuckoo, Red Kite, Buzzard, Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Turtle Dove, Nuthatch, Bullfinch, Crossbill, Sand Martin & Goshawk. (Best bird actually in the garden: Wheatear - August 1984 - I was 15 years old) Latest addition: Whimbrel (19/07/17).

Gavin Hawgood


South Norwood

Since 1981 - small suburban garden with a sycamore & evergreen oak, backing onto a very busy railway line. Rarer species using (italics) or seen from garden: Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Osprey, Hobby, Peregrine, Coot, Lapwing, Woodcock, Short-eared Owl, Kingfisher, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, Waxwing, Wheatear, Kestrel, Pheasant, Rook.

Ian Ellis 78 Woodside Park

Since Aug 2005 in or from garden: Little Egret, Mandarin, Goosander, Pheasant, Hobby, Peregrine, Red Kite, Woodcock, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Sand Martin, Cuckoo, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Spotted Flycatcher, Waxwing, Crossbill.  Latest additions: Little Owl (Aug-13), Whitethroat (Sep-13), Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail (Sep-15).

A brief flypast swift sp. on 25/10/13 was thought most likely to be Pallid Swift but frustratingly not clinchable!

John Birkett



Since 1993 - suburban garden towards the southern edge of London. Highlights over the years include White-fronted Goose, Honey Buzzard, Peregrine, Hobby, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Common Redstart, Firecrest, Crossbill. Recent additions - Waxwing, Mealy Redpoll and Common Buzzard

Jonathan Lethbridge



A normal suburban garden, albeit quite near to the Flats. Best birds in 6 years: Teal, Snipe, Lapwing, Red Kite, Hobby, Peregrine, Common Tern, and most recently, Waxwing. The list would be about 20 if confined to birds that have actually been IN the garden...

James Astley 66 Grays, RM17 Since July 2011, flat has wide views of river: Brent Goose, Shag, Buzzard, Peregrine, 12 wader sp inc Sanderling and Turnstone, Little Gull, Kittiwake, Common, Arctic, Black and Sandwich Terns. Latest addition Black-Tailed Godwit.

Nick Croft


Forest Gate

Peregrine Falcon, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Egret, Brent Goose (flock going west), Yellow Wagtail (dark-headed form), Common Tern, Lapwing, Skylark, Siskin, Pheasant, Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Woodcock (8-Mar-13); Shelduck (22-Mar-13); Willow Warbler (17-Apr-13), Common Buzzard (29-2-14), Jackdaw (23-3-14), Oystercatcher (30-3-14), C Snipe (11-Dec-14)

Bill Haines


West Ealing

Since July 2004: Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Curlew, Woodcock, Common Tern, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Brambling. Latest addition: Waxwing Dec 24th 2010.

Steve Blake


Mill Hill

Woodcock, Hobby, Ring-necked Parakeet, Tawny Owl, Swift, Hobby, Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Yellow Wagtail, Red Kite, Cormorant, Fieldfare, Redwing, Bullfinch, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, Willow Warbler, Blackcap,

Dominic Mitchell


Muswell Hill

Since November 2001: Common Buzzard, European Golden Plover, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Waxwing, Eurasian Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Common Crossbill.

Highest day total: 27 species on 23 November 2012.

Richard Harrison



Since September 2008 : Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Oystercatcher, Hobby, Common Tern.

Steven Robinson


East Dulwich

Since May 2004. Tiny urban "wildlife garden". Highlights - Black Kite, Kingfisher, Waxwing, Buzzard, Lapwing, Brambling, Whitethroat and flocks of 56 Swift, 65 Redwing, 36 Goldfinch, 20 Siskin and 20 Greenfinch. Plus 15 species of butterfly.

Andrew Verrall


West Hampstead

2nd floor, Swifts, Green and Grt Spot W, Sparrowhawks, Tawny Owls, Best 22 Waxwing berry bush/tree 30 Dec 10! Herons, Cormorants, Hobby 30th Apr, 4 Mallard, C.Tern, Red Kite 13 May, C.Buzzard 19 May, Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Swallow, Skylark Oct 11. Shoveler pair SE 4 March, Peregrine 5 May, L.Redpoll. '12; 7 Greylag 13 Apr, Lesser Whitethroat 27 Apr 13; Egyptian Goose 7 July, Little Egret 6 Dec 14, Bullfinch 11 Jan 15.

Alex Massey


West Harrow

Started new garden list Sept 2010. Best birds so far: 34 Waxwings 23.3.11 & Crossbill 26.7.11 Latest: Tawny Owl 9.12.11

Alan Lewis



Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, wintering Blackcap, Redwing. Latest addition: Coal tit, Common Buzzard

Michael Mac

Stockwell -

Inner London

Small community garden in built up area of Inner London,next to Sainsbury's Supermarket - in last 4 years; All seen from 1st floor walkway/balcony or in the garden.

In: Singing Reed Warbler on 23rd June 2011 coincidently same time/day a small dragonfly - no water nearby , Flock of 25 Redwing Jan 2010, family Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Dunnock(bred), Sparrowhawk on a feral pigeon (once), Kestrel numerous times, Lesser-black Backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Starling, House Sparrow, Blackbird (regular breeder), Woodpigeon (regular breeder), Blue Tit (regular breeder), Great Tit, Wren - was regular but not seen/heard in last 2 years or more + Blackcap singing spring 2012.

Over - near: Peregrine, Swift, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Grey Heron, Common Gull, Herring Gull,3 Swallow(17/Sept/2011)pr of Egyptian Geese,pr of Mandarin. 2 Mistle Thrush on factory roof, Possibly 5 Brent Geese over car park spring 2011. Common Buzzard over car park. Jay - Sainsbury's Car Park - 9-2012.

Jonathan Edwards


Golders Green

Small suburban garden by Golders Hill Park/West Heath.

Red Kite, Hobby, Buzzard, Woodcock over. Tawny owl and parakeet roost trees (once a single Lorikeet).