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Our birds are in trouble – three species added to BoCC Red List and seven to Amber

The status of UK bird populations continues to decline. Since the last review in 2015, the golden oriole has been lost as a breeding species. In addition, the length of the Red list has grown by three; 11 species have been added, but six have moved to Amber and two are now no longer assessed as they have either ceased breeding in the UK or were excluded from the process for other reasons. The length of the Amber list has also grown by seven species.

WOS Student Research Award 2021 winner – Luke Beckett for ‘Long-term population recovery of Dippers Cinclus cinclus in urban South Wales in relation to river quality and prey use.’

The 2021 Derek Moore Student Research Award has deservedly gone to Luke Beckett. Read his submission, some details about Luke and see some research photographs here.

Bardsey – off the island for the winter

After an excellent fall of passerines on 1st November, the team finally left Bardsey for the winter on 5th November. Expect more exciting results from tagging Manx Shearwaters in 2022. Read more here.

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Thank you to the BTO and all our speakers for making our virtual conference a great success
The Birds of Wales – erratum
Iolo Williams presents the First Minister for Wales with a copy of The Birds of Wales
WOS photo competition – deadline extended to make it a full 2021 competition.

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

Dec
18
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly Walks (Kenfig NNR) – 2-3 – These take place on the third Saturday of each month. Note the non-running of the one due on Sat 21st April 2018 – see list below. Meet at the Reserve Centre at 9.00a.m. and run to 12:00 at the latest. Contact Strinda Davies for details or alternatively Dave Carrington (07790939743).

Jan
15
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly Walks (Kenfig NNR) – 2-3 – These take place on the third Saturday of each month. Note the non-running of the one due on Sat 21st April 2018 – see list below. Meet at the Reserve Centre at 9.00a.m. and run to 12:00 at the latest. Contact Strinda Davies for details or alternatively Dave Carrington (07790939743).

Feb
19
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly Walks (Kenfig NNR) – 2-3 – These take place on the third Saturday of each month. Note the non-running of the one due on Sat 21st April 2018 – see list below. Meet at the Reserve Centre at 9.00a.m. and run to 12:00 at the latest. Contact Strinda Davies for details or alternatively Dave Carrington (07790939743).

Feb
28
Mon
WOS – Small Grant Scheme. Closing date for applications.
Feb 28 all-day

Notes for Applicants
• Applications must be made using the form (available in MS Word from November).
• Projects must take place within Wales.
• The grant can pay for costs of the project such as materials, research and surveys including travel expenses, habitat management and technical advice. It should not pay for core funding for a group, nor for telescopes or binoculars to undertake fieldwork.
• The funding must be used for biodiversity conservation work and not to fulfil any existing agreements such as Service-level agreements, agri-environment works, planning obligations.
• Any individual or non–profit group or organisation may apply. If you are applying on behalf of a non-constituted group and therefore do not have a bank account (such as a Biodiversity Action Group), you may nominate an organisation to administer the project finances. Eligible organisations include Local Authorities, Registered Charities, and Government Organisations.
• A nominated person must sign the application form accepting the conditions of grant on behalf of those involved in the project.
• The applicant must supply adequate information to justify the project.
• Grants will be made in two parts: half before the project and half upon receipt of a report on the work.

Forfurthe detail please go to -https://birdsin.wales/what-we-do/small-grant-scheme/

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