Caspian Gull -  L'Eree [LER]  -  18/9/2018  -  © Anthony Loaring
Caspian Gull - L'Eree [LER] - 18/9/2018 - © Anthony Loaring

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Dear birders, 2018 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 the 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 -

Alderney Bird Observatory website
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Latest News (more...)

Tue 18th Sep
Perelle & Colin Best NR - first-winter Caspian Gull.

Fri 14th Sep
Richmond - Little Gull.

Sun 9th Sep
Pelagic - Ocean Sunfish, Harbour Porpoise, Little Gull, Wilson's Petrel.

Sat 8th Sep
Pleinmont - Barred Warbler reported.

Sightings Summary

September 2018   GUE   ALD
August 2018   GUE   ALD
July 2018   GUE   ALD
June 2018   GUE   ALD
May 2018   GUE   ALD
April 2018   GUE   ALD
March 2018   GUE   ALD
February 2018   GUE   ALD
January 2018   GUE   ALD
All records 2018   GUE   ALD

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Latest Weather

Last Updated on September 24, 4:00 AM BST
Situation Scattered Clouds
Wind NNE at 8 mph
Temp 11°C
Pressure 1036 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


23rd Sep: Chouet Hide: Arctic Skua, Unidentified shearwater, Common Scoter, Balearic Shearwater, Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Sooty Shearwater, Great Skua, Arctic Tern, Little Gull. Claire Mare: Green Sandpiper. Fauxquets Valley: Barn Owl. Fort Le Marchant: Great Skua. Jaonneuse: Sooty Shearwater, Arctic Skua, Great Skua, Common Scoter, Balearic Shearwater. Perelle: Caspian Gull
22nd Sep: Chouet: Honey-buzzard. Claire Mare: Greenshank
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23rd Sep: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Mediterranean Gull, Grey Seal
21st Sep: Chateau a l'Etoc: Balearic Shearwater, Great Skua
20th Sep: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Mediterranean Gull, Grey Seal. Platte Saline: Bottle-nosed Dolphin
19th Sep: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Wryneck
18th Sep: Corbletts Quarry, Alderney: Greenshank, Kingfisher. Crabby Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Mediterranean Gull. Longis Pond: Kingfisher. Mannez Quarry: Merlin
17th Sep: Corbletts Quarry, Alderney: Kingfisher. Mannez Garenne: Pied Flycatcher. Mannez Lighthouse: Mediterranean Gull
16th Sep: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Grey Seal, Mediterranean Gull. The Nunnery, Alderney: Hen Harrier
(see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

ABO (866); Bob Murphy (181); Wayne Turner (96); Paul Veron (92); Tony Bisson (72); Peter Ward (66); Andy Marquis (53); Mark Lawlor (53); Mark Guppy (49); Mary Simmons (46); Albert Harvey (40); Peter Vaudin (38); Ian Le Page (33); Jamie Hooper (23); Anthony Loaring (22); Nigel Pletts (14); Rod Ferbrache (12); Liz Thomson (11); Tim Earl (11); Vic Froome (10); Andrew Smith (8); Dave Carre (8); David Spicer (8); Barry Wells (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1932 Guernsey's first record of Corn Bunting was found at Pleinmont by F.L.Tanner.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 205

(Species recorded in 2014: 196)
(Species recorded in 2013: 191)
(Species recorded in 2012: 215)
(Species recorded in 2011: 208)
(Species recorded in 2010: 210)

Personal year list totals
Liz Thomson - 184
Anthony Loaring - 181
Bob Murphy - 180
Jamie Hooper - 177
Vic Froome - 164
David Spicer - 164
ABO - 158
Andy Marquis - 152
Mary Simmons - 145
Albert Harvey - 142
Paul Veron - 126
Kevin Childs - 124
Carolyn Brouard - 113
Nigel Pletts - 96
Julie Davis - 91
Ian Le Page - 82
Tim Earl - 72
Peter Ward - 68
Phil Atkinson - 2
Adrian Bott - 1
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