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WOS agrees Memorandum of Understanding with Bardsey

WOS agrees Memorandum of Understanding with Bardsey – read more about this by clicking on the photo.

Thirteen Bee-eaters on the Llyn!

On 9th May an astonishing flock of 13 Bee-eaters arrived on the Llyn peninsula, near Uwchmynydd. The birds stayed around for at least four days including some cold northerly winds, but had disappeared on 14th May.

Let’s celebrate World Curlew Day

21st April is World Curlew day, after St Beuno their patron saint. Curlews are magical birds – they have inspired poetry and paintings. We know how threatened Curlews are as a Welsh breeding species and we need all the records we can gather – even under the COVID-19 lockdown.

A New Birds of Wales

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

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

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

For further information please go to

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

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 –

Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – Cardiff Bay & Cosmeston.
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday 22nd January – Cardiff Bay & Cosmeston (F) 2. Gulls are likely to be the main focus of this trip, although Black Redstart has been seen round the Bay in past winters.

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.

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Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

April 2020 – COVID lockdown

Our movement limitations due to the COVID lockdown meant for much more localised birding but there were still highlights, including a magnificent Montagu’s Harrier in Glamorgan on 21st.

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March 2020 – observing the COVID-19 restrictions

Whilst COVID-19 brought birding outside gardens and short walks to a shuddering halt towards the end of the month, welcome harbingers of spring arrived despite the chaos amid the pandemic, with Sand Martins, Wheatears and Swallows whilst early spring vagrants included a Wryneck and a Hoopoe.

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