Semipalmated Sandpiper -  Colin Best NR [CNR]  -  17/5/2018  -  © Andy Stoaling
Semipalmated Sandpiper - Colin Best NR [CNR] - 17/5/2018 - © Andy Stoaling

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The next planned Bird Section event is a boat trip around The Humps on Thursday 14th June. The boat will leave the Fish Quay at 1830hrs. Numbers are limited to 12 and tickets cost £15 - please contact Chris on 07911 130415 to book your place. There will be no indoor meeting in June.

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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Thu 17th May
Colin Best NR - Semipalmated Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover.

Sat 12th May
Fauxquets Valley and other sites - wandering Red Kite.

Sun 6th May
Saumarez Park - Iberian Chiffchaff still present. Reservoir - 2 Cattle Egrets. Vazon/Perelle - long-staying Royal Tern.

Sun 22nd Apr
Saumarez Park - Iberian Chiffchaff.

Sightings Summary

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 May 25, 4:50 PM BST
Situation Scattered Clouds
Wind North at 8 mph
Temp 16°C
Pressure 1017 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


23rd May: Airport: Hobby. Grande Mare: Hen Harrier. Havilland Hall: Cuckoo
21st May: Fauxquets Valley: Osprey. L'Eree: Yellow-legged Gull. Trinity: Spotted Flycatcher
19th May: Colin Best NR: Spotted Flycatcher. Havilland Hall: Cuckoo. Vazon: Greenshank
18th May: Colin Best NR: Little Ringed Plover. Jaonneuse: Cuckoo. Richmond: Curlew Sandpiper. undisclosed site: Long-eared Owl. Vazon: Curlew Sandpiper
17th May: Colin Best NR: Little Ringed Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover
16th May: Bluebell Woods: Golden Oriole. Fauxquets Valley: Hobby
15th May: Bluebell Woods: Golden Oriole


25th May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Quail, Grey Seal, Spotted Flycatcher
24th May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Yellow Wagtail (Grey-headed), Spotted Flycatcher
22nd May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Bee-eater
19th May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Cuckoo, Hobby. Mannez Lighthouse: Grey Seal
18th May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Grey seal
17th May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Grey Seal, Yellow Wagtail (Blue-headed)
16th May: Essex Farm: Black Kite. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Cuckoo, Bee-eater, Yellow Wagtail (Blue-headed), Hobby, Grey Seal. Mannez Lighthouse: Goshawk
15th May: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Yellow Wagtail (Blue-headed) (see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

ABO (1054); Ian Le Page (269); Bob Murphy (231); Wayne Turner (82); Albert Harvey (58); Mark Lawlor (58); Paul Veron (46); Kevin Childs (43); Nigel Pletts (36); Mary Simmons (35); Tony Bisson (29); Mark Guppy (16); Jamie Hooper (14); Liz Thomson (10); Andy Marquis (9); Peter Vaudin (8); Anthony Loaring (8); Andrew Smith (7); David Spicer (7); Julie Davis (7); Vic Froome (7); dave white (6); Rod Ferbrache (5); Carolyn Brouard (2); Tiegan Carre (1); Ian Taylor (1); Dave Andrews (1); Dave Carre (1); Adrian Gidney (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1990 Guernsey's seventh record of Bee-eater was found on Herm by E.C.Brett.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 184

(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 - 163
Bob Murphy - 159
Anthony Loaring - 151
David Spicer - 148
Jamie Hooper - 142
Vic Froome - 142
ABO - 141
Andy Marquis - 130
Mary Simmons - 128
Albert Harvey - 123
Kevin Childs - 116
Carolyn Brouard - 110
Paul Veron - 107
Julie Davis - 91
Nigel Pletts - 88
Ian Le Page - 79
Peter Ward - 23
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