Aquatic Warbler -  Claire Mare [CLA]  -  11/8/2018  -  © Anthony Loaring
Aquatic Warbler - Claire Mare [CLA] - 11/8/2018 - © Anthony Loaring

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Alderney trip - Sunday 22nd July
There are just five places left on the boat trip up to Alderney on Sunday. Enjoy the Gannets, Puffins and other seabirds, then in to Alderney for leisurely lunch before heading back. £50 per person. Please contact Chris on 07911 130415 to book.

Bird Section Subs 2018
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
The ABO site is now live and has daily blogs from John Horton, the ABO warden. Well worth a look -

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Sat 11th Aug
Claire Mare - Aquatic Warbler ringed.

Thu 2nd Aug
Claire Mare - Little Stint. Chouet - several Yellow-legged Gulls.

Tue 31st Jul
Claire Mare - Spotted Crake.

Wed 11th Jul
Various sites - Mediterranean Gulls with returning Black-headed Gulls. Rocquaine - Hobby.

Sightings Summary

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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Last Updated on August 15, 8:20 PM BST
Situation Partly Cloudy
Wind WSW at 12 mph
Temp 17°C
Pressure 1019 Mbar.

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Interesting records submitted online


15th Aug: Richmond: Mediterranean Gull
14th Aug: Lihou Island: Pied Flycatcher. Pelagic: Balearic Shearwater, Mediterranean Gull, Storm Petrel. Salerie Corner: Mediterranean Gull
13th Aug: Claire Mare: Green Sandpiper. Pembroke: Grey Seal. Richmond: Curlew Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, Black-tailed Godwit
12th Aug: Colin Best NR: Black-tailed Godwit. Vazon: Mediterranean Gull, Greenshank
11th Aug: Claire Mare: Aquatic Warbler. Pembroke: Bottle-nosed Dolphin
10th Aug: Chouet Hide: Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Arctic Tern, Balearic Shearwater. Chouet: Yellow-legged Gull
(see all...)


15th Aug: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Fan-tailed Warbler, Mediterranean Gull
14th Aug: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Fan-tailed Warbler
13th Aug: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Grey Seal, Fan-tailed Warbler. Longis Pond: Spotted Flycatcher
12th Aug: Braye Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Chateau a l'Etoc: Mediterranean Gull, Balearic Shearwater
11th Aug: Longis Pond: Green Sandpiper, Fan-tailed Warbler. Mannez Quarry: Pied Flycatcher
10th Aug: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Mediterranean Gull, Green Sandpiper
9th Aug: Fort Albert: Cuckoo
8th Aug: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Mediterranean Gull, Pied Flycatcher, Grey Seal. Mannez Lighthouse: Barn Owl
7th Aug: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Fan-tailed Warbler
(see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

ABO (576); Bob Murphy (136); Ian Le Page (123); Wayne Turner (55); Rod Ferbrache (35); Paul Veron (31); Tony Bisson (25); Andy Marquis (23); Albert Harvey (15); Mark Guppy (14); Liz Thomson (11); David Spicer (10); Jean Brown (10); Mary Simmons (8); Vic Froome (6); Anthony Loaring (4); Peter Vaudin (3); Andrew Smith (2); Mark Lawlor (2); Jamie Hooper (2); Kevin Childs (1); Lee Sanders (1); Peter Ward (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1970 Guernsey's first record of Spotted Crake since 1960 was found at the Track Marais by R.Austin.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 197

(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 - 174
Bob Murphy - 170
Anthony Loaring - 165
Jamie Hooper - 160
Vic Froome - 157
David Spicer - 155
ABO - 150
Andy Marquis - 139
Albert Harvey - 134
Mary Simmons - 133
Kevin Childs - 119
Paul Veron - 115
Carolyn Brouard - 113
Nigel Pletts - 94
Julie Davis - 91
Ian Le Page - 81
Peter Ward - 59
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