Montgomeryshire / Sir Drefaldwyn – vice county 47

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. Montgomeryshire is the northern third of Powys unitary authority; records for the northern section of the recording area are shared with Denbighshire.

County Bird Recorder

Simon Boyes, Bridge Cottage, Middletown, Welshpool, Powys, UK, SY21 8DG    

County Bird Report

Montgomeryshire County Bird Report is published online, where the vice-county bird list can also be downloaded.

Bird Club

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust Bird Group meets monthly, in Welshpool during September to March, and field trips in the Summer.

British Trust for Ornithology

Jane Kelsall Tel: 01970 872019 Email:

Recent Sightings

Local Site Information

Local birders have produced information on some sites in the vice-county. County avifauna: The Birds of Montgomery, by Braydon Holt and Graham Williams (2008) is out of print. Birdwatching site guide: Where to watch birds in Wales, by David Saunders and Jon Green, is published by Helm (4th edition, 2008) and features all the places that are known for their birds, with maps of many, and details of access and the wildlife you might expect to see at each time of year (ISBN 9780 71367 484 2). RRP £16.99.

Online Atlas

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