Radnorshire / Sir Faesyfed – vice county 43
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. Radnorshire VC43 is the central third of Powys 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.
Local Site Information
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
County avifaunas: (1) The Birds of Radnorshire by Pete Jennings (2014). 300 page, hardback, includes an introduction to the county and details of the past and present status for all the 254 species recorded in vice-county 43. Written by Pete Jennings (county bird recorder) and illustrated by Alan Harris, plus 32 photographs of the county’s main bird habitats. It is available for £30 (p&p free) from Pete Jennings, The Old Farmhouse, Choulton, Lydbury, Shropshire, SY7 8AH (cheques payable to Pete Jennings).
(2) Birds of Radnorshire and Mid-Powys, by Martin F Peers (1985).
(3) A handlist of the birds of Radnorshire, by G.C.S. Ingram and H.M. Salmon (1955). Out of print.