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Status
Uncommon
Breeding status
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Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis


Tree Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 19/4/2014. Photo: ©  Rockdweller
  Tree Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 19/4/2014 Photo: © Rockdweller (visit site)

Smith describes Tree Pipits as a "very numerous summer visitant to all the Islands, breeding in great numbers in the parts suited to it". He describes it nesting in gorse bushes. As Dobson points out, Tree Pipits tend to nest on the ground and it may be that he was mistaking this species for Meadow Pipits. Interestingly a similar pattern is found in the Jersey literature and de Gruchy, who is usually a very reliable observer, refers to it as a common summer visitor. Dobson also refers to B.W. Tucker who saw birds in Alderney in summer. It may be that these observers were mistaken but each was familiar with Meadow Pipits

Tree Pipits are now a regular spring and autumn migrant to all the islands. It has probably been overlooked in recent years but regular records are received from all the major islands the Bailiwick. The numbers passing through in spring and autumn have probably declined over the last century - in 1920 it was described as a common migrant in Alderney (Dobson). In Britain, its range has contracted markedly in the intervening period (Gibbons et al. 1994) and the number of migrants recorded in the islands could be expected to drop.

As with many migrants, the number of birds recorded is lower in spring than autumn. In spring, the birds start moving through the islands in the second week of April and passage continues through to the third week in May. In autumn, the first birds are recorded in the third week in August but the majority of records occur during September. Between 1993 and 1999, there were a scattering of records in October but there are older records of birds in November (Dobson).

Most birds are seen on coastal headlands on the west coast, especially Pleinmont. In recent years, records have come from a wider variety of areas showing that this species is more widespread than previously thought. Birds have been recorded in inland areas such as the Reservoir and the Talbot Valley, in agricultural land around Le Coudré and also the south coast. The majority of records are fly-overs identified by call and are of single birds or pairs.



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Tree Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 19/4/2014. Photo: ©  Rockdweller
Tree Pipit photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 19/4/2014. Photo: © Rockdweller (visit site)

Tree Pipit photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 16/5/2013. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Tree Pipit photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 16/5/2013. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Tree Pipit photographed at Rue des Houges, SSV on 20/4/2016. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Tree Pipit photographed at Rue des Houges, SSV on 20/4/2016. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Tree Pipit photographed at Alderney [ALD] on 23/4/2015. Photo: © Wayne Turner
Tree Pipit photographed at Alderney [ALD] on 23/4/2015. Photo: © Wayne Turner (visit site)

Tree Pipit photographed at Belle Greve Vinery on 25/4/2013. Photo: © Dave Andrews
Tree Pipit photographed at Belle Greve Vinery on 25/4/2013. Photo: © Dave Andrews (visit site)

Tree Pipit photographed at Scramble Track [SCR] on 12/4/2016. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Tree Pipit photographed at Scramble Track [SCR] on 12/4/2016. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Tree Pipit photographed at St Peters Church [SP2] on 18/4/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Tree Pipit photographed at St Peters Church [SP2] on 18/4/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Tree Pipit photographed at Bas Capelles [BAS] on 22/4/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Tree Pipit photographed at Bas Capelles [BAS] on 22/4/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Tree Pipit photographed at Bas Capelles on 22/4/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Tree Pipit photographed at Bas Capelles on 22/4/2012. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)



