Bottle-nosed Dolphin -  Fort Hommet [HOM]  -  21/5/2019  -  © Tony Bisson
Bottle-nosed Dolphin - Fort Hommet [HOM] - 21/5/2019 - © Tony Bisson

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Owl walk and bar meal - Thursday 27 June
We are planning an evening bar meal at the Longfrie, followed by a walk, hoping to see owls, on Thursday 27 June. We need to know numbers in advance. Please reserve your place by contacting Chris on 07911 130415.

Bird Section Subs 2019
Dear birders, 2019 Bird Section subscriptions are now due. Each year, the 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. Please send payment to Jamie Hooper, 1 Trinity Cottages, Torteval, GY8 0QD. Only Societe members can technically be section members but donations from non-members are welcome too! Many thanks and happy birding.

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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Mon 20th May
Claire Mare - 2 Spoonbills. Pleinmont - 2 Turtle Doves.

Fri 17th May
Grande Mare - Canada Goose

Sun 12th May
St. Peters - Golden Oriole, Serin, Hawfinch.

Sat 11th May
Gallotin Quarry - Canada Goose

Sightings Summary

June 2019   GUE   ALD
May 2019   GUE   ALD
April 2019   GUE   ALD
March 2019   GUE   ALD
February 2019   GUE   ALD
January 2019   GUE   ALD
All records 2019   GUE   ALD

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19th Jun: Chateau a l'Etoc: Mediterranean Gull. Claire Mare: Spoonbill
18th Jun: Rocquaine: Grey Seal
17th Jun: Claire Mare: Spoonbill. Pleinmont: Balearic Shearwater
16th Jun: Chouet: Balearic Shearwater. Claire Mare: Spoonbill. La Grande Pré: Lesser Whitethroat, Barn Owl
14th Jun: Claire Mare: Spoonbill
13th Jun: Claire Mare: Spoonbill. Pleinmont: Unidentified shearwater. Rocquaine: Grey Seal
11th Jun: Claire Mare: Spoonbill. Mt. Herault: Grey Seal
10th Jun: Claire Mare: Spoonbill. La Congrelle, Pleinmont: Balearic Shearwater. Rue des Bergers: Great Spotted Woodpecker. Scramble Track: Lesser Whitethroat
9th Jun: Herm: Hoopoe
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11th Jun: Braye Bay: Barn Owl. Mannez Garenne: Barn Owl. Telegraph Bay: Dartford Warbler
10th Jun: Fort Houmet Herbe: Grey Seal
6th Jun: Essex Hill: Honey-buzzard
4th Jun: Mannez Garenne: Lesser Whitethroat
3rd Jun: Telegraph Bay: Hobby
1st Jun: Alderney golf course: Spotted Flycatcher
31st May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Spotted Flycatcher, Short-eared Owl
30th May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Grey Seal
29th May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Great White Egret
28th May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Mediterranean Gull, Spotted Flycatcher
27th May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Common Rosefinch, Barn Owl, Grey Seal
26th May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Grey Seal, Cuckoo
25th May: Barrackmaster's Lane: Spotted Flycatcher
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Observers submitting records this month

Ian Le Page (190); Bob Murphy (182); Peter Vaudin (94); Peter Nason (61); Wayne Turner (30); ABO (27); Justin Hart (16); Peter Ward (15); Paul Veron (9); Liz Thomson (8); Mark Guppy (6); Nigel Pletts (6); Tony Bisson (6); Jamie Hooper (3); Kevin Childs (3); Mark Lawlor (1); Dave Carre (1); Vic Froome (1); Rod Ferbrache (1); Mary Simmons (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1998 Guernsey's eighth record of Osprey was found at La Corbiere by G.C.Vaudin.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 184

(Species recorded in 2017: 223)
(Species recorded in 2016: 212)
(Species recorded in 2015: 206)
(Species recorded in 2014: 196)
(Species recorded in 2013: 191)

Personal year list totals
Liz Thomson - 161
ABO - 150
Anthony Loaring - 143
Rod Ferbrache - 133
David Spicer - 130
Vic Froome - 124
Andy Marquis - 122
Mary Simmons - 107
Albert Harvey - 105
Kevin Childs - 101
Ian Le Page - 90
Nigel Pletts - 74
Carolyn Brouard - 63
Paul Veron - 60
Peter Ward - 50
Peter Nason - 40
Adrian Gidney - 31
Frances Browning - 17
Tim Maclure - 2
Stuart Dunn - 1
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