Honey-buzzard -  Grands Marais/Pre [PRE]  -  24/5/2023  -  © Dave Carre
Honey-buzzard - Grands Marais/Pre [PRE] - 24/5/2023 - © Dave Carre

Announcements / news items

Bird Section Indoor Meeting - Thursday 6th July
The indoor meeting of Bird Section which was postponed has been rescheduled. It will be held at Candie at 7.30pm on Thursday 6th July. Everyone is welcome to come along.

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 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.

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: 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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Sat 13th May
Claire Mare - 2 Spoonbills

Mon 8th May
Scramble Track - Woodlark

Mon 1st May
Mont Herault - Hooded Crow

Sun 30th Apr
Les Tielles - Short-toed Lark.

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Fri 9th June 2023
Situation Clouds
Wind SE at 14 mph
Temp 17°C
Pressure 1010 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


8th Jun: Shingle Bank: Black-tailed Godwit
6th Jun: Reservoir: Hobby. Vale Pond: Night-heron
5th Jun: Le Moulin de Haut, CAT: Great Spotted Woodpecker. Portelet: Hobby
4th Jun: St Andrews Church: Great Spotted Woodpecker. Vale Pond: Night-heron
3rd Jun: Fort Hommet: Spotted Flycatcher. Pleinmont: Hen Harrier. St Germain Reserve: Great Spotted Woodpecker
31st May: Gallotin Quarry: Tufted Duck. Mt. Herault: Hen Harrier. Vale Pond: Greenshank
30th May: Vale Pond: Greenshank
29th May: Claire Mare: Greenshank. Reservoir: Canada Goose. Rue des Hougues, STA: Canada Goose. Vale Pond: Greenshank
28th May: Claire Mare: Greenshank. Pleinmont: Cetti's Warbler
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Observers submitting records this month

Peter Vaudin (50); Mary Simmons (15); Tony Bisson (7); Mark Guppy (5); Dave Carre (4); Mark Lawlor (3); Stephen Bridgman (2); Vic Froome (1); Andy Marquis (1); Anthony Loaring (1);

On this day...
On this date in 2006 Guernsey's first record of Short-toed Eagle was found at the Airport by M.A.Guppy.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 166

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