Calendar of events

This page features events likely to be of interest to birdwatchers in Wales, including those organised by affiliated Bird Clubs. If you are organising an event that you would like included, please contact us at the email address below.

We strongly recommend that you check with the organiser before attending an event, in case last-minute changes have been made to arrangements. If viewing on a mobile device, click the arrow next to the month to show later dates, and click ‘+’ to expand for more information.

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Glamorgan Bird Club : Indoor Meeting – Peregrines & Goshawks a talk by Stephen Watson. 7:30 pm
Glamorgan Bird Club : Indoor Meeting – Peregrines & Goshawks a talk by Stephen Watson.
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 2nd October – Peregrines & Goshawks – Stephen Watson (I) A new face for GBC. Stephen will tell us all about these magnificent birds of prey. Indoor Meetings – These are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month during the winter months. Start 7.45pm in the Kenfig National Nature Reserve’s Visitor Centre, Kenfig. Contact Paul Denning (01443 ...
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Bangor Bird Group. A Talk : New Zealand : Land of endemics, fire, ice and a seabird heaven. 7:30 pm
Bangor Bird Group. A Talk : New Zealand : Land of endemics, fire, ice and a seabird heaven.
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Talk :By Ian Hawkins (RSPB) Meetings are in the ground floor Lecture Theatre of the University’s Brambell Building on Deiniol Road, Bangor and starts at 7.30 pm prompt. (The doors of the building are required to be closed at the start of the meeting at 7.30) Non-members £2 per meeting Annual subscription: £15; Concessions £12; Students £10 For further ...
Carmarthenshire Bird Club : Indoor Meeting – AGM and Talk. 7:30 pm
Carmarthenshire Bird Club : Indoor Meeting – AGM and Talk.
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
AGM and talk on hen harrier and merlin in the Berwyn Mountains 19:30 Llanelli Cricket Club Annual General Meeting to be followed by a talk by Keith Offord on his lengthy study of hen harrier and merlin in the Berwyn Mountains. Tea/coffee and biscuits to follow (£1.50) Events organiser Wendell Thomas – 07912 577626
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Cambrian Ornithological Society : Indoor Meeting – What’s that Raptor, a talk by Keith Offord 7:30 pm
Cambrian Ornithological Society : Indoor Meeting – What’s that Raptor, a talk by Keith Offord
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday 5th October. A talk by Keith Offord postponed from March. What’s That Raptor?’ by Keith Offord (Wild Insights) Raptors are some of our most exciting birds, but often some of the most challenging to identify. This talk takes a close look at the identification of raptors in real settings, where subtle differences in wing length, wing-beat, speed, stance and ...
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Gwent ornithological Society : Indoor Meeting – Cuba, an illustrated talk by Oliver Smart. 7:30 pm
Gwent ornithological Society : Indoor Meeting – Cuba, an illustrated talk by Oliver Smart.
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Cuba – a Flicker of Interest, a talk by Oliver Smart, professional photographer. 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.
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Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Ogmore 8:00 am
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Ogmore
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10th October – Ogmore. The “pants” have the reputation for attracting migrants. We should catch up with Yellowhammers, Stonechats and the like. There may be some autumn waders and ducks on the river. Field Meetings – Contact John Wilson (info@glamorganbirds.org.uk) at least seven days before the due date. Bring packed lunch and suitable clothing/footwear. Participants may be expected to ...
Bangor Bird Group : A Talk – How the Vulture lost it’s head and Other Wildlife tales from Zululand. 7:30 pm
Bangor Bird Group : A Talk – How the Vulture lost it’s head and Other Wildlife tales from Zululand.
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A talk by Tarik Bodasing (South African Naturalist) .Meetings are in the ground floor Lecture Theatre of the University’s Brambell Building on Deiniol Road, Bangor and starts at 7.30 pm prompt. (The doors of the building are required to be closed at the start of the meeting at 7.30) Non-members £2 per meeting Annual subscription: £15; Concessions £12; Students £10 ...
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Gwent Ornithological Society : Outdoor Meeting – Portland Bird Observatory.
Gwent Ornithological Society : Outdoor Meeting – Portland Bird Observatory.
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day
