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Please get involved in the 2020 Willow Tit survey – should be practicable even with COVID-19 restrictions

Even in these exceptional times caused by the spread of the Corona virus and Government recommendations on social distancing, you should be able to get involved, especially if you are surveying on your own. Please visit the RSPB site for full details of how to join in – there’s still time.

Could you bring your expertise to the development of policy for WOS?

We’ll have at least three crucial vacancies on WOS Council from November 2020. We have lots of great birders who could serve with distinction on Council, but at the moment we really would like applications from birders with organisational and planning skills, good contacts with policy organisations and the Welsh government. We would love to hear from you if you think you could make such a contribution to the direction of WOS – particularly important at a time when conservation is taking a poor second place to issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and post-Brexit negotiations.

Small grants and bursaries

We’re pleased to provide funding support for one application – a Swift project and although it’s not the first Swift project we’ve supported, the evidence suggests that these projects are very successful in meeting the criteria that WOS sets.

A New Birds of Wales

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

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

    Apr
    3
    Fri
    Wrexham Birdwatching Society : Indoor Meeting – Greenland, Walking the Arctic, a talk by Goronwy Wynne.
    Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    For further information please contact Kevin Smith – kevjsmith3@hotmail.com

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

    Apr
    19
    Sun
    Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – St David’s Vale.
    Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Sunday 19th April – St. David’s Vale (F) 2-3. We’ll try for upland species such as Curlew and possibly Cuckoo. Other early migrants maybe around too.

    Field Meetings (F) – Please contact John Wilson (info@glamorganbirds.org.uk) before the due date. Bring packed lunch and suitable clothing/footware. Participants may be expected to car share. The meeting place in Cardiff for many trips is St Margaret’s Road in Whitchurch, Cardiff – We meet at the A4054 end.

    Please note though, that due to the difficulty of getting to St Margaret’s Rd mid week mornings, esp for the leader, mid week trips will normally be meet at the location.

    Apr
    29
    Wed
    Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – Craig0y-Cilau & Blorenge.
    Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Wednesday 29th April – Craig-y-Cilau & Blorenge (F) 2-3. A lovely location with Redstarts, Marsh Tits and Tree Pipits all likely, We’ll look for Whinchat and Red Grouse on the Blorenge.

    Field Meetings (F) – Please contact John Wilson (info@glamorganbirds.org.uk) before the due date. Bring packed lunch and suitable clothing/footware. Participants may be expected to car share. The meeting place in Cardiff for many trips is St Margaret’s Road in Whitchurch, Cardiff – We meet at the A4054 end.

    Please note though, that due to the difficulty of getting to St Margaret’s Rd mid week mornings, esp for the leader, mid week trips will normally be meet at the location.

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    Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

    February 2020

    Repeated storms battered the principality with Ciara and Denis bringing unprecedented fluvial flooding to some areas. With the storms tracking swiftly across the Atlantic there were expected to be at least some American and white-winged gulls. However the bird of the month was a Long-billed Dowitcher, which ventured into the Flintshire section of RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands on 24th!

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    January 2020

    An unremarkable month, with a Caspian Gull in Glamorgan and a highly unseasonal Common Swift on Anglesey the highlights. Good numbers of photogenic Snow Buntings (including a ‘nivalis’) and Black Redstarts.

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