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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.

New Welsh Bird List for 2020

The Welsh bird list has now been updated for 2020 and includes all birds recorded in Wales up to the end of 2019. If you haven’t looked at the list for some time (or never!) you can find copies of the up-to-date list as a PDF or spreadsheet.

Small grants 2020 – applications now open

Applications for 2020 are now open. The deadline for completed applications is 29th February 2020.

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 : 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.

Gwent Ornithological Society : Indoor Meeting – AGM.
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm


Leader Keith Roylance.

After the business of the meeting and refreshments provided by members, a photo show by four members – 4 x 15minutes.

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

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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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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