Congratulations to Gower Ornithological Society whose sponsorship of Dartford Warbler brings the number of sole sponsorships to 100!
WOS will be following its participation in Virtual Birdfair with a virtual conference, around our usual date in early November. Council is currently preparing a packed programme of presentations, reports and competitions. Watch this space – and don’t forget that Iolo’s video from Virtual Birdfair is still available for the next two months.
Have you been online to check out the Virtual Birdfair yet? Typically, we would have our iconic red kite peg board in full swing and be talking to guests about the wonderful wildlife of Wales. Instead this year we will be exhibiting online. We’ll also have a talk narrated by Iolo Williams later in the event.
Applications for the 2020 award are now open and completed applications must be received by 30 September 2020, following the guidance from the website. In 2020 the WOS November conference will be a virtual event, but will include the announcement of the winning entry and hopefully the presentation can be made online! Watch the website for details of the 2020 Virtual Conference!
With the wealth of valuable material and photographs we’ve gathered, WOS Council has agreed to expand the book from its original 480 pages to a revised total of 608 and this inevitably means that the costs have increased. It’s not a bottomless bucket that we’re seeking to fill (unlike most government IT contracts!) but we do need more sponsorship support to fill the bucket. Help this sad looking Robin to feel it’s loved!
The 2021-26 Strategy reflects WOS’s determination to represent all birders in Wales – both those who live in Wales and those who visit Wales from across the border and abroad. There will be a particular emphasis on reaching out to young people and addressing issues of diversity in the membership. Click on this box to read more, including the full document.