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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.

30th Anniversary Conference

The 2019 Conference will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of WOS and will be held at the Penglais Campus at Aberystwyth University on Saturday 16 November 2019. Booking is now open for all.

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

Nov
9
Sat
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.

Nov
13
Wed
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 (info@glamorganbirds.org.uk) 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.

Nov
16
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly Walks (Kenfig NNR) – 2-3 – These take place on the third Saturday of each month. Note the non-running of the one due on Sat 21st April 2018 – see list below. Meet at the Reserve Centre at 9.00a.m. and run to 12:00 at the latest. Contact Strinda Davies for details or alternatively Dave Carrington (07790939743).

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Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

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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September 2019

An Aquatic Warbler at the end of August, a Semipalmated Sandpiper, an Isabelline Wheatear and Wales’ first Buff-bellied Pipit feature in this month’s round up.

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