Curlew

Numenius arquata – GYLFINIR – Breeding resident (very few pairs remaining), now mainly a winter visitor and passage migrant

Curlew – WeBS 2021-22

The latest figures from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – totals from all count sites.

Curlew – 2019 WeBS

Numenius arquata – GYLFINIR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant It has been well-reported that the curlew is a declining species on a Europe-wide level, to the point that in 2008 it was upgraded by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources to near-threatened status (BTO, 2008). Analyses of the […]

Curlew – 2003-07 breeding

Numenius arquata – GYLFINIR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 2 1 Breeding probable 6 Breeding possible 6 excluded from total No of tetrads occupied 14 (of 478) 1 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 2.9% 0.2% By the 1980s it was estimated that only about […]

Curlew – 1994

Numenius arquata – GYLFINIR – Breeding resident, winter visitor and passage migrant 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 2 Breeding probable 6 Breeding possible 6 No of tetrads occupied 14 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 2.9% According to Mathew (1894) curlews bred on the Preseli Mountains and occasionally on Skomer.  Lockley et al (1949) stated that they were not common […]

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 […]

Curlew – 1968-72 breeding

Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Curlew in Pembrokeshire

Curlew – 1894

Species account from the 1894 Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands by the Rev. Murray Mathew