East Glamorgan / Morgannwg Dwyrain – vice county 41b

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. However, East Glamorgan is treated as a separate recording area from Gower by WOS and local bird recorders, and also includes the southern part of Brecknockshire around Llwyn-Onn reservoir. East Glamorgan VC41b covers Bridgend, Rhondda/Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Merthy Tydfil and the western part of Caerphilly unitary authorities.

County Bird Recorder

Phil Bristow, 2 Forest Oak Close, Cyncoed, Cardiff CF23 6QN.

Tel: 07769 973890

Email: phlbrstw@gmail.com

County Bird Report

£7.50 (plus £1.51 p&p) from John Wilson, 122 Westbourne Road, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 3HH. Tel: 029 2033 9424

Email: johndw1948@gmail.com


Past issues are available online.

Bird Club

*Glamorgan Bird Club has a busy programme of events (indoor meetings held at Kenfig), a quarterly newsletter and several conservation projects. Details of membership on the GBC website.



*Affiliated to the Welsh Ornithological Society

British Trust for Ornithology

Regional Representative: Wayne Morris. Tel: 01443 430284

Email: eastglambto@gmail.comAssistant



Representative: Daniel Jenkins-Jones. Tel: 01292 062 1394.

Email: jenkinsjones@btinternet.com.

Local Site Information

Birding in Glamorgan by Alan Rosney and Richard Smith, published by Glamorgan Bird Club. It describes 53 birdwatching sites, with maps and 29 colour plates. RRP £14 (plus p&p) from Alan Rosney, 10 Parc-y-Nant Nantgarw CF15 7TJ. Tel: 01443 841555. E-mail: Alan Rosney.

County avifauna:
The Birds of Glamorgan, by Clive Hurford and Peter Lansdown (1995). ISBN 1872808344. RRP £16.95. Available from Dr. S Howe, National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff.

The Birds of Cardiff, by David Gilmore. A full review of all the birds recorded in Cardiff UA from the earliest historical records to 2004. Price £10.00 (inc. p&p) from John Wilson, 122 Westbourne Road, Penarth Cardiff CF64 3HH. Tel: 02920 339424. E-mail: John Wilson
A supplement covering the period 2005-2012 can be downloaded from the Glamorgan Birds website.

The Birds of Bridgend. Available from Kenfig National Nature Reserve, Ton Kenfig, Pyle, Bridgend.

The Birds of the Caerphilly Basin: a personal perspective, by Neville Davies. A summary of the birds of the Caerphilly area, costs £6 from local bookshops and (with p&p) from John Wilson, 122 Westbourne Road, Penarth, Cardiff CF64 3HH. Tel: 02920 339424. E-mail: John Wilson

Online Atlas

Glamorgan Bird Club, with the BTO and SEWBREC, has produced an online atlas of breeding and wintering birds in East Glamorgan.

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