Gower / Gŵyr – vice county 41a
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. Gower is the western part of Glamorgan VC41, which is treated as a separate recording area from East Glamorgan by WOS and local bird recorders. Gower VC41a covers Swansea and Neath/Port Talbot unitary authorities.
*Gower Ornithological Society is one of the oldest in Wales, covering the western part of Glamorgan. Indoor meetings are held each month in Swansea, with field trips around the county, and beyond. For details of membership, click here or contact Membership Secretary, Jeremy Douglas-Jones, 14 Alder Way, West Cross, Swansea SA3 5PD. Tel: 01792 551331.
E-mail: Jeremy Douglas-Jones
*Affiliated to the Welsh Ornithological Society.
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.
Breeding Bird Atlas
An Atlas of Breeding Birds in West Glamorgan, by D K Thomas (1992). Published by Gower Ornithological Society, available from the author at Laburnam Cottage, 12 Manselfield Road, Murton, Swansea SA3 3AR. ISBN 0952014610. RRP £13.50.
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.