Dunlin

Calidris alpina – PIBYDD Y MAWN – Winter visitor and passage migrant

Dunlin – WeBS 2021-22

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

Dunlin – 2020 WeBS

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 […]

Dunlin – 1994

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 […]

Dunlin – 1980s winter

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 […]

Dunlin – 1949

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

Dunlin – 1894

Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew