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Wild Justice to take on Natural Resources Wales over general licences

Wild Justice, the non-profit legal entity set up by Chris Packham CBE, Dr Ruth Tingay and Dr Mark Avery, has announced that it is to formally challenge Natural Resources Wales (NRW) over its issuing of general licences allowing the ‘lethal control’ of wild animals.

Welsh Bird Report 2018 now published

The Welsh Bird Report for 2018 has now been published and paper copies have been sent to all members. A PDF of the full report is also available for download in the Members section of the website.

You nominated the breeding Savi’s Warblers at Cors Ddyga your Wales Bird of the Year in 2019

Other nominations included Alpine Swift, Dotterel, Cetti’s Warbler, Great Grey Shrike and Yellow-browed Warbler.

A New Birds of Wales

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

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – Garwnant & Cwm Cadlan.
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 13th November – Garwnant & Cwm Cadlan (F) 2-3 – Last winter’s Great Grey Shrike might return. We also hope to catch up with Crossbill, Willow Tit, Redpoll and Siskin.

Field Meetings (F) – Please contact John Wilson ( 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..

Bangor Bird Club : From Middle Mouse to Muckle Flagga – a journey between islands, nature and conservation, John Harold.
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

From Middle Mouse to Muckle Flagga – a journey between islands, nature and conservation, John Harold.

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.

Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Nov 16 @ 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).

Cambrian Ornithological Society : Outdoor Meeting – Martin Mere Birdwatching Festival (Date Provisional) @
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Sunday in November (date to be arranged)

Field Trip to Martin Mere Birdwatching Festival (coach trip).

Waders and wildfowl in abundance, including Whooper Swans as well as the Festival itself – then the Starlings come in to roost! Further information when available will be in the Bulletin, linked from this page.

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Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

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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December 2019

A fairly quiet month, notable for the numbers of Short-eared Owls on Anglesey and Firecrests and Black Redstarts in numerous locations.

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