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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

Bangor Bird Club : (Wildlife Trust talk) Bees with Backpacks – tracking bees, Dr Paul Cross.
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

(Wildlife Trust talk) Bees with Backpacks – tracking bees, Dr Paul Cross.

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.

Gwent Ornithological Society : Outdoor Meeting – Llandegfedd Reservoir.
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Llandegfedd Reservoir
Saturday 30 November 2019 09.00 hrs – 12.00 hrs
Keith Roylance –
An easy walk, using the hides, 3hr.

Meet at Fisherman’s car park, Llandegfedd Reservoir

Contact is Keith Roylance: 07718 315910

For further information please contact Dave Brassey on 01633 664212.

Note that in some rural areas the nearest post code (and therefore your sat nav) may not take you to the exact parking place. Use a map and the grid reference to find this.

Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – Slimbridge.
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 1st December – Slimbridge WWT (F) 1 – HT 10:30. The Bewick’s Swans should be back, along with many other goose and duck species. There is an entrance fee for non-WWT members.

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.

Glamorgan Bird Club : Indoor Meeting – Goshawks, a talk given by Steve Watson.
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday 3rd December – Goshawks – Steve Watson (I) – a return visit from the Gloucester Raptor Group. Steve didn’t have time in his talk last year, to tell us about this aspect of his work.

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.

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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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