Winter Migrant Dates

Winter Migrant Dates 1996 - 2024

2024 dates and new earliests are shown in red.

Departure Dates
The list is sorted under average departure date

SpeciesEarliestLatestAverage 2020   2021   2022   2023  2024   
Bewick's Swan04 Jan 1928 Mar 92/611 Feb None, 11 Mar, 
White-fronted Goose01 Jan 0203 May 1728 Feb None,  None
Firecrest24 Jan 9927 Apr 1218 Mar 02 Apr, 06 Apr, 
Woodcock15 Feb 0130 Apr 9419 Mar 08 Apr, 22 Mar, 
Water Pipit02 Mar 1127 May 1703 Apr 21 Mar, 03 Apr, 
Redwing17 Mar 0125 Apr 1708 Apr 25 Apr, 30 Apr
Brambling30 Jan 0108 May 1108 Apr 25 Mar, 26 Apr, 
Goosander03 Mar 0319 May 0808 Apr 25 Apr, 30 Mar, 
Jack Snipe17 May 9125 Apr 1110 Apr 15 Apr, 01 Apr, 
Spotted Redshank01 Jan 1315 May 1611 Apr 24 Apr, 07 May, 
Brent Goose12 Mar 9002 Jun 1514 Apr 25 May, 07 Apr, 
Fieldfare26 Mar 0501 May 0916 Apr 18 Apr, 29 Apr, 
Scaup07 Jan 9920 May 9516 Apr 18 Mar, 14 Apr, 
Pintail27 Feb 9422 May 1517 Apr 11 Apr,  02 May, 
Green Sandpiper29 Mar 9608 May 1919 Apr 13 May,26 Apr,
Golden Plover29 Mar 1514 May 9219 Apr 08 May, 27 Apr, 
Merlin31 Mar 91/0927 May 9323 Apr 09 May, 26 May, 
Purple Sandpiper10 Jan 9328 May 1326 Apr None,    None,
Short-eared Owl03 Mar 9405 Jul 1201 May 19 Apr, 10 Jun, 
Little Gull16 Mar 1709 Jun 9108 May 04 May, 08 May

Arrival Dates
The list is sorted under average arrival date

SpeciesEarliestLatestAverage 2020     2021    2022    2023     2024
Green Sandpiper30 May 0302 Jul 1217 Jun13 Jun, 20 Jun, 
Spotted Redshank24 Jun 9416 Sep 0901 Aug01 Sep, 09 Aug,
Pintail10 Jun 9504 Sep 0403 Aug13 Aug, 14 Aug, 
Little Gull29 Jun 0914 Oct 1405 Aug 09 Aug, 12 Nov,
Golden Plover28 Jun 1424 Sep 1316 Aug14 Aug, 27 Aug, 
Merlin05 Aug 0620 Oct 9109 Sep07 Aug, 11 Sep, 
Short-eared Owl03 Aug 1123 Oct 1320 Sep31 Aug, 17 Oct, 
Scaup24 Jun 1311 Nov 9524 Sep24 Aug, 13 Oct, 
Goosander08 Aug 9005 Nov 1629 Sep12 Oct,  27 Aug,
Redwing15 Sep 0409 Oct 91/0029 Sep18 Sep, 07 Oct, 
Fieldfare29 Aug 9427 Oct 0005 Oct28 Sep, 11 Oct,
Jack Snipe13 Sep 9830 Oct 9907 Oct19 Sep, 13 Oct, 
Brambling17 Sep 1322 Oct 9507 Oct27 Sep, 08 Oct, 
Brent Goose10 Aug 1128 Dec 0810 Oct18 Oct, 07 Oct,
Firecrest26 Aug 1105 Dec 9912 Oct18 Sep, 06 Oct, 
Water Pipit10 Sep 9516 Nov 1319 Oct03 Oct, 23 Oct,
Woodcock09 Oct 9029 Dec 9230 Oct15 Oct, 30 Oct, 
Bewick's Swan11 Oct 91/0413 Dec 0801 Nov27 Nov, 08 Nov, 
Purple Sandpiper28 Aug 9129 Dec 9210 Nov None,  29 Nov, 
White-fronted Goose15 Oct 9219 Dec 04/0621 Nov None,  22 Nov,

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