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Arctic Terns vanish from The Skerries

The UK’s largest Arctic Tern breeding colony has been abandoned, and BTO scientists are asking the public for help to work out where these birds have gone. Find out more here.

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.

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Events for birdwatchers in Wales

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.

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.

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