Merlin -  Pleinmont [PLE]  -  16/10/2018  -  © Anthony Loaring
Merlin - Pleinmont [PLE] - 16/10/2018 - © Anthony Loaring

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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
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Latest News (more...)

Tue 16th Oct
Vaux de Monel - 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in feeding party.

Mon 15th Oct
Pleinmont - Presumed Pallid Swift.

Sat 13th Oct
Fort Le Crocq - Rose-coloured Starling. Shingle Bank - Spoonbill

Fri 12th Oct
Pezeries - Yellow-browed Warbler in The Dell.

Sightings Summary

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 October 17, 8:59 PM BST
Situation Clear
Wind SE at 0 mph
Temp 12.9°C
Pressure 1021 Mbar.


Interesting records submitted online


17th Oct: Mt. Herault: Woodlark, Merlin. Pleinmont: Siskin, Golden Plover, Reed Bunting
16th Oct: Fort Hommet: Lesser Whitethroat. Mt. Herault: Water Pipit. Pleinmont: Black Redstart, Siskin, Brambling, Yellow-browed Warbler
15th Oct: Pezeries: Yellow-browed Warbler. Pleinmont: Ring Ouzel, Redstart, Pallid Swift, Great Northern Diver. Trinity: Pallid Swift
14th Oct: Claire Mare: Kingfisher. Colin Best NR: Mediterranean Gull. Vale Pond: Kingfisher
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17th Oct: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, Mediterranean Gull, Cetti's Warbler, Grey Seal. Mannez Quarry: Reed Bunting, Cetti's Warbler
16th Oct: Longis Common: Merlin. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Reed Bunting, Mediterranean Gull, Little Bunting, Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher, Mistle Thrush
15th Oct: Rose Farm, Alderney: Siskin
13th Oct: Braye Bay: Mediterranean Gull. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Common Gull, Kingfisher, Mediterranean Gull. Platte Saline: Common Gull
(see all...)

Observers submitting records this month

ABO (732); Wayne Turner (148); Bob Murphy (43); Albert Harvey (27); Mark Lawlor (19); Tony Bisson (14); Andy Marquis (11); Mark Guppy (10); Peter Vaudin (10); Jamie Hooper (8); Peter Ward (8); Nigel Pletts (7); Dave Carre (6); David Spicer (6); Adrian Bott (3); Liz Thomson (3); Mary Simmons (2); Rod Ferbrache (1); Jean Brown (1); Adrian Gidney (1); Anthony Loaring (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1974 Guernsey's sixth record of Bluethroat was found at La Mare de Carteret.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 213

(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 - 186
Jamie Hooper - 183
Anthony Loaring - 182
Bob Murphy - 182
David Spicer - 168
ABO - 166
Vic Froome - 165
Andy Marquis - 153
Albert Harvey - 145
Mary Simmons - 145
Paul Veron - 127
Kevin Childs - 124
Carolyn Brouard - 113
Nigel Pletts - 97
Julie Davis - 91
Ian Le Page - 84
Tim Earl - 72
Peter Ward - 70
Adrian Bott - 4
Phil Atkinson - 2
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