Oystercatcher -Ringing

Haematopus ostralegus – PIODEN Y MOR – Breeding resident and passage migrant

In recent years, a number of waders have been ringed in Pembrokeshire, mainly around the Gann Estuary. Many have been resighted locally (in Pembrokeshire), but those oystercatchers that have been seen further afield are shown below. The number shown against each pin is the number on the ring.

Please report all sightings, including those in Pembrokeshire, so that we get a better picture of where the birds wintering here go to, how long they stay here, etc.

The furthest recorded Oystercatcher (number 55) was ringed 7th March 2018, it had not been resighted until it turned up on the 2nd April 2020 in Brynjudalsvogur, Hvalfjörður, Iceland (please use your own pronunciation!)


Pembs Ringing Group
From the Pembrokeshire Bird Blog 04/05/2020

More about the Oystercatcher in Pembrokeshire