Knot

Calidris canutus – PIBYDD YR ABER – Winter visitor and passage migrant. 

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 […]

Knot – 2006

Calidris canutus – PIBYDD YR ABER – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in June The Knot has a circumpolar Arctic breeding distribution and winters in temperate and tropical areas. International studies have established that most Knots occurring in Britain are of the race islandica, which breeds in Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. The nominate race canutus, breeding in the Old […]

Knot – 1994

Calidris canutus – PIBYDD YR ABER – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in June Mathew (1894) considered Knots to be autumn and winter visitors, appearing at the end of August and beginning of September. He quoted Goodwick Sands and Pembroke as localities for them. Lockley et al. (1949) agreed that they were autumn and winter visitors, usually in […]

Knot – 1980s winter

Calidris canutus – PIBYDD YR ABER – Winter visitor and passage migrant. Not recorded in June The BTO winter atlas showed that Knots were present in some coastal and estuarine 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The colour, for each 10km square represents 1-32 birds. More about the Knot in Pembrokeshire

Knot – 1949

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

Knot – 1894

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