Caernarfonshire / Sir Gaernarfon – vice county 49
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Bird-recording in Wales is based largely on the Watsonian vice-county system. Caernarfonshire VC 49 is mostly within Gwynedd local authority, except at its eastern end, which is in Conwy unitary authority.
County Bird Recorder
Rhion Pritchard, Pant Afonig, Hafod Lane, Bangor Gwynedd LL57 4BU
British Trust for Ornithology
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 avifaunas: (1) Birds of Caernarfonshire, by Rhion Pritchard (2017), published by Cambrian Ornithological Society. £12. Available from county recorder (£10 for WOS members)
(2) The Birds of Caernarfonshire, by John Barnes (1997), published by Cambrian Ornithological Society.
(3) Birds of Caernarvonshire, by Peter Hope-Jones and Peter Dare (1976), published by Cambrian Ornithological Society.