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Tree Pipit Jerbourg 15/4/1993 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 18/4/1993 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 19/4/1993 2
Tree Pipit Jerbourg 22/4/1993 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 29/8/1993 4+
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 30/8/1993 2
Tree Pipit Bouvée 11/9/1993 5
Tree Pipit Bouvée 12/9/1993 2
Tree Pipit Le Guet 16/9/1993 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 7/9/1994 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 11/9/1994 3+
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 11/9/1994 1
Tree Pipit Reservoir 15/10/1994 3
Tree Pipit Reservoir 20/4/1995 2
Tree Pipit Claire Mare 30/4/1995 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 5/5/1995 1
Tree Pipit Reservoir 17/5/1995 1
Tree Pipit Les Hures 18/8/1995 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 20/8/1995 1
Tree Pipit Reservoir 29/8/1995 30/8/1995 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 2/9/1995 2
Tree Pipit Talbot Valley 3/9/1995 1
Tree Pipit Petit Bot 16/9/1995 1-5
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 17/9/1995 1
Tree Pipit Port Soif 16/4/1996 2
Tree Pipit Lihou Island 4/5/1996 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 11/9/1996 2
Tree Pipit Reservoir 23/4/1997 3
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 4/5/1997 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 8/9/1997 1
Tree Pipit Fort Saumarez 10/9/1997 1
Tree Pipit Trinity 22/10/1997 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 13/4/1998 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 22/4/1998 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 24/4/1998 1
Tree Pipit Herm 3/5/1998 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 10/5/1998 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 8/9/1998 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 20/9/1998 3
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 20/9/1998 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 21/9/1998 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 25/9/1998 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 4/4/1999 8/4/1999 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 1/5/1999 2
Tree Pipit Fort Saumarez 9/5/1999 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 9/5/1999 1
Tree Pipit Rue de la Rocque 9/5/1999 1
Tree Pipit Fort Doyle 15/8/1999 1
Tree Pipit Fort Doyle 29/8/1999 1
Tree Pipit Fort Doyle 3/9/1999 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 4/9/1999 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 27/4/2000 5
Tree Pipit Barras Lane 29/4/2000 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 9/9/2000 13/9/2000 1-3
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 10/9/2000 8
Tree Pipit Grandes Havres 11/9/2000 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 22/9/2000 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 20/4/2002 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 21/4/2002 1
Tree Pipit Track Marais 5/5/2002 1
Tree Pipit Vale Pond 12/5/2002 1
Tree Pipit Clos des Pecqueries 28/8/2002 1
Tree Pipit Clos des Pecqueries 1/9/2002 1
Tree Pipit Fort Le Marchant 11/9/2002 1
Tree Pipit Pulias 12/9/2002 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 14/9/2002 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 14/9/2002 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 15/9/2002 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 28/9/2002 1
Tree Pipit Herm 4/5/2003 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 4/5/2003 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 31/8/2003 3
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 13/9/2003 1
Tree Pipit Clos des Pecqueries 20/9/2003 1
Tree Pipit Fort Saumarez 12/10/2003 1
Tree Pipit Chouet 22/4/2004 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 2/5/2004 1
Tree Pipit Fauxquets Valley 2/5/2004 1
Tree Pipit Les Effards, STS 8/8/2004 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 22/8/2004 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 10/9/2004 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 24/4/2005 1
Tree Pipit Jaonneuse 15/8/2005 1
Tree Pipit Scramble Track 1/9/2005 3
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 4/9/2005 1
Tree Pipit Golf Course 9/9/2005 1
Tree Pipit Mt. Herault 13/9/2005 1
Tree Pipit Rousse 13/9/2005 1
Tree Pipit Pulias 17/9/2005 1
Tree Pipit Claire Mare 23/10/2005 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 17/4/2006 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 19/4/2006 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 10/9/2006 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 17/9/2006 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 11/4/2007 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 21/4/2007 1
Tree Pipit Fort Doyle 22/4/2007 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 26/4/2007 1
Tree Pipit Trinity 4/5/2007 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont 15/9/2007 1
Tree Pipit Pulias [PUL] 14/8/2009 2
Tree Pipit Jerbourg [JER] 29/9/2009 0
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 16/4/2010 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 18/4/2010 1
Tree Pipit St Andrew's Primary School 30/4/2010 30/4/2010 1
Tree Pipit Grande Mare [GMA] 2/5/2010 1
Tree Pipit Jerbourg [JER] 15/8/2010 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 16/8/2010 1
Tree Pipit Jerbourg [JER] 1/9/2010 3
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 2/9/2010 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 2/9/2010 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 3/9/2010 1
Tree Pipit Pulias [PUL] 13/9/2010 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 23/9/2010 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 16/4/2011 2
Tree Pipit Lihou Headland [LCH] 16/4/2011 1
Tree Pipit Lihou Headland [LCH] 16/4/2011 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 29/4/2011 1
