Redstart -  Pleinmont   -  7/4/2019  -  © Adrian Bott
Redstart - Pleinmont - 7/4/2019 - © Adrian Bott

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April's meeting will be held at Candie on Thursday 04 April at 8pm. As normal, all are welcome to join us.

OSPREY TALK - Thursday 7 March
A talk entitled “Osprey’s Home and Away” by visiting speaker Paul Stammers will be held on Thursday 7 March at 7.30pm in the Harry Bound Room at Les Cotils. It is free to Société Members, £5 to non-members payable on the door. Please join us.

Bird Section Subs 2019
Dear birders, 2019 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 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 -

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Sun 14th Apr
Pleinmont - 2 Cirl Buntings. La Villette - Hoopoe

Wed 10th Apr
Pleinmont - Tawny Pipit near Scramble Track.

Tue 9th Apr
Le Bigard - Cirl Bunting.

Mon 8th Apr
La Congruelle, Pleinmont - Cirl Bunting.

Sightings Summary

April 2019   GUE   ALD
March 2019   GUE   ALD
February 2019   GUE   ALD
January 2019   GUE   ALD
All records 2019   GUE   ALD

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20th Apr: Chateau a l'Etoc: Grey Seal, Tree Pipit
19th Apr: Claire Mare: Cetti's Warbler. Colin Best NR: Spoonbill. Fauxquets Valley: Cuckoo. Fort Saumarez: Cuckoo. Fort Saumarezf: Cuckoo. Grands Marais/Pre: Cetti's Warbler. Lihou Headland: Tree Pipit. Pleinmont: Redstart, Cirl Bunting. Vauvert: Honey-buzzard
18th Apr: Catioroc: Spoonbill. Claire Mare: Cetti's Warbler. Colin Best NR: Wood Sandpiper. Jerbourg: Hobby. Pleinmont: Cirl Bunting, Hobby. Rue des Bergers: Honey-buzzard, Cetti's Warbler
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18th Apr: Giffoine: Short-eared Owl. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Cuckoo, Black Redstart, Tree Pipit, Redstart
17th Apr: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Redstart, Hoopoe, Ring Ouzel
16th Apr: Alderney Airport: Cuckoo. Giffoine: Ring Ouzel, Dartford Warbler, Redstart. Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Black Redstart, Tree Pipit, Olive-backed Pipit, Ring Ouzel, Hawfinch, Great White Egret, Redstart
15th Apr: Longis Common - ABO Daily Census: Ring Ouzel
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Observers submitting records this month

ABO (1022); Bob Murphy (485); Ian Le Page (254); Peter Vaudin (178); Justin Hart (89); Wayne Turner (82); Albert Harvey (78); Vic Froome (62); Rod Ferbrache (57); Mary Simmons (40); Andy Marquis (35); Liz Thomson (35); Jamie Hooper (28); Tony Bisson (27); Anthony Loaring (26); Paul Veron (25); David Spicer (20); Frances Browning (18); Kevin Childs (18); Mark Lawlor (12); Mark Guppy (12); Dave Carre (12); Peter Ward (5); Christopher Massey (4); Carolyn Brouard (3); Nigel Pletts (3); Adrian Gidney (2); Henry Rowe (1); Stuart Dunn (1); Lee Sanders (1); Mike Cunningham (1);

On this day...
On this date in 1975 Guernsey's first record of Kentish Plover since they last bred in 1974 was found at the Shingle Bank by A.J.Bisson.

Wild species recorded this year to date: 165

(Species recorded in 2017: 223)
(Species recorded in 2016: 212)
(Species recorded in 2015: 206)
(Species recorded in 2014: 196)
(Species recorded in 2013: 191)

Personal year list totals
Liz Thomson - 147
Anthony Loaring - 124
ABO - 124
Vic Froome - 122
Rod Ferbrache - 116
David Spicer - 112
Andy Marquis - 103
Albert Harvey - 103
Mary Simmons - 88
Kevin Childs - 82
Ian Le Page - 79
Nigel Pletts - 65
Carolyn Brouard - 53
Peter Ward - 49
Paul Veron - 43
Adrian Gidney - 31
Frances Browning - 17
Stuart Dunn - 1
Tim Maclure - 1
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