Stone Curlew – 1894

Oedicnemus scolopax

A winter visitor; very rare; only one occurrence known to us.

The Stone Curlew is a common summer visitor to the eastern counties, to Salisbury Plain, &c, but is only known in the south-west as an occasional straggler in the winter months. One was shot by Mr. Browne Edwardes near St. David’s in January, 1891, and recorded at the time in a local paper.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

Photo – Stone Curlew in Lanzarote

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Stone Curlew

Burhinus oedicnemusRhedwr y Moelydd – Rare visitor

Stone Curlew – records

Burhinus oedicnemus – Rhedwr y Moelydd – Rare visitor Earlier records are summarised in Stone Curlew 1994 1997 – A first year bird on the Teifi Estuary on 13 May now gets a Pembrokeshire mention due to a change in the county boundary. 2003 – One, Skokholm 18 July (TT)  2019 – One Skokholm 16 […]

Stone Curlew – 1994

Burhinus oedicnemus – Rhedwr y Moelydd – Rare visitor One Stone Curlew was shot at St Davids in January 1891 (Mathew 1894).  Other records have been at Skokholm, with one seen on 25 April 1940 (Lockley et al 1949), another on 7 July 1982 and again on 21 August 1991. Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds […]

Stone Curlew – 1949

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

Stone Curlew – 1894

Oedicnemus scolopax A winter visitor; very rare; only one occurrence known to us. The Stone Curlew is a common summer visitor to the eastern counties, to Salisbury Plain, &c, but is only known in the south-west as an occasional straggler in the winter months. One was shot by Mr. Browne Edwardes near St. David’s in January, 1891, and recorded at […]