Tree Pipit Pezeries [PEZ] 9/5/2011 1
Tree Pipit Bordeaux [BOR] 9/8/2011 1
Tree Pipit Herm [HER] 19/8/2011 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 20/8/2011 1
Tree Pipit Scramble Track [SCR] 20/8/2011 1
Tree Pipit Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 20/8/2011 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 23/8/2011 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 14/4/2012 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 14/4/2012 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 14/4/2012 1
Tree Pipit La Corbinerie [C02] 16/4/2012 2
Tree Pipit L'Ancresse [LAN] 21/4/2012 1
Tree Pipit Bas Capelles [BAS] 22/4/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 27/4/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 28/4/2012 2
Tree Pipit Grandes Havres [GHA] 28/4/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 28/4/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 2/5/2012 1
Tree Pipit Grande Mare [GMA] 3/5/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 6/5/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 6/5/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pezeries [PEZ] 7/5/2012 1
Tree Pipit Herm [HER] 11/5/2012 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 12/5/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 13/5/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 19/5/2012 1
Tree Pipit Icart [ICA] 9/9/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 12/9/2012 1
Tree Pipit Scramble Track [SCR] 15/9/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 15/9/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 15/9/2012 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 20/9/2012 2
Tree Pipit Rue de Valniquets [RDV] 20/10/2012 1
Tree Pipit Trinity [TRI] 14/4/2013 4
Tree Pipit Herm [HER] 15/4/2013 1
Tree Pipit Herm [HER] 15/4/2013 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 17/4/2013 3
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 17/4/2013 3
Tree Pipit Belle greve Vinery 25/4/2013 1
Tree Pipit Mt. Herault [MHE] 26/4/2013 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 26/4/2013 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 5/5/2013 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 6/5/2013 1
Tree Pipit Pulias [PUL] 16/5/2013 1
Tree Pipit Pulias [PUL] 3/6/2013 1
Tree Pipit Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 1/9/2013 1
Tree Pipit Miellette [MIE] 1/9/2013 1
Tree Pipit Scramble Track [SCR] 6/9/2013 1
Tree Pipit Corbiere [COR] 6/10/2013 1
Tree Pipit Catioroc [CAT] 17/3/2014 1
Tree Pipit Pulias [PUL] 23/4/2014 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 4/5/2014 1
Tree Pipit Catioroc [CAT] 7/5/2014 1
Tree Pipit Icart [ICA] 31/8/2014 1
Tree Pipit Lihou Headland [LCH] 3/9/2014 1
Tree Pipit Icart [ICA] 7/9/2014 2
Tree Pipit Corbiere [COR] 7/9/2014 2
Tree Pipit Mt. Herault [MHE] 7/9/2014 3
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 7/9/2014 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 7/9/2014 1
Tree Pipit Jerbourg [JER] 15/9/2014 1
Tree Pipit Mont Saint [MOT] 15/9/2014 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 16/9/2014 4
Tree Pipit Corbiere [COR] 20/9/2014 1
Tree Pipit Creux Mahie 27/9/2014 1
Tree Pipit Scramble Track [SCR] 20/3/2015 1
Tree Pipit Scramble Track [SCR] 20/3/2015 1
Tree Pipit Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 9/4/2015 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 11/4/2015 1
Tree Pipit Pulias [PUL] 15/4/2015 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 16/4/2015 1
Tree Pipit St Peters Church [SP2] 18/4/2015 1
Tree Pipit Fort Hommet [HOM] 21/4/2015 1
Tree Pipit Alderney [ALD] 23/4/2015 4
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 4/5/2015 1
Tree Pipit Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 23/5/2015 1
Tree Pipit Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 30/5/2015 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 16/6/2015 1
Tree Pipit Mannez Quarry 27/8/2015 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 28/8/2015 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 29/8/2015 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 31/8/2015 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 31/8/2015 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 2/9/2015 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 2/9/2015 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 2/9/2015 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 6/9/2015 6
Tree Pipit Fort Le Marchant [MAR] 6/9/2015 1
Tree Pipit Gouffre [GOU] 10/9/2015 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 20/9/2015 1
Tree Pipit Fort Hommet [HOM] 28/9/2015 2
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 12/4/2016 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 13/4/2016 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 13/4/2016 1
Tree Pipit Rue des Houges, SSV 20/4/2016 1
Tree Pipit Longis Common 28/4/2016 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 2/5/2016 1
Tree Pipit Mannez Quarry 2/5/2016 1
Tree Pipit Mannez Quarry 7/5/2016 1
Tree Pipit Mannez Quarry 8/5/2016 1
Tree Pipit Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 24/8/2016 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 24/8/2016 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 24/8/2016 12
Tree Pipit Fort Richmond [FOR] 24/8/2016 2
Tree Pipit Scramble Track [SCR] 24/8/2016 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 24/8/2016 1
Tree Pipit Fort Doyle [DOY] 24/8/2016 2
Tree Pipit Port Soif [SOI] 24/8/2016 1
Tree Pipit Port Soif [SOI] 24/8/2016 1
Tree Pipit Port Soif [SOI] 24/8/2016 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 25/8/2016 4
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 26/8/2016 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 27/8/2016 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 31/8/2016 1
Tree Pipit Pleinmont [PLE] 3/9/2016 1