Coot

Fulica atra – CWTIAR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant

Coot – WeBS 2020-21

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

Coot – 2015 WeBS

Fulica atra – CWTIAR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant Maximum winter counts from all sites counted for the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire.  Data after 2000 includes the Teifi Estuary. Main wintering sites for this species are the Bosherston Lakes, South Hook Pools, Llys-y-fran and Rosebush Reservoirs and Pembroke Millponds.  Bicton Reservoirs was a […]

Coot – 2003-07 breeding

Fulica atra – CWTIAR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 18 19 Breeding probable 8 Breeding possible 8 6 No of tetrads occupied 26 (of 478) 33 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 5.4% 6.5% A comparison with the 1988-84 survey indicates a 23% increase in […]

Coot – 1994

Fulica atra – CWTIAR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 18 Breeding probable Breeding possible 8 No of tetrads occupied 26 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 5.4% Mathew (1894) stated that the Coot was confined as a breeder to the few large ponds in the county and that it was a regular, […]

Coot – 1980s winter

Fulica atra – CWTIAR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant The BTO winter atlas showed that Coots 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 119 birds, up to 300 being noted […]

Coot – 1968-72 breeding

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

Coot – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Coot – 1894

Fullica atra Resident; but confined to the few large ponds in the county, such as those at Orielton, Heathfield, Stackpole, &c, where there are rushes, &c, for their nests. Mr. Dix considers the Coot “a regular winter visitor, but not numerous.” Sir Hugh Owen has shot Coots at Goodwick. Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its […]