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Photo by Andrew
Grande Havre Bay, 2003

Channel Islands


With just over half the area of Jersey, consequently the island of Guernsey has fewer habitats and fewer bird species.


Notable Species

Although it is more easily found on Jersey, the Channel Islands speciality, Short-toed Treecreeper does occur in small numbers. Dartford Warbler also breeds especially on Pleinmont Point where Stonechat also nests and the nearby cliffs have Northern Fulmar.

This area is also well-known as a migration watchpoint for passerines as is the Chouet headland which also has good seawatching potential.

Nearby L'Ancresse Common is a regular site for Snow Bunting.


Birds you can see here include:

Red-thoated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Northern Fulmar, Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, European Storm Petrel, Great Cormorant, European Shag, Northern Gannet, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Teal, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Common Eider, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrel, Water Rail, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Eurasian Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Northern Lapwing, Red Knot, Purple Sandpiper, Dunlin, Jack Snipe, Common Snipe, Eurasian Woodcock, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Common Redshank, Ruddy Turnstone, Little Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake, Common Tern, Little Tern, Black Tern, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Atlantic Puffin, Stock Dove, Feral Pigeon, Common Woodpigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, European Turtle Dove, Common Cuckoo, Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl, Common Swift, Common Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Skylark, Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, Northern House Martin, Meadow Pipit, Rock Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Common Wren, Dunnock, Eurasian Robin, Black Redstart, Common Redstart, European Stonechat, Northern Wheatear, Eurasian Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Common Reed Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Common Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Common Firecrest, Spotted Flycatcher, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper, Common Jay, Common Magpie, Eurasian Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Northern Raven, Common Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Brambling, European Serin, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch, Eurasian Linnet, Common Bullfinch, Snow Bunting, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting

Other Wildlife

To do

Site Information

Areas of Interest

The Guernsey coastal footpath runs from St Peter Point on the east coast to Pleinmont Point at the south-west corner and provides excellent walk through heathland, pine-covered slopes and evergreen oakwoods.

Access and Facilities

Guernsey can be reached by sea or air from Jersey and has a good range of accommodation.

Contact Details

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External Links

Visit Guernsey

Content and images originally posted by Steve