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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

Dec
3
Tue
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.

Dec
4
Wed
Bangor Bird Club :In Search of the Mountain Ghost – Wildlife of the Tibetan Plateau, Dan Brown.
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Dan Brown. In Search of the Mountain Ghost – wildlife of the Tibetan Plateau. In Room PL 2.

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) Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Pontio, Bangor University, Deiniol Rd, Bangor LL57 2TQ. and start at 7.30 pm prompt (no access to building after this time). Non members £4 per meeting.

Dec
5
Thu
Bangor Bird Club : Megaherbs, Great Albatrosses and Giant Petrels:exploring our Antipodal Seas and Islands by Dan Brown.
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Megaherbs, Great Albatrosses and Giant Petrels:exploring our Antipodal Seas and Islands by Dan Brown. In Room PL 5.

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) Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor University, Deiniol Rd, Bangor LL57 2TQ. and start at 7.30 pm prompt (no access to building after this time). Non members £4 per meeting.

Dec
6
Fri
Cambrian Ornithological Society : Indoor Meeting – AGM & ‘TBird Conservation Stories in 2019 from the Wildlife Trust’
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Friday 6th December

AGM & ‘TBird Conservation Stories in 2019 from the Wildlife Trust’ by Chris Wynne (NWWT)

Following a quick AGM, Chris Wynne, Senior Reserves Manager, will update us on recent news from the North Wales Wildlife Trust..

Programme sponsored by CAMBRIAN PHOTOGRAPHY, ABERGELE ROAD, COLWYN BAY. Telephone 01492 532510.

ndoor meetings are held at Pensychnant Conservation Centre at 7.30pm. Hot drink and biscuits provided afterwards. Donation requested: £1 (members), £2 (non-members).

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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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