Snow Bunting

Plectrophenax nivalis – BRAS YR EIRA – Passage migrant and winter visitor

Snow Bunting – 2007 migration

Plectrophenax nivalis – BRAS YR EIRA – Passage migrant and winter visitor The Snow Bunting has a circumpolar breeding distribution, inhabiting the treeless expanses of the Arctic, extending south to areas of Norway and Scotland. Partially migratory, many winter far south of the breeding range. Most occurring in Britain have been of the Icelandic race P. n. […]

Snow Bunting – 2007 winter

Plectrophenax nivalis – BRAS YR EIRA – Passage migrant and winter visitor There were 25 January records and 17 in February, up to 2006. Most were transient, recorded on single dates or gone in two or three days. Two first seen at Fishguard Harbour on the 22nd November 1993 remained until the 14th January 1994, one staying […]

Snow Bunting – 1994

Plectrophenax nivalis – BRAS YR EIRA – Passage migrant and winter visitor Mathew (1894) recorded Snow Buntings near Fishguard in 1859 and at the Smalls on 17 October 1884. Lockley et al. (1949) added records from Solva in October 1894 and February 1912, at Boulston in February 1911 and at St Ann’s Head on 27 April 1914. They also […]

Snow Bunting – 1980s winter

Plectrophenax nivalis – BRAS YR EIRA – Passage migrant and winter visitor Up to five birds were seen in four 10km squares during the BTO winter atlas of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. More about the Snow Bunting in Pembrokeshire

Snow Bunting – 1949

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

Snow bunting – 1894

Plectrophenax nivalis A winter visitor, rather rare. Never seen by us. Sir Hugh Owen has met with it near Fishguard. Mr. Tracy says, “often obtained in a severe winter.” In Mr. Mathias’ list, but does not appear to have occurred to Mr. Dix. ” White Buntings ” are reported to have been seen about the rocks at the Smalls Lighthouse […]