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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.

30th Anniversary Conference

The 2019 Conference will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of WOS and will be held at the Penglais Campus at Aberystwyth University on Saturday 16 November 2019. Booking is now open for all.

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

Glamorgan Bird Club : Indoor Meeting – Kenfig,a talk given by Dave Carrington.
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday 5th November – Kenfig – Dave Carrington (I) – Reserve warden, Dave, will gIve us an insight into the day to day running of this important National Nature Reserve.

ndoor Meetings (I) – These are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month during the winter months. Start 7.45pm in the Kenfig National Nature Reserve’s Visitor Centre, Kenfig. Contact Paul Denning (01443 202607) for details..

Bangor Bird Group : The State of the Birds in Wales, Julian Hughes (RSPB).
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The State of the Birds in Wales, Julian Hughes (RSPB).

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.

Wrexham Birdwatching Society : Indoor Meeting – Spring in New England, a talk by Jim Almond.
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

For further information contact Kevin Smith –

Gwent Ornithological Society : Indoor Meeting – Scotland 2018.
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Scotland 2018 – Spending four weeks in Scotland during 2018, Dave has a variety of photos to share with us.
Speaker – Dave Brassey.

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.

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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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