Curlew – 1980s winter

Numenius arquata – GYLFINIR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant

The BTO winter atlas showed that Curlews were present in most 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 210 birds.

The distribution is consistent with the Birds of the Estuary Enquiry (BoEE, now WeBS) at that time, with the majority of birds in the Cleddau Estuary complex. The Nevern and Teifi estuaries provided most winter records in the north of the county.

Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007

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