Turtle Dove -  Rue du Felconte, SPI  -  24/5/2017  -  © Jamie Hooper
Turtle Dove - Rue du Felconte, SPI - 24/5/2017 - © Jamie Hooper

Announcements / news items

JUNE BIRD SECTION MEETING (Thursday 01 June, 1830hrs) - Evening trip to The Humps
This month's Section meeting will be a boat trip on Thursday June 1st. We will meet on the Fish Quay at 1830 for a trip to The Humps. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the mixed seabird colonies. Places are limited to 12 people - please reserve your place by calling Chris on 07911 130415.

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

Bird Section Subs 2017
Dear birders, 2017 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.

New Rare Bird Report 2015 published
The latest report detailing sightings of rare and scarce birds in the Bailiwick of Guernsey has been published and is available for download - click on the Downloads link in the top menu bar.

Guernsey Birds Facebook Group
For informal chat about local birds and more photos, everyone is welcome to join our Guernsey Birds Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/399693560103149/

Alderney Bird Observatory website
The ABO site is now live and has daily blogs from John Horton, the ABO warden. Well worth a look - http://www.alderneybirdobservatory.org

New Guernsey Birds book published

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Latest News (more...)

Mon 15th May
Alderney - Royal Tern briefly in Longis Bay, then heading north.

Fri 12th May
Castel and La Vrangue - Purple Heron over.

Thu 11th May
Rue des Hougues - Dotterel.

Tue 9th May
Claire Mare - Black-winged Stilt.

Sightings Summary

May 2017   GUE   ALD
April 2017   GUE   ALD
March 2017   GUE   ALD
February 2017   GUE   ALD
January 2017   GUE   ALD
All records 2017   GUE   ALD

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Last Updated on May 26, 6:20 AM BST
Situation Clear
Wind East at 12 mph
Temp 17°C
Pressure 1015 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


25th May: Claire Mare: Cetti's Warbler. Jaonneuse: Raven
24th May: Pleinmont: Raven. Rue du Felconte, SPI: Turtle Dove
23rd May: : Long-eared Owl
22nd May: Gouffre: Raven. Herm: Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, Raven. Rue du Felconte, SPI: Turtle Dove
20th May: Petit Bot: Turtle Dove
19th May: Chouet Refuse Tip: Osprey. Claire Mare: Cuckoo. Pleinmont: Lesser Whitethroat, Turtle Dove. Tielles: Raven. Undisclosed: Long-eared Owl. Vale Pond: Little Ringed Plover
18th May: Chouet: Barn Owl. L'Ancresse: Long-eared Owl


22nd May: Alderney Community Woodland: Siskin. Newtown: Nightingale
20th May: Barrackmaster's Lane: Serin. Rose Farm, Alderney: Cuckoo, Nightingale
18th May: Alderney Community Woodland: Cuckoo. Longis Pond: Spotted Flycatcher
16th May: Fort Houmet Herbe: Royal Tern
15th May: Longis Bay: Royal Tern
14th May: Clonque Bay: Black-tailed Godwit. Rose Farm, Alderney: Nightjar
12th May: Giffoine: Hooded Crow. Mannez Quarry: Turtle Dove
11th May: Barrackmaster's Lane: Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher. Telegraph Tower, Alderney: Spotted Flycatcher
10th May: Barrackmaster's Lane: Spotted Flycatcher, Serin. Bibette Head, Alderney: Tree Pipit. Essex Hill: Dartford Warbler (see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

Bob Murphy (352); Julie Davis (140); Albert Harvey (128); Paul Veron (98); John Horton (72); Wayne Turner (64); Andy Marquis (61); Tony Bisson (52); Sarah Garrard (45); Carolyn Brouard (29); Mark Guppy (27); Vic Froome (26); Mary Simmons (26); Jamie Hooper (24); Mark Lawlor (24); Kevin Childs (22); Nigel Pletts (19); Liz Thomson (16); Anthony Loaring (13); David Spicer (13); Dave Andrews (8); Rod Ferbrache (4); Andrew Smith (4); Peter Ward (3); Paul Richardson (3); Abbie Ferrar (2); Dan Scott (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1986 Guernsey's eleventh record of Red-backed Shrike was found at Pleinmont.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 175

(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 - 155
Bob Murphy - 155
Jamie Hooper - 150
Anthony Loaring - 147
David Spicer - 141
Vic Froome - 135
Andy Marquis - 133
Rod Ferbrache - 132
Albert Harvey - 121
Paul Veron - 117
Kevin Childs - 114
Julie Davis - 106
Mary Simmons - 103
Carolyn Brouard - 94
Nigel Pletts - 75
Ian Le Page - 55
Sarah Garrard - 53
Karen Jehan - 41
Peter Ward - 24
Jay Friend - 12
Adrian Bott - 12
Dan Scott - 2
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