Pembrokeshire / Sir Benfro – vice county 45
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. The boundaries of Pembrokeshire VC45 are very similar to those of Pembrokeshire unitary authority.
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.
Pembrokeshire Bird Group is a section of The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. Indoor meetings are held during the winter in Haverfordwest, and outdoor trips are held throughout the year. The Group also organises a popular Conference in November each year. More details on their blog.
Local Site Information
Summary information of the main birding sites has been produced by local birders.
Birding in Pembrokeshire, by Jon Green and Owen Roberts features all the birding sites in the county, with a guide of what you might see at different times of year and maps. Available from Victoria Books (Haverfordwest), St. Davids Bookshop, Seaways (Fishguard), Pembroke Bookshop, Wildlife Trust Lockley Lodge or by post from the county recorder (cheques payable to Jon Green). RRP £12.95.
Pembrokeshire Online avifauna
Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pembrokeshire 2003-07, by Annie Haycock et. al (2009). £10, from Bird Group meetings or online here.
Birds of Pembrokeshire: status and atlas of Pembrokeshire’s birds, by Jack Donovan and Graham Rees (1994). Published by Dyfed Wildlife Trust. Out of print.