Ceredigion – vice county 46

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Bird-recording in Wales is based largely on the Watsonian vice-county system. The boundaries of Ceredigion VC46 (formerly Cardiganshire) are identical to Ceredigion unitary authority.

County Bird Recorder

Russell Jones, Bron-y-Gan, Talybont, Ceredigion SY24 5ER – looks after WeBS, county records and rarities. Email: russell.jones@rspb.org.uk

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

Although there is no bird club, monthly field trips are organised for resident and visiting birdwatchers. Click under Contacts on the Ceredigion Birds blog for details.

British Trust for Ornithology

Naomi Davis Email: CardiganshireBirds@gmail.com Organises all BTO surveys apart from those by Russell Jones (see County Bird Reporter above)

Recent Sightings

Local Site Information

Birds of Ceredigion, by Hywel Roderick and Peter Davis (2010). An historic review of the county’s birds, written by two former county recorders, illustrated by local photographers and funded by local birders. £16.50 from local bookshops. The Birds of Cardiganshire, by Geoffrey C.S. Ingram, H. Morrey Salmon and W.M. Condry (1966). Published by West Wales Naturalists Trust. Out of print.

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