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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

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.

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).

Wrexham Birdwatching Society : Indoor Meeting – Wildlife Photography, a talk by Gary Jones.
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

For further information please contact Kevin Smith –

Gwent Ornithological Society : Indoor Meeting – Valley Parade – Wildlife on the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Valley Parade – Wildlife on the Lower Rio Grande Valley – Texas, the oil state of the USA but what of the wildlife. Neil will enlighten us.

Speaker/Leader: – Neil Glenn.
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.

Interactive Map

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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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Current login problems

A quick message to all members:  we are currently changing our membership system and that means new passwords for all members.   Letters giving you the new details are on their way but may take a bit longer than usual to arrive.   In the meantime, you may have problems logging in to the membership areas.

Due to these problems we have made all membership areas accessible without logging in for the time being.

If you are having ongoing problems please contact the membership secretary with your login details and problems.

Apologies for the timing of changing passwords and arrival of letters has not happened in quite the right sequence. Thank you for your continued support of Welsh Ornithological Society.