Category
A
Status
Scarce
Breeding status
First Record
1966
Last Recorded

Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus


Lapland Bunting photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 25/10/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy
  Lapland Bunting photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 25/10/2010 Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Lapland Buntings have a circumpolar breeding distribution, breeding from Norway westwards across northern Russia to Kamchatka and from Alaska to eastern Greenland. The birds occurring in the Bailiwick are from the population that breeds in Fenno Scandinavia and these move southwards to winter on the coasts and in stubble fields of north-west Europe.

Lapland Buntings do not winter in Guernsey but are a scarce (but regular) autumn migrant to the Bailiwick. Individuals or small flocks are recorded on passage from September to early December. With the exception of records at Barras Land and the Airport, all records are from coastal headlands where they feed in weedy fields or on areas of coastal grassland. They are recorded almost annually.



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Lapland Bunting photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 25/10/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 25/10/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 11/10/2008. Photo: © Paul Hillion
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 11/10/2008. Photo: © Paul Hillion (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 10/11/2015. Photo: © Jason Friend
Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 10/11/2015. Photo: © Jason Friend (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Fort Doyle [DOY] on 15/9/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale
Lapland Bunting photographed at Fort Doyle [DOY] on 15/9/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 9/11/2015. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 9/11/2015. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Mt Herault on 15/11/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Lapland Bunting photographed at Mt Herault on 15/11/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Fort Hommet [HOM] on 17/9/2016. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Lapland Bunting photographed at Fort Hommet [HOM] on 17/9/2016. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Judy Down
Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Judy Down (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 11/10/2008. Photo: © Barry Wells
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 11/10/2008. Photo: © Barry Wells (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Cindy  Carre
Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Cindy Carre (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Mont Herault on 16/11/2014. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Lapland Bunting photographed at Mont Herault on 16/11/2014. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 13/9/2010. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 13/9/2010. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 13/9/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 13/9/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 7/11/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 7/11/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Cindy  Carre
Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Cindy Carre (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 7/11/2015. Photo: © Harry Rouillard
Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 7/11/2015. Photo: © Harry Rouillard (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 11/10/2008. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 11/10/2008. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Cindy  Carre
Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Cindy Carre (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] on 4/10/2016. Photo: © Andy Marquis
Lapland Bunting photographed at Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] on 4/10/2016. Photo: © Andy Marquis (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 13/9/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 13/9/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 12/10/2008. Photo: © Paul Hillion
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 12/10/2008. Photo: © Paul Hillion (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 11/10/2008. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 11/10/2008. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Vazon [VAZ] on 9/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale
Lapland Bunting photographed at Vazon [VAZ] on 9/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 7/11/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 7/11/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Judy Down
Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Judy Down (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 11/10/2008. Photo: © Barry Wells
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 11/10/2008. Photo: © Barry Wells (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Lapland Bunting photographed at Chouet [CHO] on 8/11/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 11/10/2008. Photo: © Barry Wells
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 11/10/2008. Photo: © Barry Wells (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 12/10/2008. Photo: © Steve Levrier
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias on 12/10/2008. Photo: © Steve Levrier (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 13/9/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Lapland Bunting photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 13/9/2010. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Lapland Bunting photographed at Mt Herault on 15/11/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Lapland Bunting photographed at Mt Herault on 15/11/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

 


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Lapland Bunting Pleinmont 18/9/1993 24/9/1993 5
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont 8/10/1993 30/10/1993 4+
Lapland Bunting Fort Le Crocq 11/10/1993 14/10/1993 3
Lapland Bunting Delancey Park 13/10/1993 3
Lapland Bunting Chouet 13/10/1993 3
Lapland Bunting Fort Hommet 15/10/1993 3
Lapland Bunting Fort Doyle 16/10/1993 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Hommet 25/10/1993 1
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont 7/10/1994 1
Lapland Bunting Pulias 6/11/1994 1
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont 16/10/1995 1
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont 11/10/1996 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault 19/10/1997 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault 26/9/1998 27/9/1998 1
Lapland Bunting Old Aerodrome 26/9/1998 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Le Crocq 26/9/2000 1
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont 1/10/2000 3/10/2000 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault 15/10/2000 2
Lapland Bunting Pulias 7/12/2000 13/12/2000 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Le Crocq 20/10/2002 22/10/2002 1
Lapland Bunting Pulias 17/9/2004 2
Lapland Bunting Pulias 19/9/2004 1
Lapland Bunting Lihou Island 31/10/2005 1
Lapland Bunting Portinfer [POR] 12/9/2010 1
Lapland Bunting Pulias [PUL] 13/9/2010 3
Lapland Bunting Tielles [TIE] 15/9/2010 4
Lapland Bunting Jaonneuse [JAO] 15/9/2010 1
Lapland Bunting Lihou Island [LIH] 22/9/2010 3
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont [PLE] 17/10/2010 2
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont [PLE] 25/10/2010 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Le Crocq [FLC] 19/11/2010 1
Lapland Bunting Vaux de Monel [MON] 26/11/2010 1
Lapland Bunting Mont Herault 10/12/2010 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 25/10/2011 1
Lapland Bunting Mont Herault 25/10/2011 1
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont [PLE] 25/10/2011 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 28/10/2011 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] potato fields 31/10/2011 1
Lapland Bunting Scramble Track [SCR] 21/10/2012 2
Lapland Bunting Scramble Track [SCR] 21/10/2012 2
Lapland Bunting Scramble Track [SCR] 21/10/2012 2
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont [PLE] 23/10/2012 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 27/10/2012 2
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 27/10/2012 1-2
Lapland Bunting Pezeries [PEZ] 9/11/2012 1
Lapland Bunting Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 18/11/2012 1
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont [PLE] 29/9/2013 1
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont [PLE] 6/10/2013 2
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont [PLE] 6/10/2013 2
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 14/10/2013 1
Lapland Bunting Alderney [ALD] 10/10/2014 1
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont [PLE] 19/10/2014 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 15/11/2014 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 15/11/2014 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 15/11/2014 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 15/11/2014 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 15/11/2014 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 15/11/2014 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 15/11/2014 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 16/11/2014 1
Lapland Bunting Mont Herault 16/11/2014 1
Lapland Bunting Herm [HER] 2/10/2015 4
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 4/10/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont [PLE] 19/10/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont [PLE] 19/10/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 27/10/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 31/10/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 7/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 7/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 7/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 8/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 8/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 8/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 8/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 8/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 8/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 8/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 8/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 8/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 8/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 9/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 9/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 10/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 11/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 13/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Chouet [CHO] 13/11/2015 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Hommet [HOM] 15/9/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Hommet [HOM] 16/9/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Hommet [HOM] 16/9/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Hommet [HOM] 16/9/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Hommet [HOM] 16/9/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Hommet [HOM] 16/9/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Houmet 17/9/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Hommet [HOM] 17/9/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Hommet [HOM] 17/9/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Jaonneuse [JAO] 17/9/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Fort Hommet [HOM] 18/9/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 4/10/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 4/10/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 4/10/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 4/10/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 5/10/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 5/10/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 7/10/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 9/10/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 9/10/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 15/10/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 15/10/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Herm [HER] 29/10/2016 3
Lapland Bunting Herm [HER] 29/10/2016 3
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont [PLE] 30/10/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Rue des Hougues, STA [H04] 3/11/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Mt. Herault [MHE] 26/11/2016 1
Lapland Bunting Pleinmont [PLE] 26/11/2016 1