Great Spotted Woodpecker -  Rue a l'Eau  -  3/5/2018  -  © Wayne Turner
Great Spotted Woodpecker - Rue a l'Eau - 3/5/2018 - © Wayne Turner

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For those booked on Thursday's meal, we are meeting from 6.30pm onwards with the meal at 7pm. Further details from Chris on 07911 130415.

Bird Section Subs 2018
Dear birders, 2018 Bird Section subscriptions are now due. Each year, the annual subs pay for costs such as the hosting of this website, nestboxes on La Societe's nature reserves and upkeep of the seven public bird hides. By paying just £5, you will be supporting and promoting local birdlife. Please send payment to Jamie Hooper, 1 Trinity Cottages, Torteval, GY8 0QD. Only Societe members can technically be section members but donations from non-members are welcome too! Many thanks and happy birding.

Protection for local waders
Over the last 40 years, local populations of many wading birds have plummeted and some species have been lost entirely. The long-running 'Wader Count' survey shows that disturbance is a major factor in the decline. If you agree that our waders need urgent protection at key sites, please email the States of Guernsey Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Service (ACLMS) at this address -

Alderney Bird Observatory website
The ABO site is now live and has daily blogs from John Horton, the ABO warden. Well worth a look -

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Latest News (more...)

Wed 11th Jul
Various sites - Mediterranean Gulls with returning Black-headed Gulls. Rocquaine - Hobby.

Sat 16th Jun
Claire Mare - Green Sandpiper.

Sat 2nd Jun
Claire Mare - Spoonbill.

Mon 28th May
Trinity - Golden Oriole. Fort Hommet - Red-breasted Flycatcher. Bordeaux - possible Serin.

Sightings Summary

July 2018   GUE   ALD
June 2018   GUE   ALD
May 2018   GUE   ALD
April 2018   GUE   ALD
March 2018   GUE   ALD
February 2018   GUE   ALD
January 2018   GUE   ALD
All records 2018   GUE   ALD

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Latest Weather

Last Updated on July 17, 9:50 AM BST
Situation Light Rain Showers
Wind WNW at 12 mph
Temp 16°C
Pressure 1019 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


16th Jul: Fort Le Crocq: Common Gull. Vazon: Common Gull
15th Jul: Fort Hommet: Bottle-nosed Dolphin. Fort Le Crocq: Mediterranean Gull. L'Eree: Mediterranean Gull. Vazon: Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull
14th Jul: Vazon: Mediterranean Gull
13th Jul: L'Eree: Mediterranean Gull
12th Jul: L'Eree: Mediterranean Gull. Rocquaine: Mediterranean Gull
11th Jul: Belle Greve Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Rue des Bergers: Cetti's Warbler
10th Jul: Belle Greve Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Havelet Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Little Russell: Bottle-nosed Dolphin. Rocquaine: Hobby. Rue de la Vallee, Torteval: Hobby
9th Jul: Belle Greve Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Route des Pecqueries: Rose-coloured Starling
(see all...)


16th Jul: Crabby Bay: Grey Seal
13th Jul: Crabby Bay: Common Gull, Mediterranean Gull. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Grasshopper Warbler, Mediterranean Gull, Cuckoo, Grey Seal
12th Jul: Mannez Lighthouse: Mediterranean Gull
11th Jul: Fort Houmet Herbe: Storm Petrel, Barn Owl. Longis Bay: Mediterranean Gull, Common gull
6th Jul: Crabby Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Grey Seal
5th Jul: Longis Common: Reed Bunting
3rd Jul: Crabby Bay: Common Gull, Mediterranean Gull
2nd Jul: Mannez Lighthouse: Mediterranean Gull
1st Jul: The Nunnery, Alderney: Black Redstart
30th Jun: The Nunnery, Alderney: Black Redstart
(see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

ABO (117); Bob Murphy (42); Peter Ward (40); Wayne Turner (39); Nigel Pletts (13); Jean Brown (13); Albert Harvey (11); Tony Bisson (11); Paul Veron (8); Alfie Elliott (8); Andy Marquis (7); Peter Vaudin (7); Mark Guppy (5); Kevin Childs (4); Anthony Loaring (3); Jamie Hooper (2); Dave Andrews (1); Liz Thomson (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1996 Guernsey's ninth record of Honey Buzzard was found at Fauxquets Valley by A.J.Bisson.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 190

(Species recorded in 2014: 196)
(Species recorded in 2013: 191)
(Species recorded in 2012: 215)
(Species recorded in 2011: 208)
(Species recorded in 2010: 210)

Personal year list totals
Liz Thomson - 169
Bob Murphy - 165
Anthony Loaring - 160
Jamie Hooper - 154
David Spicer - 153
Vic Froome - 151
ABO - 148
Andy Marquis - 135
Mary Simmons - 131
Albert Harvey - 130
Kevin Childs - 117
Carolyn Brouard - 113
Paul Veron - 112
Nigel Pletts - 91
Julie Davis - 91
Ian Le Page - 80
Peter Ward - 57
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