Category
A
Status
Scarce
Breeding status
First Record
1877
Last Recorded

Dotterel Charadrius morinellus


Dotterel photographed at Mt. Herault [MHE] on 21/9/2012. Photo: © Royston Carré
  Dotterel photographed at Mt. Herault [MHE] on 21/9/2012 Photo: © Royston Carré (visit site)

The Dotterel was recorded by Smith as a "rare occasional visitant... occurring, on both spring and autumn migration." Its status is similar today, although more birds have been recorded in autumn.

Autumn migration is spread from the end of August to the beginning of October but virtually all birds arrive in September.

In spring, records are spread over a six week period from mid-April to the end of May, peaking in the first week of May.

Numbers have varied from 0 to 6 birds annually and there seems to have been a peak of records in the mid- to late 1980s. Since 1990, the number of birds recorded each year has fallen to an average of less than one bird per year.



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Dotterel photographed at Mt. Herault [MHE] on 21/9/2012. Photo: © Royston Carré
Dotterel photographed at Mt. Herault [MHE] on 21/9/2012. Photo: © Royston Carré (visit site)

Dotterel photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 30/8/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Dotterel photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 30/8/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Dotterel photographed at L'Eree [LER] on 7/9/2008. Photo: © Phil Alexander
Dotterel photographed at L'Eree [LER] on 7/9/2008. Photo: © Phil Alexander (visit site)

Dotterel photographed at Pleinmont on 9/10/2009. Photo: © B. Tostevin
Dotterel photographed at Pleinmont on 9/10/2009. Photo: © B. Tostevin (visit site)

Dotterel photographed at Mt. Herault [MHE] on 21/9/2012. Photo: © Adrian Gidney
Dotterel photographed at Mt. Herault [MHE] on 21/9/2012. Photo: © Adrian Gidney (visit site)

Dotterel photographed at L'Eree [LER] on 8/9/2008. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Dotterel photographed at L'Eree [LER] on 8/9/2008. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Dotterel photographed at Herm [HER] on 6/4/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Dotterel photographed at Herm [HER] on 6/4/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Dotterel photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 13/8/2011. Photo: © Vic Froome
Dotterel photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 13/8/2011. Photo: © Vic Froome (visit site)

Dotterel photographed at Herm [HER] on 7/4/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Dotterel photographed at Herm [HER] on 7/4/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Dotterel photographed at Shingle Bank on 7/9/2008. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Dotterel photographed at Shingle Bank on 7/9/2008. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Dotterel photographed at Mt. Herault [MHE] on 21/9/2012. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Dotterel photographed at Mt. Herault [MHE] on 21/9/2012. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Dotterel photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 0/9/2008. Photo: © Dave Andrews
Dotterel photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 0/9/2008. Photo: © Dave Andrews (visit site)

 


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Dotterel L'Ancresse 10/10/1993 13/10/1993 1
Dotterel Pleinmont 18/9/1994 1
Dotterel L'Ancresse 5/5/1996 10/5/1996 1
Dotterel Pleinmont 19/9/1998 25/9/1998 1-4
Dotterel L'Eree 22/8/1999 23/8/1999 1
Dotterel Herm 21/4/2002 1
Dotterel Pleinmont 16/9/2002 1
Dotterel Pleinmont 17/9/2002 1
Dotterel Pleinmont 5/10/2003 1
Dotterel Pleinmont 5/10/2003 1
Dotterel Herm 19/9/2004 1
Dotterel Pleinmont 1/5/2005 1
Dotterel Golf Course 6/9/2005 7/9/2005 1
Dotterel Pleinmont 11/5/2007 1
Dotterel Mt. Herault [MHE] 17/4/2009 1
Dotterel Pleinmont [PLE] 30/8/2010 1
Dotterel Pleinmont [PLE] 9/9/2010 1
Dotterel Pleinmont [PLE] 13/8/2011 1
Dotterel Pleinmont [PLE] 13/8/2011 1
Dotterel Pleinmont [PLE] 13/8/2011 1
Dotterel Pleinmont [PLE] 13/8/2011 1
Dotterel Pleinmont [PLE] 13/8/2011 1
Dotterel Pleinmont [PLE] 14/8/2011 1
Dotterel Pleinmont [PLE] 3/5/2012 1
Dotterel Fort Le Marchant [MAR] 15/7/2012 1
Dotterel Mt. Herault [MHE] 21/9/2012 1
Dotterel Mt. Herault [MHE] 21/9/2012 1
Dotterel Mt. Herault [MHE] 21/9/2012 1
Dotterel Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 7/10/2012 1
Dotterel Herm [HER] 6/4/2015 2
Dotterel Herm [HER] 7/4/2015 2
Dotterel Herm [HER] 7/4/2015 2
Dotterel Herm [HER] 7/4/2015 2
Dotterel Herm [HER] 7/4/2015 2
Dotterel Herm [HER] 7/4/2015 2
Dotterel Airport [AIR] 25/4/2015 2