Common Sandpiper -  Havelet [HAV]  -  9/12/2018  -  © Tony Bisson
Common Sandpiper - Havelet [HAV] - 9/12/2018 - © Tony Bisson

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BIRD SECTION MEETING - Thursday 06 December
This month's Bird Section meeting will be held at Candie on Thursday 06 December at 8pm. All are welcome.

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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Latest News (more...)

Wed 5th Dec
Claire Mare - long-staying Spoonbill.

Sun 18th Nov
Rue des Hougues, SA - 2 Pink-footed Geese in largest field.

Sat 17th Nov
Pleinmont area - 2 Pallid Swifts, Yellowhammer.

Mon 5th Nov
Pleinmont - Common Rosefinch in LSG fields.

Sightings Summary

December 2018   GUE   ALD
November 2018   GUE   ALD
October 2018   GUE   ALD
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 December 12, 11:59 PM GMT
Situation Partly Cloudy
Wind SE at 6 mph
Temp 6.4°C
Pressure 1012 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


12th Dec: Fort Le Crocq: Water Pipit. Grands Marais/Pre: Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting. L'Eree: Great Northern Diver. Perelle: Red-breasted Merganser. Rocquaine: Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Common Gull, Black Redstart. Rue des Bergers: Jack Snipe
11th Dec: Claire Mare: Spoonbill. Rocquaine: Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe. Rue des Bergers: Jack Snipe
10th Dec: Chouet Hide: Great Northern Diver, Sooty Shearwater. Claire Mare: Spoonbill. Pleinmont: Reed Bunting. Rocquaine: Slavonian Grebe, Great Northern Diver
(see all...)


12th Dec: Mannez Quarry: Cetti's Warbler
11th Dec: Mannez Quarry: Cetti's Warbler, Brambling
10th Dec: Longis Bay: Black Redstart
9th Dec: Sur la Ville, Alderney: Greylag Goose (Wild)
5th Dec: Braye Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Longis Common: Barn Owl. Longis Pond: Cetti's Warbler
4th Dec: Mannez Quarry: Barn Owl. Rose Farm, Alderney: Brambling, Siskin
3rd Dec: Saye Bay: Grey Seal
1st Dec: Longis Pond: Cetti's Warbler. Sur la Ville, Alderney: Greylag Goose (Wild), Pink-footed Goose
29th Nov: Chateau a l'Etoc: Black Redstart
28th Nov: Sur la Ville, Alderney: Pink-footed Goose
26th Nov: Barrackmaster's Lane: Great Spotted Woodpecker. Longis Pond: Cetti's Warbler
24th Nov: Essex Hill: Dartford Warbler
(see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

Peter Vaudin (100); Bob Murphy (100); ABO (94); Wayne Turner (85); Ian Le Page (60); Albert Harvey (21); Tony Bisson (19); Mary Simmons (15); Mark Guppy (14); Nigel Pletts (11); Paul Veron (11); Jamie Hooper (9); Andy Marquis (6); Mark Lawlor (5);

On this day...
On this date in 2001 Guernsey's sixth record of White-fronted Goose since 1969 (27 birds) was found at Saints by C.J.Mourant.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 220

(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 - 197
Bob Murphy - 193
Anthony Loaring - 187
Jamie Hooper - 185
ABO - 172
David Spicer - 171
Vic Froome - 165
Andy Marquis - 159
Mary Simmons - 151
Albert Harvey - 151
Rod Ferbrache - 150
Paul Veron - 131
Kevin Childs - 124
Carolyn Brouard - 113
Nigel Pletts - 99
Julie Davis - 91
Ian Le Page - 88
Peter Ward - 73
Tim Earl - 72
Dave Carre - 38
Phil Atkinson - 2
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