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Conference 2019

Tony Cross – the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award – cuts the 30th Anniversary cake.

Framed original Robert Gillmor painting for auction

Original Robert Gillmor framed painting for auction at Conference

Rare birds in Wales – report for 2018

The 2018 report on scarce and rare birds in Wales is now available in the Members’ section of the website.

A New Birds of Wales

Progress up to 2nd November 2019
Species Sponsorship
What we’ll publish and what it will cost
Background to the project

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

    Wrexham Birdwatching Society : Outdoor Meeting – Rhudlan & Rhyl.
    Nov 23 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

    Leader Kevin Smith – 01978 354551 or
    For details of exact meeting place please contact Kevin.

    Gwent Ornithological Society : Indoor Meeting – Turkey.
    Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

    Turkey – A short visit to Turkey, John gets to see Brown Fish Owl & more.
    Speaker – John Colman.

    All indoor meetings are held on Saturdays at Goytre Village Hall, Penperlleni (SO 323 046) and start at 7:30pm. An entrance fee of £2.00 includes tea and biscuits. Open to non-members. Goytre Sports & Social Club, Heol Drenewydd, Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AR, UK.

    Bangor Bird Club : (Wildlife Trust talk) Bees with Backpacks – tracking bees, Dr Paul Cross.
    Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    (Wildlife Trust talk) Bees with Backpacks – tracking bees, Dr Paul Cross.

    The Bird Group, which has links with Bangor University, was set up 70 years ago. It arranges a series of weekly talks over the autumn and spring terms (October – March) with a wide range of speakers and topics. These are held on Wednesday evenings (except where indicated) in Room 101, Alun Building, Bangor University Management Centre, College Road, Bangor and start at 7.30 pm prompt (no access to building after this time). Non members £4 per meeting.

    Gwent Ornithological Society : Outdoor Meeting – Llandegfedd Reservoir.
    Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Llandegfedd Reservoir
    Saturday 30 November 2019 09.00 hrs – 12.00 hrs
    Keith Roylance –
    An easy walk, using the hides, 3hr.

    Meet at Fisherman’s car park, Llandegfedd Reservoir

    Contact is Keith Roylance: 07718 315910

    For further information please contact Dave Brassey on 01633 664212.

    Note that in some rural areas the nearest post code (and therefore your sat nav) may not take you to the exact parking place. Use a map and the grid reference to find this.

    Interactive Map

    Click on each county to discover more about birds and birdwatching

    Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

    October 2019

    Only one American warbler – a Red-eyed Vireo – but a good scattering of other semi-rarities, including Isabelline Wheatear and Blyth’s Reed Warbler

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    September 2019

    An Aquatic Warbler at the end of August, a Semipalmated Sandpiper, an Isabelline Wheatear and Wales’ first Buff-bellied Pipit feature in this month’s round up.

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