Anglesey / Ynys Môn – vice county 52

Map above: hover over sites for a short site description; clicking on the location will take you to an external website where available. Information below: click on the ‘+’ symbol to provide more detail.

Bird-recording in Wales is based largely on the Watsonian vice-county system. The boundaries of VC52 are identical to those of the current local authority.

County Bird Recorder

David Wright Email:

County Bird Report

The annual Ceredigion Bird Report is now published as a PDF and the 2019 report is available for reading and as a download here. Copies of earlier years cost £7 and are available from RSPB Ynys-hir, Teifi Marshes Welsh Wildlife Centre and Ystwyth Bookshop, Aberystwyth.  

Bird Club

None on island; Cambrian Ornithological Society covers Anglesey, but the nearest group meetings to the island are of Bangor Bird Group.

British Trust for Ornithology

Ian Hawkins Tel: 01248 430590 E-mail:

Recent Sightings

Local Site Information

Best Birdwatching Site: North Wales, by Alan Davies and Owen Roberts, features 70 sites in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire and Flintshire. Published by Buckingham Press (2007). ISBN 9780 95503 394 0. RRP £15.95. Breeding Bird Atlas: The Breeding Birds of North Wales, edited by Anne Brenchley, Geoff Gibbs, Rhion Pritchard and Ian Spence. A tetrad atlas of the breeding birds of five vice-counties of North Wales, from fieldwork conducted in 2008-12. Published by Liverpool University Press (2013). ISBN 978-1-84631-858-0. RRP £45. County avifauna: The Birds of Anglesey/Adar Mon, by Peter Hope-Jones and Paul Whalley (2004). A bilingual review of the island’s birds, with illustrations by Philip Snow, Steve Culley and Hugh Knott. ISBN 0954735811. RRP £49.99 (hardback), £24.99 (softback). Available from bookshops.

Online Atlas

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