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Wheatear – first and last dates

Oenanthe oenanthe – TINWEN Y GARN – Breeding summer visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in February and December Earlier records are summarised in Wheatear 1994 Year First arrival Last to leave 1993 9 March 3 November 1994 1 March 21 October 1995 11 March 20 October 1996 9 March 17 November 1997 9 March […]

Knot – 2020

Calidris canutus – PIBYDD YR ABER – Winter visitor and passage migrant.  The knot breeds on the high Arctic tundra of Canada, Greenland and Russia.  The majority of those wintering in the UK are of the Greenland and eastern Canada subspecies.  Most of the UK wintering population is on the east side of Britain, although flocks of […]

Pembrokeshire Bird Report 1880

Bob Haycock came across this report when researching historical information about chough in the county. We’ve reproduced it in its entirety here, breaking it into sections and paragraphs to make it easier to read. In the original, each section was a single paragraph. The scientific names are as given in the original – many somewhat […]

Shoveler – winter

Anas clypeata – HWYADEN LYDANBIG – Winter visitor and sparse breeder The shoveler has a breeding range that extends through Eurasia and Western north America. In general, it migrates well to the south for the winter with a few areas, such as Britain, the Netherlands and the west coast of America seeing birds all year […]

Common Gull – colour-ring sightings

Larus canus – GWYLAN Y GWEUNYDD – Winter visitor The common gull has never been common in Pembrokeshire, and is usually seen only in winter. Breeding populations have declined in many areas, stimulating a need to find out more about the gulls and their movements. To this end, gulls have been ringed in several countries […]

Red-necked Phalarope – records

Phalaropus lobatus – Llydandroed Gyddfgoch – Vagrant The Red–necked Phalarope breeds above the middle latitudes across the Holarctic, the nearest to Pembrokeshire normally in the far north of Scotland. Western Palearctic birds winter in the Arabian Sea and largely migrate overland. A juvenile shot on a farm pond at St Twynells in c.1900 was housed […]

Grey Phalarope – records

Phalaropus fulicarius – LLYDANDROED LLWYD – Passage migrant. Not recorded from April to July Earlier records are summarised in Grey Phalarope 2006 2007 – All records were of singles: at the Nevern Est. on 30 Oct. and passing off Strumble Head on the 8 & 25 Sept., 29th Oct. and the 10 Nov. 2008 – a […]

Herring Gull – WeBS 2020-21

Larus argentatus – GWYLAN Y PENWAIG – Breeding resident and winter visitor Updates to the Wetland Bird Survey counts for this season. Counting gulls for WeBS is optional, and has only been regularly included at Pembrokeshire sites since 1993. Gulls are still not counted on a few sites. Note that totals for any month this […]

Great Crested Grebe – WeBS 2020-21

Actitis hypoleucos – PIBYDD Y DORLAN – Passage migrant and winter visitor Updates to the Wetland Bird Survey counts for this season. Note that any counts for this season may be updated as more counts come in.

Great Black-backed Gull – WeBS 2020-21

Actitis hypoleucos – PIBYDD Y DORLAN – Passage migrant and winter visitor Updates to the Wetland Bird Survey counts for this season. Note that any counts for this season may be updated as more counts come in.

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