Coal Tit -  St Peter Port [SPP]  -  20/1/2022  -  © Mike Cunningham
Coal Tit - St Peter Port [SPP] - 20/1/2022 - © Mike Cunningham

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As Island Bird Recorder could I request the finders of all official rarities during 2021 to fill in a rarity form (see documents tab) so that the record can be properly documented. If I don't receive a form then, unfortunately, I cannot name you as the finder in the Transactions & Rarity Report. If the bird has been photographed, it just takes a few minutes to fill out the form. A list of species seen which rarity forms are needed include - GWEgret, WStork, Mute Swan, PFGoose, Canada G, PBBrentG, RedKite, BWStilt, CaspianG, Nightjar, STLark, RBShrike, WoodchatShr, RCStarling, Hawfinch, Barred W, Little Bunting, Corn Bunt, Cirl Bunt. Thanks, Mark

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Bird Section Subs 2022
Dear birders, 2022 Bird Section subscriptions are now due. 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. Online payments preferred - please email for banking details. Alternatively, cheques (payable to La Societe Guernesiaise Ornithology Section) can be sent 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.

Barn Owl Survey 2021
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 233571 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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Latest News (more...)

Sun 2nd Jan
L'Eree - Grey Phalarope

Thu 30th Dec
Jerbourg - Hen Harrier.

Thu 11th Nov
Fort Hommet - Short-toed Lark

Wed 27th Oct
Pleinmont - Hen Harrier still.

Sightings Summary

January 2022   GUE   ALD
All records 2022   GUE   ALD

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Latest Weather

Tue 25th January 2022
Situation Clouds
Wind S at 3 mph
Temp 6°C
Pressure 1034 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


25th Jan: Jerbourg: Harbour Porpoise, Bottle-nosed Dolphin
24th Jan: Fort Le Crocq: Kingfisher. Grands Marais/Pre: Cetti's Warbler. L'Eree: Slavonian Grebe. Les Grantez, CAT: Cattle Egret. Mont Herault: Golden Plover. Mt. Herault: Golden Plover. Pleinmont: Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Golden Plover. Rocquaine: Great Northern Diver. Shingle Bank: Black Redstart. Trinity: Brambling
23rd Jan: Cobo: Black Redstart. Grandes Havres: Great Northern Diver. Mt. Herault: Golden Plover. Pleinmont: Short-eared Owl. Rocquaine: Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe
(see all...)


25th Jan: Kiln Farm, Alderney: Golden Plover
24th Jan: St Anne: Black Redstart
22nd Jan: Chateau a l'Etoc: Black-throated Diver
18th Jan: Kiln Farm, Alderney: Greylag Goose (Wild)
(see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

Albert Harvey (246); Peter Vaudin (189); Carolyn Brouard (131); Nina Elliott (130); Vic Froome (124); Wayne Turner (116); Tony Bisson (104); Mary Simmons (103); Anthony Loaring (95); David Spicer (89); Jean Brown (72); Julie Davis (71); Jamie Hooper (68); Mark Guppy (51); Andy Marquis (42); Nigel Pletts (34); Kevin Childs (25); Dave Carre (16); Mark Lawlor (13); Daniel Whitelegg (11); Chris Sharman (7); Ashe Vivyan (1); (1); Tim Maclure (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1981 Guernsey's second record of Pale-bellied Brent Goose (2 birds) was found .

Wild species recorded this year to date: 106

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