Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus – COEGYLFINIR – Passage migrant

Whimbrel – first and last dates

Earliest and latest dates for this passage migrant, with notes on over-wintering birds since 1993. Records extracted from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

Whimbrel – 1994

Numenius phaeopus – COEGYLFINIR – Passage migrant Mathew (1894) noted the Whimbrel as a passing migrant seen on the coast in May and again in September, and Lockley et al. (1949) described it as “a regular and sometimes abundant passage migrant in spring and autumn”. It is now a frequent visible diurnal migrant, but also passes at […]

Whimbrel – 1980s winter

Numenius phaeopus – COEGYLFINIR – Passage migrant One Whimbrel was recorded in Pembrokeshire for the BTO winter atlas during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. Very few Whimbrels are known to winter in Europe. More about the Whimbrel in Pembrokeshire

Whimbrel – 1949

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

Whimbrel – 1894

Numenius phaeopus A passing migrant; seen on the coasts in May and again in September when it is passing South. Common. Mr. Tracy writes: “I strongly suspect this bird breeds in the county, but I have been unable to find its eggs I have watched several pairs, during the summer months, so late as the latter end of June, […]