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Wild Justice to take on Natural Resources Wales over general licences

Wild Justice, the non-profit legal entity set up by Chris Packham CBE, Dr Ruth Tingay and Dr Mark Avery, has announced that it is to formally challenge Natural Resources Wales (NRW) over its issuing of general licences allowing the ‘lethal control’ of wild animals.

Welsh Bird Report 2018 now published

The Welsh Bird Report for 2018 has now been published and paper copies have been sent to all members. A PDF of the full report is also available for download in the Members section of the website.

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.

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

Wrexham Birdwatching Society : Indoor Meeting – Spring in New England, a talk by Jim Almond.
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

For further information contact Kevin Smith –

Gwent Ornithological Society : Indoor Meeting – Scotland 2018.
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Scotland 2018 – Spending four weeks in Scotland during 2018, Dave has a variety of photos to share with us.
Speaker – Dave Brassey.

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.

Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – Garwnant & Cwm Cadlan.
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 13th November – Garwnant & Cwm Cadlan (F) 2-3 – Last winter’s Great Grey Shrike might return. We also hope to catch up with Crossbill, Willow Tit, Redpoll and Siskin.

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..

Bangor Bird Club : From Middle Mouse to Muckle Flagga – a journey between islands, nature and conservation, John Harold.
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

From Middle Mouse to Muckle Flagga – a journey between islands, nature and conservation, John Harold.

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.

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Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

January 2020

An unremarkable month, with a Caspian Gull in Glamorgan and a highly unseasonal Common Swift on Anglesey the highlights. Good numbers of photogenic Snow Buntings (including a ‘nivalis’) and Black Redstarts.

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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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