Portland Observatory. Friday 12 October. Leader: Dave Brassey – The usual first-come-first-served for this popular two-night, weekend trip – Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October. Details from Dave Brassey. Mobile: 07973 734092
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Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Steart Point. 8:00 am
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Steart Point.
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 13th October – Steart Point. This reserve is fast becoming one of the best bird watching locations in the south-west. Expect waders, raptors and waterfowl. High tide 10:03. Field Meetings – Contact John Wilson (info@glamorganbirds.org.uk) at least seven days before the due date. Bring packed lunch and suitable clothing/footwear. Participants may be expected to car share. The meeting place ...
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Cambrian Ornithological Society : Field Meeting – RSPB Burton Mere. 9:00 am
Cambrian Ornithological Society : Field Meeting – RSPB Burton Mere.
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 14th October RSPB Burton Mere A great place for migrants so anything is possible this time of year. Leader Jo Porteous. Meet at 9am at RSPB visitors’ car park, Puddington Lane, Burton; SJ314735; CH64 5SF. Field trips start at 10 am unless otherwise stated. Non-members welcome. Bring lunch, stout footwear and waterproofs. For further information, contact Geoff Gibbs (01248 ...
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Bangor Bird Group : A Talk – Waderquest. 7:30 pm
Bangor Bird Group : A Talk – Waderquest.
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A talk by Rick & Elis Simpson (Supporting Shorebird Conservation) . Meetings are in the ground floor Lecture Theatre of the University’s Brambell Building on Deiniol Road, Bangor and starts at 7.30 pm prompt. (The doors of the building are required to be closed at the start of the meeting at 7.30) Non-members £2 per meeting Annual subscription: £15; Concessions ...
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Gwent Ornithological Society : Outdoor Meeting – Ynys-y-fro Reservoir. 8:00 am
Gwent Ornithological Society : Outdoor Meeting – Ynys-y-fro Reservoir. @ Fourteen locks car park NP10 9GN.
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ynys-y-fro Reservoir. Saturday 20 October at 08.00 hrs. Leader: Ian Walker. Meet Ian at Fourteen Locks car park (ST) at 08:00. A 3 hour walk. Canal, reservoir and fields. Wellies advisable. Phone: 01633 266382. For further information please contact Dave Brassey on 01633 664212. Note that in some rural areas the nearest post code (and therefore your sat nav) may ...
Gwent Ornithological Society ; Indoor Meeting – Dippers on the Honda, Wye and Olchon, an illustrated talk by Mick Jenner. 7:30 pm
Gwent Ornithological Society ; Indoor Meeting – Dippers on the Honda, Wye and Olchon, an illustrated talk by Mick Jenner.
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Dippers on the Honda, Wye and Olchon, Saturday 20 October 2018 19.30 hrs Speaker Mick Jenner – Video’d with assistance from Steph Tyler. Unmissable. 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.
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Bangor Bird Group : A Talk – Living Landscapes in action (Biodiversity in Wrexham). 7:30 pm
Bangor Bird Group : A Talk – Living Landscapes in action (Biodiversity in Wrexham).
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Talk by Jonny Hudson (NWWT talk). Meetings are in the ground floor Lecture Theatre of the University’s Brambell Building on Deiniol Road, Bangor and starts at 7.30 pm prompt. (The doors of the building are required to be closed at the start of the meeting at 7.30) Non-members £2 per meeting Annual subscription: £15; Concessions £12; Students £10 For ...
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Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Portland Bird Observatory. 8:00 am
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Portland Bird Observatory.
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th October – Portland Observatory. A weekend visit (Friday and Saturday nights), staying in the Obs. The autumn migration should be in full swing. Places are limited. Contact Alan Rosney to secure your place. Field Meetings – Contact John Wilson (info@glamorganbirds.org.uk) at least seven days before the due date. Bring packed lunch and suitable clothing/footwear. Participants ...
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Bangor Bird Group : A Talk – Cornell – The American Dream. 7:30 pm
Bangor Bird Group : A Talk – Cornell – The American Dream.
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Talk by Elliot Montieth (Wirrel Birder). Meetings are in the ground floor Lecture Theatre of the University’s Brambell Building on Deiniol Road, Bangor and starts at 7.30 pm prompt. (The doors of the building are required to be closed at the start of the meeting at 7.30) Non-members £2 per meeting Annual subscription: £15; Concessions £12; Students £10 For ...