Bar-tailed Godwit – 1980s winter

Limosa lapponica – RHOSTOG GYNFFONFRTH – Passage migrant and winter visitor

 The BTO winter atlas showed that Bar-tailed Godwits were present in a few 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 19-175 birds, with the highest count being in SM 80.

The distribution is consistent with the Birds of the Estuary Enquiry (BoEE, now WeBS) at that time, with the majority of birds in Angle Bay, part of the Cleddau Estuary complex. .

The Nevern and Teifi estuaries provided winter records in the north of the county.

Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007

Data collected by volunteers for the BTO. Lack, P. 1986 Atlas of wintering birds in Britain and Ireland. T & A.D. Poyser.

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