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The second WOS photo competition is now open for entries – closing date 30 September 2021. One young photographer could win a week’s stay on Bardsey!

You can find all the details of our new photo competition and the entry form by clicking here.

Summer is over for JAC and Daniel – Daniel is in Italy and JAC has crossed the Sahara and is in Burkina Faso

Cuckoos named JAC and Daniel were fitted with satellite tags at World’s End, Llangollen and Lake Vrynwy this summer, by the BTO and are now travelling south – JAC is already south of the Sahara.

Diversity and inclusion / Datganiad Amrywiaeth a Chynhwysiant

Diversity and inclusion
A love of and interest in the natural world ought to unite people regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or any other aspect of personal identity or interests. People should be able to feel safe while out in nature, free to learn, experience or simply be. Sadly, this is clearly not the case.
Too often, women and members of marginalised groups are excluded, belittled, harassed or verbally or physically abused. This is unacceptable; we, as a community, have an obligation to stand in support of those who are made to feel unwelcome or unsafe, and against those who would engender such feelings.
The Welsh Ornithological Society supports diversity, equality and inclusiveness and stands in opposition to hatred, bigotry, violence and harassment. Those who would seek to diminish, marginalise or harm others are not welcome in our community.

Datganiad Amrywiaeth a Chynhwysiant
Dylai cariad at, a diddordeb ym myd natur, uno pobl waeth beth fo’u rhyw, hil, ethnigrwydd, crefydd, cenedligrwydd, cyfeiriadedd rhywiol neu unrhyw agwedd arall ar ei hunaniaeth neu ddiddordebau personol. Dylai pobl allu teimlo’n ddiogel wrth dreulio amser allan ym myd natur, yn rhydd i ddysgu, i fwynhau’r profiad neu, yn syml iawn, i fod yn nhw eu hunain. Yn anffodus, mae’n amlwg nad yw hyn yn wir.
Yn rhy aml, mae menywod ac aelodau grwpiau sy’n cael eu gwthio i’r cyrion yn cael eu cau allan, eu bychanu, eu haflonyddu neu eu cam-drin ar lafar neu’n gorfforol. Mae hyn yn annerbyniol; mae’n rhaid i ni, fel cymuned, fod yn gefn i’r rhai sy’n cael eu gwneud i deimlo’n ddigroeso neu’n anniogel, ac i wrthwynebu’r rhai a fyddai’n ennyn teimladau o’r fath.
Mae Cymdeithas Adareg Cymru yn cefnogi amrywiaeth, cydraddoldeb a chynhwysiant ac yn gwrthwynebu casineb, rhagfarn, trais ac aflonyddu. Nid oes croeso yn ein cymuned i’r rhai a fyddai’n ceisio bychanu, cau allan neu’n niweidio eraill.

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An Elegant visitor to Anglesey – Cemlyn’s thirteenth species of tern!
Bardsey in June: seabird censusing and ringing and early autumn wader passage
‘Mr Strumble’ – gone but not forgotten
The ‘Birds of Wales / Adar Cymru’ is now available from Liverpool University Press – order it now if you missed the pre-publication offer – see sample pages below

Curlews 2021

Curlew – our poster bird for 2021 and more about World Curlew Day
Breeding season Curlew records needed for 2021
A Welsh Curlew photo gallery

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

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

Sep
18
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Sep 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).

Oct
16
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Oct 16 @ 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
20
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Nov 20 @ 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).

Interactive Map

Click on each county to discover more about birds and birdwatching

Scarce & Rare Birds Monthly Summaries

May 2021 – the wettest May on record in Wales and one of the coldest

This was the wettest Welsh May on record – and one of the coldest until right at the end, with almost constant northerly winds. The weather has had significant impacts on both spring migration and breeding birds, with food in very short supply. Right at the end of the month there was a welcome burst of scarcities, but these were little consolation to the breeding birds.

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