Whimbrel -  Perelle [PER]  -  10/5/2022  -  ©  Rockdweller
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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 only please - please email jamie.hooper@cwgsy.net for banking details. 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: barnowlsurvey2020@gmail.com 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 - aclms@gov.gg

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Fri 20th May
Pleinmont - Yellowhammer

Sun 1st May
Ivy Castle - Nightingale ringed.

Sun 24th Apr
Various sites - good selection of spring migrants arrived overnight. Pleinmont - Rook.

Thu 14th Apr
Pleinmont - Cirl Bunting

Sightings Summary

May 2022   GUE   ALD
April 2022   GUE   ALD
March 2022   GUE   ALD
February 2022   GUE   ALD
January 2022   GUE   ALD
All records 2022   GUE   ALD

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Latest Weather

Wed 23rd February 2022
Situation Clouds
Wind SSW at 15 mph
Temp 10°C
Pressure 1025 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


21st May: Grands Marais/Pre: Great Spotted Woodpecker
20th May: Pleinmont: Yellowhammer
19th May: Gouffre: Cetti's Warbler. Le Vallon: Hobby
18th May: Jerbourg: Grey Seal, Bottle-nosed Dolphin. Le Vallon: Black Kite. Pezeries: Grey Seal. Reservoir: Cormorant (Continental). Rue des Comptes, SSV: Great Spotted Woodpecker
17th May: Chouet: Sooty Shearwater. Jaonneuse: Bottle-nosed Dolphin. Reservoir: Cormorant (Continental)
15th May: Reservoir: Cormorant (Continental)
14th May: Reservoir: Cormorant (Continental). Rue de Valniquets: Spotted Flycatcher. Sark: Spotted Flycatcher
13th May: Pleinmont: Redstart
12th May: Claire Mare: Cuckoo. Reservoir: Cuckoo
(see all...)


23rd May: Alderney Airport: Fan-tailed Warbler. Rose Farm, Alderney: Cuckoo
22nd May: Val de la Bonne Terre: Cuckoo
21st May: Alderney Community Woodland: Cuckoo. Essex Farm: Cuckoo
16th May: Essex Farm: Golden Oriole, Spotted Flycatcher
15th May: Saye Farm (Campsite), Alderney: Great Bustard
14th May: Saye Farm (Campsite), Alderney: Great Bustard
13th May: Alderney Community Woodland: Pied Flycatcher
8th May: Mannez Garenne: Nightjar
7th May: Les Etacs: Hobby
3rd May: Clonque Bay: Cuckoo. Rose Farm, Alderney: Cuckoo
2nd May: Essex Hill: Grasshopper Warbler, Dartford Warbler. Platte Saline: Kentish Plover
30th Apr: Alderney Community Woodland: Nightjar
29th Apr: Mannez Garenne: Grasshopper Warbler, Dartford Warbler. Vau de Saou, Alderney: Lesser Whitethroat
(see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

Peter Vaudin (154); Wayne Turner (134); Mark Lawlor (46); Julie Davis (44); Rod Ferbrache (38); Daniel Whitelegg (38); Carolyn Brouard (36); Tony Bisson (34); Kevin Childs (31); Mark Guppy (27); Albert Harvey (20); Vic Froome (13); Mary Simmons (11); Jamie Hooper (8); Nigel Pletts (8); Nina Elliott (7); Anthony Loaring (5); Stephen Bridgman (4); Peter Ward (3); David Spicer (3); (2); Andy Marquis (2); Christopher Wilkinson (1);

On this day...
On this date in 2000 Guernsey's sixteenth record of Avocet was found at the Vale Pond.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 163

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