Canada Goose – WeBS 2021-22

Branta canadensis – GWYDD CANADA – Breeding resident

Updates to the Wetland Bird Survey counts for this season.

Data for June and July are collected by Jane Hodges during the annual surveillance of summer shelduck populations on the Cleddau Estuary complex. There are no counts in August. The September to March data is collected from sites across Pembrokeshire (including the Teifi Estuary) for the BTO Wetland Bird Survey.

Note that totals for any month this season may be updated as more counts come in. Canada Geese often feed in fields away from the estuaries where they are not counted, so monthly totals can seem erratic.

The maximum count can be in any month, but in recent years has been in September.

Annie Haycock (BBS & WeBS local organiser)

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Black-tailed Godwit – WeBS 2021-22

Limosa lapponica – RHOSTOG GYNFFONFRTH – Passage migrant and winter visitor

Based on the five-year rolling average to 2019/20, the Cleddau Estuary is the fourth most important site for this species in Wales.

The Threshold for National Importance is 390.

Updates to the Wetland Bird Survey counts for this season.

Maximum count may be in any month from June to March

Data for June and July are collected by Jane Hodges during the annual surveillance of summer shelduck populations on the Cleddau Estuary complex. There are no counts in August. The September to March data is collected from sites across Pembrokeshire (including the Teifi Estuary) for the BTO Wetland Bird Survey.

Note that totals for any month this season may be updated as more counts come in.

Annie Haycock (BBS & WeBS local organiser)

More about the Black-tailed Godwit in Pembrokeshire

Black-headed Gull – WeBS 2021-22

Chroicocephalus ridibundus – GWYLAN PENDDU – Winter visitor and passage migrant, formerly bred.

Based on the five-year rolling average to 2019/20, the Cleddau estuary is the fifth most important site in Wales for this species.

Updates to the Wetland Bird Survey counts for this season.

Counting gulls for WeBS is optional, and has only been regularly included at Pembrokeshire sites since 1993. Gulls are still not counted on a few sites.

Note that any counts for this season may be updated as more information comes in.

Annie Haycock (BBS & WeBS local organiser)

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Herring Gull – WeBS 2021-22

Larus argentatus – GWYLAN Y PENWAIG – Breeding resident and winter visitor

Updates to the Wetland Bird Survey counts for this season.

Note that totals for any month this season may be updated as more counts come in.

Counting gulls for WeBS is optional, and has only been regularly included at Pembrokeshire sites since 1993. Gulls are still not counted on a few sites.

Annie Haycock (BBS & WeBS local organiser)

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Mallard – 2021-22 WeBS

Anas platyrhynchos – HWYADEN WYLLT – Breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor

Updates to the Wetland Bird Survey counts for this season.

Mallard numbers are influenced in part by the numbers that are released locally for shooting. This varies from year to year.

Data for June and July are collected by Jane Hodges during the annual surveillance of summer shelduck populations on the Cleddau Estuary complex. There are no counts in August. The September to March data is collected from sites across Pembrokeshire (including the Teifi Estuary) for the BTO Wetland Bird Survey.


Annie Haycock (BBS & WeBS local organiser)

References

HODGES J E. (2010-2020) Daugleddau Estuary and Milford Haven Waterway: annual surveillance of summer shelduck populations. Reports to the Milford Haven Waterway Environmental Surveillance Group.

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Little Grebe – 2021-22 WeBS

Tachybaptus ruficollis – GWYACH FACH – Breeding resident and winter visitor

Updates to the Wetland Bird Survey counts for this season.

Note that Little Grebes were counted only on freshwater sites before 1994-95

Data for June and July are collected by Jane Hodges during the annual surveillance of summer shelduck populations on the Cleddau Estuary complex. There are no counts in August. The September to March data is collected from sites across Pembrokeshire (including the Teifi Estuary) for the BTO Wetland Bird Survey.


Annie Haycock (BBS & WeBS local organiser)

References

HODGES J E. (2010-2020) Daugleddau Estuary and Milford Haven Waterway: annual surveillance of summer shelduck populations. Reports to the Milford Haven Waterway Environmental Surveillance Group.

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Spotted Redshank – WeBS 2020-21

Tringa erythropus – PIBYDD COESGOCH MANNOG – Passage migrant and winter visitor

There have been no counts of spotted redshank in the 2020-21 season.

During the last decade there have been sightings of single birds seven occasions during WeBS counts, mainly on the Cleddau Estuary, and in any month.

One or two birds are occasionally seen on non-WeBS count days.

See also Spotted Redshank 1994

Annie Haycock (BBS & WeBS local organiser)

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