Manx Ornithological Society monthly bird sightings

The Manx Ornithological Society shares its monthly sightings reports and encourages the public to record wild birds sightings to inform conservation action that creates a better future for birds and people.
The Manx Ornithological Society shares its monthly sightings reports and encourages the public to record wild birds sightings to inform conservation action that creates a better future for birds and people.
  • January 2024 sightings

    A large flock of Reed Bunting, the return of the Tree Sparrow and a rare Slavonian Grebe. The January 2024 bird sightings report is here.

  • December 2023 sightings

    A record Christmas and the first winter birds are spotted. The December 2023 bird sightings report is here.

  • November 2023 sightings

    Ramsey's long staying Waxwing flock has caused a stir and there is the first local recording of a Cetti's Warbler. The November 2023 bird sightings report is here.

  • October 2023 sightings

    A Cattle Egret at Cranstal, returning wintering wildfowl and a Manx first, a Radde's Warbler on the Calf of Man. The October 2023 bird sightings report is here.

  • September 2023 sightings

    A month of departures and arrivals, some unexpected. The Red-eyed Vireo joins the influx of North American birds. The September 2023 bird sightings report is here.

  • August 2023 sightings

    Return migration brings a variety of waders and several Osprey. The August 2023 birds sightings report is here.

     

  • July 2023 sightings

    Only the second Isle of Man sighting of a Pectoral Sandpiper, plus a rare Greenshank on the Calf of Man . The July 2023 birds sightings report is here.

  • June 2023 sightings

    A Grey-headed Wagtail is spotted for the first time and there is the rare sighting of a Roseate Tern. The June 2023 birds sightings report is here.

  • May 2023 sightings

    The first Arctic Tern of the year at the Point of Ayre, Swifts aplenty and the return of a familiar visitor the Great Skua to the Calf of Man. The May 2023 bird sightings report is here.

  • April 2023 sightings

    Terns return, Cuckoo are sighted and there’s an early Spotted Flycatcher on the Calf of Man. The April 2023 bird sightings report is here.

  • March 2023 sightings

    First sightings of the year of the Sandwich Tern and Willow Warbler. The March 2023 bird sightings report is here.

  • February 2023 sightings

    Water Rail heard, an over-wintering Whimbrel is sighted and the Whooper Swans return. The February 2023 bird sightings report is here.

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