Winter Migrant Dates

Winter Migrant Dates 1996 - 2021

2021 dates are shown in red, bold if new record

Departure Dates
The list is sorted under average departure date

SpeciesEarliestLatestAverage  2019    2020      2021 in red
Bewick's Swan04 Jan 1928 Mar 92/611 Feb04 Jan,   None, 
White-fronted Goose01 Jan 0203 May 1728 Feb16 Feb,  None,
Firecrest24 Jan 9927 Apr 1218 Mar19 Apr, 02 Apr, 
Woodcock15 Feb 0130 Apr 9419 Mar05 Apr, 08 Apr, 
Water Pipit02 Mar 1127 May 1703 Apr10 Apr, 21 Mar, 
Redwing17 Mar 0125 Apr 1708 Apr21 Apr, 25 Apr
Brambling30 Jan 0108 May 1108 Apr02 Apr, 25 Mar, 
Goosander03 Mar 0319 May 0808 Apr17 Apr, 25 Apr, 
Jack Snipe17 May 9125 Apr 1110 Apr20 Apr, 15 Apr, 
Spotted Redshank01 Jan 1315 May 1611 Apr26 Apr, 24 Apr, 
Brent Goose12 Mar 9002 Jun 1514 Apr25 Apr, 25 May, 
Fieldfare26 Mar 0501 May 0916 Apr21 Apr, 18 Apr, 
Scaup07 Jan 9920 May 9516 Apr02 May,18 Mar,
Pintail27 Feb 9422 May 1517 Apr19 Apr, 11 Apr, 
Green Sandpiper29 Mar 9608 May 1919 Apr08 May, 13 May
Golden Plover29 Mar 1514 May 9219 Apr10 Apr, 08 May, 
Merlin31 Mar 91/0927 May 9323 Apr08 Apr, 09 May, 
Purple Sandpiper10 Jan 9328 May 1326 Apr None,   None,
Short-eared Owl03 Mar 9405 Jul 1201 May08 May, 19 Apr, 
Little Gull16 Mar 1709 Jun 9108 May18 Apr,  04 May

Arrival Dates
The list is sorted under average arrival date

SpeciesEarliestLatestAverage  2019    2020      2021 in red
Green Sandpiper30 May 0302 Jul 1217 Jun11 June, 13 Jun, 
Spotted Redshank24 Jun 9416 Sep 0901 Aug21 Aug, 01 Sep, 
Pintail10 Jun 9504 Sep 0403 Aug27 Aug, 13 Aug, 
Little Gull29 Jun 0914 Oct 1405 Aug  None,  09 Aug, 
Golden Plover28 Jun 1424 Sep 1316 Aug14 Sep, 14 Aug, 
Merlin05 Aug 0620 Oct 9109 Sep27 Aug, 07 Aug, 
Short-eared Owl03 Aug 1123 Oct 1320 Sep05 Oct, 31 Aug, 
Scaup24 Jun 1311 Nov 9524 Sep22 Sep, 24 Aug, 
Goosander08 Aug 9005 Nov 1629 Sep21 Oct, 12 Oct, 
Redwing15 Sep 0409 Oct 91/0029 Sep29 Sep, 18 Sep, 
Fieldfare29 Aug 9427 Oct 0005 Oct30 Sep, 28 Sep,
Jack Snipe13 Sep 9830 Oct 9907 Oct09 Oct, 19 Sep, 
Brambling17 Sep 1322 Oct 9507 Oct16 Oct, 27 Sep, 
Brent Goose10 Aug 1128 Dec 0810 Oct08 Oct, 18 Oct, 
Firecrest26 Aug 1105 Dec 9912 Oct23 Sep, 18 Sep, 
Water Pipit10 Sep 9516 Nov 1319 Oct07 Oct, 03 Oct, 
Woodcock09 Oct 9029 Dec 9230 Oct23 Oct, 15 Oct, 
Bewick's Swan11 Oct 91/0413 Dec 0801 Nov  None,  27 Nov, 
Purple Sandpiper28 Aug 9129 Dec 9210 Nov  None,   None,
White-fronted Goose15 Oct 9219 Dec 04/0621 Nov  None,   None,

Departure Dates
The list is sorted under average departure date

SpeciesEarliestLatestAverage  2019    2020      2021 in red
Bewick's Swan04 Jan 1928 Mar 92/611 Feb04 Jan,    None, 
White-fronted Goose01 Jan 0203 May 1728 Feb16 Feb,   None, 
Firecrest24 Jan 9927 Apr 1218 Mar19 Apr, 02 Apr, 
Woodcock15 Feb 0130 Apr 9419 Mar05 Apr, 08 Apr, 
Water Pipit02 Mar 1127 May 1703 Apr10 Apr, 21 Mar,
Redwing17 Mar 0125 Apr 1708 Apr21 Apr, 25 Apr, 
Brambling30 Jan 0108 May 1108 Apr02 Apr, 25 Mar, 
Goosander03 Mar 0319 Mar 0808 Apr17 Apr, 25 Apr, 
Jack Snipe17 May 9125 Apr 1110 Apr20 Apr, 15 Apr, 
Spotted Redshank01 Jan 1315 May 1611 Apr26 Apr, 24 Apr, 
Brent Goose12 Mar 9002 Jun 1514 Apr25 Apr, 25 May, 
Fieldfare26 Mar 0501 May 0916 Apr21 Apr, 18 Apr, 
Scaup07 Jan 9920 May 9516 Apr02 May,18 Mar
Pintail27 Feb 9422 May 1517 Apr19 Apr, 11 Apr, 
Green Sandpiper29 Mar 9608 May 1919 Apr08 May,13 Apr
Golden Plover29 Mar 1514 May 9219 Apr10 Apr, 08 May, 
Merlin31 Mar 91/0927 May 9323 Apr08 Apr, 09 May, 
Purple Sandpiper10 Jan 9328 May 1326 AprNone,   None, 
Short-eared Owl03 Mar 9405 Jul 1201 May08 May, 19 Apr, 
Little Gull16 Mar 1709 Jun 9108 May18 Apr, 04 May,

The Avon Bird Report has details of arrival and departure dates for both summer and winter visitors