Brecknockshire / Sir Frycheiniog – vice county 42

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. Brecknock VC42 is broadly the southern third of Powys unitary authority but records for a section of the Watsonian vice-county (including Llwyn-Onn Reservoir) are managed by East Glamorgan. Similarly, records from a small area north of Ebbw Vale are maintained by Gwent.

County Bird Recorder

Andrew King, Heddfan, Pennorth, Brecon LD3 7EX

County Bird Report

Breconshire Bird Report, £7 to callers at Brecon Wildlife Trust Office, Lion House, Bethel Square, BRECON, Powys. LD3 7AY. £8.20 (including postage) from county bird recorder.

Bird Club

There is no bird club in Brecon.

British Trust for Ornithology

Andrew King

Recent Sightings

Local Site Information

A map of the principal birdwatching sites in Brecknock has been produced online by local birders.



Where to watch birds in Wales, by David Saunders and Jon Green, published by Helm (4th edition, 2008) features all the places that are known for their birds, with maps of many, and details of access and the wildlife you might expect to see at each time of year (ISBN 9780 71367 484 2). RRP £16.99 (out of print).

Online Atlas

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