A NEW 'BIRDS OF WALES' TO MARK THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOS
There has only ever been one book giving a complete account of all the bird species ever recorded in Wales. This was Birds in Wales, by Roger Lovegrove, Graham Williams and Iolo Williams, published by Poyser in 1994. This volume has been of huge value for bird conservation in Wales since then, a first port of call for birdwatchers and conservationists alike. However, the information contained in it is now nearly thirty years old, and there have been great changes in the fortunes of many species since it was published. In 2002 the Welsh Ornithological Society published Birds in Wales 1992-2000 by Jon Green to update the original Birds in Wales, but the time has now come for a new book to give an up-to-date picture of the birds of Wales. To mark WOS’ 30th anniversary, work has begun on a new volume, describing the history and current status of every bird ever recorded in Wales, common and rare, with an assessment of the conservation issues facing our breeding, wintering and migrant birds. WOS is inviting individuals and organisations to sponsor each species on the Welsh list and we are delighted to report that by 14th June, 44 species have been sponsored, or are in the process of sponsorship. YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS LANDMARK PROJECT, AND HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT IT THROUGH SPECIES SPONSORSHIP HERE.