Abstract On 12th January 2007, a diver was discovered at Farnham Gravel-pit, Yorkshire, and was identified as a juvenile Pacific Diver Gavia pacifica the following morning. It remained at Farnham until 4th February and was seen by many observers. The circumstances of its discovery, together with identification, taxonomy, distribution and subsequent records of Pacific Diver in Europe, are discussed. Pacific Diver has now been added to Category A of the British List and this represents the first record of the species for Britain and the Western Palearctic.

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