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Welcome to the Pembrokeshire Avifauna

An Avifauna is defined as a body of work about the birds of a specific region and/or period.

We can define the region: Pembrokeshire, in the south-west corner of Wales, in the UK.  The period is rather more vague.

The aim of this website is to bring together the knowledge we have about birds in the county.  Knowledge is always increasing, and so the website will be frequently updated, with information from the past, as well as the future.

This website is not about the latest sightings - click on the link to go to a separate website for that.  This is about providing the context for those sightings. 

Background information on any species can be found on the BTO website, among many others, so we're not trying to duplicate that here.

The sources of information added so far are listed below. For most species there is plenty to be added as and when time permits.

Using this site: just choose the species you're interested in from the list to the right, or type the common name into the search box - Latin names will be added in due course. The number in brackets shows the number of articles about that species.  To see the latest articles added to the site, click on the new additions button on the menu bar above.

You can contribute to the site - this is too big a project for a small group of people - contact us for more information.  We'd like to add articles about specific places, and people associated with birds in the county.  Links to other appropriate websites, published papers and books, etc would also be welcome. Also, please let us know of any errors (including typos) and omissions so they can be corrected.

Sources of information so far added:

Mathew M.A (1894) The Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands - species accounts only

BTO breeding bird atlas 1968-72 - maps only

BTO wintering atlas 1981-1984 maps, and brief comments from GHR 

Donovan & Rees (1994) Birds of Pembrokeshire species accounts exluding tables and graphs have been included in this avifauna

Lockley et al (1949) The Birds of Pembrokeshire - species accounts only

Pembrokeshire Breeding Birds Atlas 2003-7 - species accounts and maps from this publication are included in this avifauna.

Additional items are credited to their authors