Giles Pepler

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.

Could you bring your expertise to the development of policy for WOS?

We’ll have at least three crucial vacancies on WOS Council from November 2020. We have lots of great birders who could serve with distinction on Council, but at the moment we really would like applications from birders with organisational and planning skills, good contacts with policy organisations and the Welsh government. We would love to hear from you if you think you could make such a contribution to the direction of WOS – particularly important at a time when conservation is taking a poor second place to issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and post-Brexit negotiations.

Small grants and bursaries

We’re pleased to provide funding support for one application – a Swift project and although it’s not the first Swift project we’ve supported, the evidence suggests that these projects are very successful in meeting the criteria that WOS sets.

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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.