Bangor Bird Group

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 with a wide range of speakers and topics. These are held on Wednesday evenings (except where indicated) in the ground floor lecture theatre of the University’s Brambell Building on Deiniol Road and start at 7.30 pm prompt (no access to building after this time). Non members £2 per meeting.

Autumn 2018 – Spring 2019 programme

3rd October 2018. New Zealand: land of endemics, fire, ice and a seabird heaven, Ian Hawkins, RSPB.

10th October. How the vulture lost its head and other tales from Zululand, Tarik Bodasing, South African Wildlife Ecologist.

17th October. Waderquest,  Rick & Ellis Simpson, Supporting Shorebird Conservation.

24th October. (Wildlife Trust Talk). Living landscapes in action – biodiversity in Wrexham, Jonny Hulson.

31st October. Cornell – the American dream, Elliott Monteith, Wirral birder.

7th November. Western USA and pelagic birding, Denis Atherton, Bolton birder.

14th November. Champs of the Flyway – update Israel, Marc Hughes, local birder.

21st November. Rare birds in North Wales, Robin Sandham, local birder.

28th November. (Wildlife Trust talk) Making wildlife data count, Roy Tapping, Cofnod.

5th December. A message from the Arctic, Ben Porter, Bardsey naturalist.

12th December. Party with NWWT and Steve’s quiz.

2nd January 2019. Birding in wellies – an autumn week on Shetland, Chris Jones, local birder.

9th January. Birding Northern Peru, Henry Cook, local birder

16th January. Hawfinches in Wales, Kelvin Jones, BTO.

23rd January. (Wildlife Trust talk) Our wild coast, Chris Barber.

30th January. Filey International – a run through the seasonal bird migration, Mark James Pearson, Yorkshire birder.

6th February. Sky dwellers – the amazing life of Swifts, Ben Stammers, NWWT.

13th February. Cyprus and bird migration, Julian Hughes, RSPB.

20th February. Birding in Namibia, Dewi Edwards, local birder.

27th February. (Wildlife Trust Talk) Spiders on Welsh mountain bogs, Richard Gallon, Cofnod.

6th March. RSPB investigations, Matthew Bruce, RSPB.

13th March (Members only). Into Chile – part 2 (Video), Richard Birch, local naturalist.

20th March. Himalayan Gold – Assam & Arunachal Pradesh, Steve Culley, local birder.

Membership is open to all and costs:
Waged £15
Concessions £12
Students £10
Non-members – £2 per meeting

The Committee
Kim Parry – President

Nigel Brown – Chairman
Ian Wright –  Treasurer & Membership Secretary
Steve Culley – Programme Organiser
Richard Birch – Committee
Gareth Howells – Committee 
Peter Stuttard – Committee   
Nigel Brown – Honorary member
Jim Clark – Honorary member
Dr Richard Arnold – Honorary member

For further information, email