Red-throated Diver -  Fort Grey  -  6/12/2023  -  ©  Rockdweller
Red-throated Diver - Fort Grey - 6/12/2023 - © 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...)

Sat 2nd Dec
Portelet - Red-throated Diver

Tue 7th Nov
Barras Lane - Glossy Ibis

Sun 5th Nov
Jaonneuse - Leach's Petrel offshore

Fri 3rd Nov
Jaonneuse & Shingle Bank - Sabine's Gull

Sightings Summary

December 2023   GUE   ALD
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October 2023   GUE   ALD
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Latest Weather

Sun 10th December 2023
Situation Clouds
Wind WSW at 23 mph
Temp 12°C
Pressure 1004 Mbar.

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Interesting records submitted online


8th Dec: Perelle: Great Northern Diver. Pleinmont: Hen Harrier
6th Dec: Fort Grey: Red-throated Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Great Northern Diver. Pleinmont: Hen Harrier. Portelet: Red-throated Diver. Rocque Poisson: Great Northern Diver. Vazon: Great Northern Diver
5th Dec: Chemin du Roi, FST: Barn Owl. Grandes Rocques: Great Northern Diver. Portelet: Great Northern Diver. Rocquaine: Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver. Vazon: Great Northern Diver
4th Dec: Shingle Bank: Black Redstart
3rd Dec: Bordeaux: Common Scoter. Colin Best NR: Canada Goose
2nd Dec: Portelet: Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver
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15th Nov: Barrackmaster's Lane: Cirl Bunting. Mannez Lighthouse: Pomarine Skua, Mediterranean Gull
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Observers submitting records this month

Peter Vaudin (14); Mark Guppy (8); (7); Tony Bisson (6); Julie Davis (5); Kevin Childs (5); Vic Froome (4); Dave Carre (2); Mark Lawlor (2); Jamie Hooper (1); Anthony Loaring (1); Wayne Turner (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1962 Guernsey's fifth record of Hooded Crow was found at Portinfer by W.A.Burridge & M.E.Burridge.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 196

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