Category
A
Status
Rare
Breeding status
First Record
1974
Last Recorded
2006

Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi


Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 31/10/2014. Photo: © Cindy  Carre
  Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 31/10/2014 Photo: © Cindy Carre (visit site)

Since the first Channel Island record at Port Grat in March 1974, the Richard's Pipit has been a scarce autumn migrant and has been recorded on all the major islands. Most records are of birds in autumn but there have been 3 spring records between late March and early April involving 4 birds. In autumn, sightings are spread out August and December although there is a definite peak of occurrence in October and November. The August record is exceptionally early and refers to the first and only (?) Sark record on 11 August 1977. There is only one other August record of a bird in Alderney on 29 August 1977 (Alderney Bird Report 1979 & 1980).

Despite being a regular migrant in Britain and France, it is less than annual in Guernsey occurring in 13 out of 28 years since the first record and it is likely that this species is overlooked. All records come from coastal headlands, Pleinmont in particular but also Port Grat, L'Ancresse, Fort Doyle and Fort le Marchant. There is one inland record of a bird at the airport and also two birds from La Grande Mare before the recent development took place.



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Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 31/10/2014. Photo: © Cindy  Carre
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 31/10/2014. Photo: © Cindy Carre (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 10/3/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 10/3/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at L'Eree on 14/3/2011. Photo: © Chris Bale
Richard's Pipit photographed at L'Eree on 14/3/2011. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 15/3/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 15/3/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 6/3/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 6/3/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 15/3/2014. Photo: © Karen Jehan
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 15/3/2014. Photo: © Karen Jehan (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pulias on 17/3/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pulias on 17/3/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 15/3/2014. Photo: © Karen Jehan
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 15/3/2014. Photo: © Karen Jehan (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at L'Eree on 22/4/2011. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Richard's Pipit photographed at L'Eree on 22/4/2011. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Mont Herault on 13/9/2009. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Richard's Pipit photographed at Mont Herault on 13/9/2009. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 5/3/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 5/3/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pulias on 17/3/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pulias on 17/3/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont on 8/3/2015. Photo: © Judy Down
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont on 8/3/2015. Photo: © Judy Down (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 8/3/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 8/3/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 15/3/2014. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 15/3/2014. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pulias on 15/3/2009. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pulias on 15/3/2009. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 8/3/2015. Photo: © Judy Down
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 8/3/2015. Photo: © Judy Down (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 31/10/2014. Photo: © Cindy  Carre
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 31/10/2014. Photo: © Cindy Carre (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 3/2/2009. Photo: © Chris Bale
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 3/2/2009. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Fort Doyle on 30/9/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale
Richard's Pipit photographed at Fort Doyle on 30/9/2012. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 15/3/2014. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 15/3/2014. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 8/3/2015. Photo: © Judy Down
Richard's Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 8/3/2015. Photo: © Judy Down (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 20/4/2007. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Richard's Pipit photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 20/4/2007. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Richard's Pipit photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 20/4/2007. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Richard's Pipit photographed at L'Ancresse [LAN] on 20/4/2007. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

 


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Richard's Pipit Pleinmont 6/10/1993 10/10/1993 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont 22/9/1994 23/9/1994 2
Richard's Pipit L'Ancresse 27/9/1994 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont 3/10/1994 7/10/1994 2
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont 10/10/1996 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont 19/10/1997 1
Richard's Pipit Fort Le Marchant 22/9/1998 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont 7/10/1999 1
Richard's Pipit Herm 9/10/1999 1
Richard's Pipit Mt. Herault 5/3/2000 31/3/2000 1
Richard's Pipit Mt. Herault 1/4/2000 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont 28/9/2002 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont 29/9/2002 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont 15/4/2006 1
Richard's Pipit Mont Cuet 20/4/2007 2
Richard's Pipit Jaonneuse 20/4/2007 2
Richard's Pipit Pembroke 20/4/2007 2
Richard's Pipit Pulias [PUL] 5/3/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Pulias [PUL] 7/3/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Pulias [PUL] 8/3/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Pulias [PUL] 10/3/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Pulias [PUL] 11/3/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Pulias [PUL] 15/3/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Pulias [PUL] 15/3/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Pulias [PUL] 16/3/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Pulias [PUL] 17/3/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Fort Hommet [HOM] 28/3/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Fort Hommet [HOM] 29/3/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 5/9/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 17/10/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 17/10/2010 1
Richard's Pipit Colin Best NR [CNR] / Claire Mare [CLA] 13/3/2011 1
Richard's Pipit L'Eree [LER] 14/3/2011 1
Richard's Pipit L'Eree [LER] 14/3/2011 1
Richard's Pipit L'Eree [LER] 14/3/2011 1
Richard's Pipit L'Eree [LER] 14/3/2011 1
Richard's Pipit L'Eree [LER] 15/3/2011 1
Richard's Pipit L'Eree [LER] 22/4/2011 1
Richard's Pipit L'Eree [LER] 24/4/2011 1
Richard's Pipit L'Eree [LER] 25/4/2011 1
Richard's Pipit Colin Best NR [CNR] 25/4/2011 c1
Richard's Pipit Colin Best NR [CNR] 25/4/2011 1
Richard's Pipit mont heralt 1/10/2011 1
Richard's Pipit mont herault 2/10/2011 1
Richard's Pipit Fort Doyle [DOY] 30/9/2012 1
Richard's Pipit Fort Le Marchant [MAR] 22/10/2012 1
Richard's Pipit Scramble Track [SCR] 30/9/2013 1
Richard's Pipit Scramble Track [SCR] 22/10/2013 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 15/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 15/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 15/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 15/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 15/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 15/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 15/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 15/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 15/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 15/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 21/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 22/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 26/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 28/3/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 29/10/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 30/10/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 30/10/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 1/11/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 3/11/2014 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 8/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 8/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 8/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 8/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 8/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 8/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 8/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 9/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 9/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 10/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 10/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 11/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 12/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 13/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 13/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 14/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 16/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 16/3/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Mt. Herault [MHE] 27/9/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 27/9/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 27/9/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 27/9/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 31/10/2015 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 1/5/2016 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 2/5/2016 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 2/5/2016 1
Richard's Pipit Mt. Herault [MHE] 21/9/2016 1
Richard's Pipit Mt. Herault [MHE] 22/9/2016 1
Richard's Pipit Herm [HER] 22/9/2016 1
Richard's Pipit Scramble Track [SCR] 25/9/2016 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 30/10/2016 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 28/4/2017 1
Richard's Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 28/4/2017 1