Solitary Sandpiper -  Rue des Bergers [BER]  -  12/9/2023  -  ©  Rockdweller
Solitary Sandpiper - Rue des Bergers [BER] - 12/9/2023 - © Rockdweller

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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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Latest News (more...)

Tue 5th Sep
Rue Des Bergers - Guernsey's 2nd Solitary Sandpiper. L'Eree - slection of waders including 3 Little Stint and Knot.

Wed 2nd Aug
Chouet - Cory's Shearwater passed west, 2+ Storm Petrels loafing inshore.

Tue 1st Aug
L'Eree - Little Gull on beach

Fri 16th Jun
St Sampsons - Osprey reported.

Sightings Summary

September 2023   GUE   ALD
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July 2023   GUE   ALD
June 2023   GUE   ALD
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Latest Weather

Sun 24th September 2023
Situation Clouds
Wind S at 18 mph
Temp 19°C
Pressure 1015 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


23rd Sep: Jaonneuse: Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Balearic Shearwater, Mediterranean Gull
22nd Sep: Grande Mare: Kingfisher. L'Eree: Golden Plover. Le Guet: Spotted Flycatcher. Talbot Valley: Great White Egret
21st Sep: Talbot Valley: Great White Egret
20th Sep: L'Eree: Golden Plover
19th Sep: Chouet Hide: Mediterranean Gull. Talbot Valley: Great White Egret
18th Sep: Talbot Valley: Great White Egret
17th Sep: Vazon: Mediterranean Gull
16th Sep: Pleinmont: Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher
15th Sep: L'Eree: Barn Owl. Rue De La Corderie, Vale: Wryneck
14th Sep: Pleinmont: Tree Pipit, Redstart
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Observers submitting records this month

Peter Vaudin (58); Jamie Hooper (27); Kevin Childs (20); Tony Bisson (19); Dave Carre (18); Julie Davis (14); Vic Froome (14); Mark Lawlor (14); David Spicer (8); Andy Marquis (6); Mary Simmons (6); Anthony Loaring (4); Stephen Bridgman (2); Mark Guppy (2); GRACE DOVEY (2); Henry Rowe (1); Christopher Wilkinson (1); (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1978 Guernsey's first record of Short-toed Lark was found at Chouet.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 184

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