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A companion to The Birds of Lundy published in 2007, this website provides easily accessible updates to the species accounts. This includes any information that adds significantly to our knowledge of the island’s commoner birds, as well as details of rare and unusual species recorded since 2007. A fully revised 2nd edition of the book is in preparation.

The species accounts have been fully updated to the end of 2017 with some additional highlights also added for 2018. The Ringing pages have been updated to the end of 2017, whilst the Breeding pages take account of the 2018 season.

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Bird recording on Lundy

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Lundy’s Bird Recorders, on behalf of the Lundy Field Society (LFS), are Tim Davis and Tim Jones. Part of their role is to prepare the annual LFS Logbook in which visitors to the island may enter details of their bird and other wildlife sightings.

Tim and Tim work closely with the Devon Bird Recorder, Kevin Rylands, and the Devon Birds Records Committee (DBRC), and compile the annual Lundy Bird Report published by the LFS and distributed free to Members.

For ease of access – and also to encourage entries! – the logbook is kept in the island’s Marisco Tavern. Additional information, following a visit to or stay on Lundy, can also be submitted by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Bird ringing pic

Bird ringing on Lundy

Apart from breeding-season studies of Manx Shearwaters, Wheatears and House Sparrows, bird ringing mainly takes place during the spring and autumn migration periods. By the end of 2017, an impressive 116,875 birds of 176 species had been ringed on Lundy. The highest number of species caught in any one year was 70 in 1966, whilst the highest annual total of birds ringed to date is 4,924 in 2009. Ringing on Lundy is coordinated by Tony Taylor on behalf of the LFS. Bird ringers interested in visiting the island should contact Tony by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Colour ringed Wheatear

Raising funds for conservation research

Proceeds from sales of the 1st edition of The Birds of Lundy were held in a special fund – The Birds of Lundy Fund – managed by Devon Birds, to be spent on bird-related projects on Lundy. The total amount raised exceeded £17,000.

Grants from the Fund, which is now closed, supported:

  • Tracking studies of Lundy's Manx Shearwaters during the period 2010 to 2013
  • A study of the population dynamics and foraging behaviour of Lundy’s Peregrine Falcons in 2014 and 2015
  • The ongoing colour-ringing study of Wheatears on Lundy during its first two seasons (2013 and 2014)
  • Purchase of rings for the long-running ringing study of Lundy's Manx Shearwaters
  • Production of a leaflet on Lundy bird ringing.

 

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Puffin by Mike Langman from The Birds of Lundy

 

For the latest sightings and photos of birds on Lundy visit the Lundy Birds blog