Lapland Bunting -  Chouet [CHO]  -  24/11/2022  -  © Rod Ferbrache
Lapland Bunting - Chouet [CHO] - 24/11/2022 - © Rod Ferbrache

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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.

Indoor Meeting - Wed 7th Dec, 7.30pm at Candie
There will be a quick meeting with homemade mince pies, followed at 8.00pm by an illustrated talk as Julie Davis reports back on the Barn Owl Survey and future plans. The Section welcomes anyone who enjoys Guernsey's birds. If you are not a member and are interested in joining, you need to be a member of La Société Guernesiaise. Section subs are £5 a year. You would be very welcome to come to this members' meeting and subs will cover 2023 as well.

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.

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...)

Mon 28th Nov
Richmond, Vazon - Eider

Sun 20th Nov
Jaonneuse - passage of 40 Little Gulls west. Velvet Scoter headed east.

Mon 7th Nov
Pleinmont - Little Bunting

Thu 3rd Nov
Pleinmont - Blyth's Pipit

Sightings Summary

December 2022   GUE   ALD
November 2022   GUE   ALD
October 2022   GUE   ALD
September 2022   GUE   ALD
August 2022   GUE   ALD
July 2022   GUE   ALD
June 2022   GUE   ALD
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

Sun 4th December 2022
Situation Clouds
Wind E at 14 mph
Temp 7°C
Pressure 1011 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


3rd Dec: Oatlands: Black Redstart. Richmond: Black Redstart, Water Pipit
2nd Dec: Fort Grey: Slavonian Grebe. Perelle: Black Redstart. Rocquaine: Caspian Gull. Shingle Bank: Dartford Warbler
1st Dec: Colin Best NR: Dartford Warbler. Fort Grey: Slavonian Grebe. L'Eree: Great Northern Diver. Pembroke: Great Northern Diver
30th Nov: Rocquaine: Slavonian Grebe. Shingle Bank: Great Northern Diver, Common Gull, Mediterranean Gull
29th Nov: Richmond: Kingfisher. Rocquaine: Great Northern Diver. Vale Pond: Kingfisher
28th Nov: Jaonneuse: Purple Sandpiper. Pezeries: Grey Seal
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14th Nov: Kiln Farm, Alderney: Great White Egret, Cirl Bunting
12th Nov: Crabby Bay: Black Redstart. Crabby Quarry, Alderney: Kingfisher. Essex Farm: Cetti's Warbler. Platte Saline: Black Redstart
7th Nov: Crabby Bay: Mediterranean Gull, Black Redstart
6th Nov: Longis Bay: Black Redstart, Ring Ouzel
5th Nov: Essex Farm: Cetti's Warbler, Brambling, Siskin
4th Nov: St Anne: Black Redstart
(see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

Wayne Turner (20); Mark Lawlor (5); Tony Bisson (3); Mary Simmons (3); Dave Carre (2); Peter Vaudin (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1955 Guernsey's thirteenth record of Stone Curlew was found at Les Vauxbelets by E.Enevoldsen.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 200

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