Calidris alpina – PIBYDD Y MAWN – Winter visitor and passage migrant
The latest figures from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – totals from all count sites.
Calidris alpina – PIBYDD Y MAWN – Winter visitor and passage migrant Peak counts of dunlin are erratic, but generally in the range of 2,500 to 5,000 birds. Numbers were higher on average in the 1990s, including a peak of some 8,500 birds in 1996-97 which mirrored an influx seen across the whole UK in […]
Calidris alpina – PIBYDD Y MAWN – Winter visitor and passage migrant There is no evidence of any change in status since Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al (1949). A considerable autumn passage commences in early July and continues into November, with peak movement in September. Some birds pause to feed on the estuaries and to a […]
Calidris alpina – PIBYDD Y MAWN – Winter visitor and passage migrant The BTO winter atlas showed that Dunlins were present in several coastal and estuarine 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 900 birds. The […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew