Curlew

Numenius arquata – GYLFINIR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant

Curlew – WeBS 2020-21

The latest figures from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – totals from all count sites.

Curlew – 2019 WeBS

Numenius arquata – GYLFINIR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant It has been well-reported that the curlew is a declining species on a Europe-wide level, to the point that in 2008 it was upgraded by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources to near-threatened status (BTO, 2008). Analyses of the […]

Curlew – 2003-07 breeding

Numenius arquata – GYLFINIR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 2 1 Breeding probable 6 Breeding possible 6 excluded from total No of tetrads occupied 14 (of 478) 1 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 2.9% 0.2% By the 1980s it was estimated that only about […]

Curlew – 1994

Numenius arquata – GYLFINIR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 2 Breeding probable 6 Breeding possible 6 No of tetrads occupied 14 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 2.9% According to Mathew (1894) curlews bred on the Preseli Mountains and occasionally on Skomer.  Lockley et al (1949) stated that they were not common […]

Curlew – 1980s winter

Numenius arquata – GYLFINIR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant The BTO winter atlas showed that Curlews were present in most 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square, the darkest blue represents over 210 birds. The distribution is […]

Curlew – 1968-72 breeding

Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Curlew in Pembrokeshire

Curlew – 1894

Numenius arquata Common on the coasts, especially in winter, when it is seen in flocks. Single birds often heard and seen flying overhead some distance inland. We have found pairs of Curlews in June on the summits of the Precelly Mountains, and have little doubt they were nesting. During severe frosts in the winter, Curlews visit the fields to search […]