Category
A
Status
Vagrant
Breeding status
First Record
1951
Last Recorded
2006

Woodlark Lullula arborea


Woodlark photographed at Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] on 7/11/2012. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
  Woodlark photographed at Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] on 7/11/2012 Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

The first records in thre Bailiwick come from Sark; two were seen in April 1907 and R.M. Lockley saw one on August 21 1950. There are three old Guernsey records documented in Bisson. The first record was from December 23rd 1951 when a flock of at least 20 birds was seen at Moulin de Haut, Castel. One was subsequently shot and the identification confirmed. Presumably what was the same party of birds was still present on 17th January 1952. The other old record is of a flock of approximately 30 birds with Skylarks in Herm on 25 March 1958.

Since 1969, Woodlarks have been an extreme vagrant but in recent years increasing numbers have been seen (and heard) on passage and in winter.



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Woodlark photographed at Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] on 7/11/2012. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Woodlark photographed at Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] on 7/11/2012. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Woodlark photographed at Rue des Hougues, STA on 7/11/2012. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Woodlark photographed at Rue des Hougues, STA on 7/11/2012. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Woodlark photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 5/4/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Woodlark photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 5/4/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Woodlark photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 19/10/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Woodlark photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 19/10/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Woodlark photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 6/4/2015. Photo: © Andy Marquis
Woodlark photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 6/4/2015. Photo: © Andy Marquis (visit site)

Woodlark photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 5/4/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Woodlark photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 5/4/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

 


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Woodlark Herm 14/10/1995 6
Woodlark Vara Road 16/4/2000 1
Woodlark St Martin's Churchyard 3/12/2000 1
Woodlark Rue du Closel, VAL 26/10/2006 1
Woodlark La Ruette des Ponchez 21/10/2007 2
Woodlark Herm 23/10/2007 4
Woodlark Pezeries [PEZ] 27/10/2009 1
Woodlark Grande Mare [GMA] 7/1/2010 4
Woodlark Sark [SAK] 17/1/2010 2
Woodlark Mt. Herault [MHE] 22/10/2010 2
Woodlark Route De Sous L'Eglise 25/10/2010 4
Woodlark Scramble Track [SCR] 16/10/2011 1
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 16/10/2011 1
Woodlark Mt. Herault [MHE] 21/10/2011 1
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 25/10/2011 1
Woodlark Mont Herault 26/10/2011 1
Woodlark Jerbourg [JER] 29/10/2011 1
Woodlark Rue de Valniquets [RDV] 4/11/2011 1
Woodlark Pezeries [PEZ] 13/3/2012 1
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 19/10/2012 2
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 19/10/2012 2
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 20/10/2012 2
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 20/10/2012 2
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 20/10/2012 1
Woodlark Mt. Herault [MHE] 21/10/2012 1
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 26/10/2012 1
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 7/11/2012 6
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 7/11/2012 6
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 7/11/2012 6
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 7/11/2012 4
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 8/11/2012 1
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 8/11/2012 3
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 9/11/2012 5
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 9/11/2012 4
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 9/11/2012 6
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 9/11/2012 1
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 9/11/2012 1
Woodlark Pezeries [PEZ] 9/11/2012 1
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 10/11/2012 6
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 10/11/2012 6
Woodlark st andrews 11/11/2012 3
Woodlark Rue des Houges, SSV 13/11/2012 4
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 14/11/2012 4
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 24/11/2012 4
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 29/11/2012 4
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 3/1/2013 1
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 4/1/2013 4
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 5/1/2013 6
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 5/1/2013 4
Woodlark Rue des Houges, SSV 6/1/2013 2
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 6/1/2013 2
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 6/1/2013 2
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 6/1/2013 2
Woodlark Bordeaux [BOR] 30/1/2013 1
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 31/3/2013 1
Woodlark Les Grantez, CAT [LGZ] 24/4/2013 1
Woodlark Mt. Herault [MHE] 6/10/2013 1
Woodlark Mt. Herault [MHE] 6/10/2013 1+
Woodlark Mt. Herault [MHE] 6/10/2013 1
Woodlark Mt. Herault [MHE] 6/10/2013 1+
Woodlark Saints [SAI] 24/10/2013 1
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 25/10/2013 1
Woodlark Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 25/10/2013 1
Woodlark Icart [ICA] 20/10/2014 1
Woodlark Icart [ICA] 20/10/2014 1
Woodlark Scramble Track [SCR] 26/10/2014 3
Woodlark Scramble Track [SCR] 26/10/2014 3
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 5/4/2015 1
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 6/4/2015 1
Woodlark Fort Doyle [DOY] 14/4/2015 1
Woodlark Fort Doyle [DOY] 14/4/2015 1
Woodlark Scramble Track [SCR] 3/10/2015 1
Woodlark Essex Hill 9/10/2015 3
Woodlark Mannez Lighthouse 9/10/2015 1
Woodlark Longis Common 12/10/2015 2
Woodlark Mt. Herault [MHE] 17/10/2015 1
Woodlark Mt. Herault [MHE] 17/10/2015 1
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 18/10/2015 4
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 19/10/2015 3
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 19/10/2015 2
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 19/10/2015 2
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 20/10/2015 2
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 20/10/2015 3
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 20/10/2015 2
Woodlark Prevote [PRV] 20/10/2015 1
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 22/10/2015 2
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 24/10/2015 1
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 25/10/2015 2
Woodlark Pleinmont [PLE] 25/10/2015 3
Woodlark Scramble Track [SCR] 31/10/2015 2
Woodlark Mt. Herault [MHE] 31/10/2015 2
Woodlark Claire Mare [CLA] 24/10/2016 1
Woodlark Claire Mare [CLA] 24/10/2016 1
Woodlark Mannez Quarry 24/10/2016 5