Pembrokeshire Bird Report 1981

This is the editorial page from the first Pembrokeshire Bird Report. Links to the editorial and highlights from subsequent bird reports are listed at the end. These extracts from the bird reports are reproduced here as part of the history of bird-watching and bird-recording in Pembrokeshire

This is the first in a series of Reports on the birds of Pembrokeshire, produced on behalf of the POCOR of the WWNT.

It is intended to report annually hereafter and to increase the value of the contents, an appeal is made to all observers, whether resident or visiting, to send their records to the Recorder, In this way our knowledge of Pembrokeshire ornithology should become more complete, providing useful base line for innumerable possible individual research projects.

Ideally, records should be submitted on the recording forms (obtainable from the Recorder), It would be appreciated if only one side of each sheet is used so that they can be cut up for collation, saving a lot of manual transcription.

To ensure as even a treatment as possible, rarities will be accepted only if approved by the British Birds Rarities Committee. In line with other Welsh counties, Welsh rarities will be accepted only when approved by the Welsh Rarities Advisory Group.

Details of rarities, of both National and Welsh status, should be forwarded to the Recorder for onward transmission to the appropriate body as soon as possible after the event. It should be noted that with effect from 1 January 1983 the following species will no longer be considered by British Birds, so will automatically carry over onto the WRAG Lists-

Cory’s Shearwater, Purple Heron, White Stork, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Richard’s Pipit, Tawny Pipit, Savi’s Warbler, Aquatic Warbler, Serin and Scarlet Rosefinch,

It is intended to include short papers of a local character as annexes to the Bird Reports and receipt of same would be welcomed.

J. W. Donovan and G. H. Rees

The full bird report for 1981 is available here