Yellow-browed Warbler -  Grands Marais/Pre [PRE]  -  26/3/2023  -  © Mark Guppy
Yellow-browed Warbler - Grands Marais/Pre [PRE] - 26/3/2023 - © Mark Guppy

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2022 Barn Owl Survey results
The results of the 2022 Barn Owl Survey are now available. You can download the Summary here and the full report can be downloaded here Headline news: 19 confirmed breeding sites and birds were present at eight other sites where birds have previously bred between 2019-2021.

Bird Section Subs 2023
Dear birders, 2023 Bird Section subscriptions can be paid now. Annual subs pay for costs such as the hosting of this website, nestboxes on La Societe's nature reserves and upkeep of seven public bird hides. By paying just £5, you will be supporting and promoting local birdlife. Cash or online payments only please - please email for banking details. Only Societe members can technically be section members but donations from non-members are welcome too! Many thanks and happy birding.

Colin Best NR - hide access
At present La Societe does not hold a lease on this nature reserve. The hide overlooking the freshwater Scrape is still in situ but is in a state of disrepair. The landowner remains happy for people to access the hide (only) but visitors will not be covered by La Societe's insurance.

Use of uploaded photographs
We are always pleased for people to upload their photos to the website. For clarification, from now on, by submitting photos to this website, you agree that they may be used by the Ornithology Section and La Société Guernesiaise for publications such as newsletters, event posters, reports, surveys etc. Photos will be credited where possible. Sharing photos and sightings on this website helps to improve out wildlife knowledge and contributes to science and conservation.

Barn Owl Survey
As part of the ongoing Barn Owl survey, we are looking to locate as many breeding sites as possible. If you know of a box, barn or natural site which is being used, please submit the details as a sighting on this website or contact the Guernsey Biological Records Centre. Tel 220365 or email: Records will be treated confidentially.

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 -

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Mon 20th Mar
L'Eree - Whooper Swan

Sat 4th Mar
2 Cranes toured the island this afternoon before settling in the Colin Best NR at dusk.

Sat 4th Feb
Le Guet - Yellow-browed Warbler

Mon 30th Jan
Reservoir - Goosander

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January 2023   GUE   ALD
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Interesting records submitted online


31st Mar: Ville Baudu: Tufted Duck
30th Mar: Claire Mare: Cetti's Warbler. Miellette: Purple Heron. Rue des Bergers: Cetti's Warbler
29th Mar: Claire Mare: Cetti's Warbler
28th Mar: Fort Le Crocq: Black Redstart
27th Mar: Pembroke: Great Northern Diver
26th Mar: Grands Marais/Pre: Cetti's Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler. Icart: Harbour Porpoise. Jaonneuse: Purple Sandpiper
24th Mar: Animal Shelter: Alpine Swift
23rd Mar: Claire Mare: Cetti's Warbler. Vale Pond: Canada Goose
22nd Mar: Claire Mare: Gadwall. Grands Marais/Pre: Cetti's Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler. Jaonneuse: Purple Sandpiper. Vale Pond: Canada Goose
21st Mar: Rousse: Purple Sandpiper
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On this day...
On this date in 1988 Guernsey's twenty-third record of Cirl Bunting was found at the Vaux de Monel, Pleinmont.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 120

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