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Migration Dates

This list shows the mean arrival and departure dates of some of the summer migrant and passage species which occur at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve. The records have been collected by the Wicken Ringing Group from over 35 years of observations.

Species

Mean Arrival

Mean Departure

Garganey

16 April

24 September

Hobby

20 April

23 September

Common Tern

20 April

15 August

Turtle Dove

24 April

14 September

Cuckoo

19 April

29 August

Swift

2 May

8 September

Sand Martin

27 March

18 September

Swallow

7 April

19 October

House Martin

13 April

12 October

Yellow Wagtail

13 April

9 September

Nightingale

22 April

(no record)

Grasshopper Warbler

10 April

15 August

Sedge Warbler

10 April

21 September

Reed Warbler

24 April

2 October

Lesser Whitethroat

26 April

17 September

Whitethroat

29 April

14 September

Garden Warbler

28 April

15 September

Blackcap

6 April

12 October

Willow Warbler

4 April

20 September

Spotted Flycatcher

18 May

9 September

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