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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

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.

Wrexham Birdwatching Society : Outdoor Meeting – Wood Lane & Hanmer Mere.
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Leader Martin Williams – 01978 854633.

For details of exact meeting place please contact either Martin or Kevin Smith,

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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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