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
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.
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.
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