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Derek Moore Student Research Award 2020

Applications for the 2020 award are now open and completed applications must be received by 30 September 2020, following the guidance from the website. In 2020 the WOS November conference will be a virtual event, but will include the announcement of the winning entry and hopefully the presentation can be made online! Watch the website for details of the 2020 Virtual Conference!

Our common garden birds need your love! Show your love by sponsoring one of them for the new Birds in Wales.

With the wealth of valuable material and photographs we’ve gathered, WOS Council has agreed to expand the book from its original 480 pages to a revised total of 608 and this inevitably means that the costs have increased. It’s not a bottomless bucket that we’re seeking to fill (unlike most government IT contracts!) but we do need more sponsorship support to fill the bucket. Help this sad looking Robin to feel it’s loved!

Going forward: WOS Council agrees 5-year strategy for 2021-26

The 2021-26 Strategy reflects WOS’s determination to represent all birders in Wales – both those who live in Wales and those who visit Wales from across the border and abroad. There will be a particular emphasis on reaching out to young people and addressing issues of diversity in the membership. Click on this box to read more, including the full document.

A New Birds of Wales

Progress up to July 2020
Species Sponsorship
What we’ll publish and what it will cost
Background to the project

Bardsey News

June 2020 – late spring passage, young birds everywhere and Stormie catching
Bardsey Island – April & May 2020
Bardsey 2020

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

    Aug
    15
    Sat
    Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
    Aug 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).

    Sep
    19
    Sat
    Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
    Sep 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).

    Oct
    17
    Sat
    Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
    Oct 17 @ 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).

    Nov
    21
    Sat
    Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
    Nov 21 @ 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).

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    Click on each county to discover more about birds and birdwatching

    Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

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    Current login problems

    A quick message to all members:  we are currently changing our membership system and that means new passwords for all members.   Letters giving you the new details are on their way but may take a bit longer than usual to arrive.   In the meantime, you may have problems logging in to the membership areas.

    Due to these problems we have made all membership areas accessible without logging in for the time being.

    If you are having ongoing problems please contact the membership secretary with your login details and problems.

    Apologies for the timing of changing passwords and arrival of letters has not happened in quite the right sequence. Thank you for your continued support of Welsh Ornithological Society.