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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

Jan
7
Tue
Glamorgan Bird Club : Indoor Meeting – Review of 2019.
Jan 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday 7th January – Review of 2019 (I) – A new venture to replace the Member’s Own,. We’ll be looking at highlights of the past year.

Indoor 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.

Jan
17
Fri
Deeside Naturalists Society : Indoor Meeting – Arctic Odyssey, Norman Sadler.
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

For further information please go to http://www.deenats.org.uk

Tea and coffee available for £1 during interval, otherwise talks are free of charge to members and non-members.

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

Wrexham Birdwatching Society : Outdoor Meeting – Wigg Island & Pickering Pastures.
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Leader Neil Hughes – 01978 357113.

For further information and details of exact meeting place please contact either Neil or Kevin Smith – kevjsmith3@hotmail.com

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Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

November 2019

Generally a fairly quiet month, compared with the mega-rarities recorded in other parts of the UK with the highlight being a warbler at Rhyl Brickworks from 11th to 13th, initially identified as a Hume’s Leaf Warbler on its call, but later ‘downgraded’ to a Yellow-Browed Warbler. For some the jury is still out!

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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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