2018 – Bob Howells

Bob Howells was one of the founder members of Gower Ornithological Society some sixty years ago, beginning a lifetime of generating bird data in the area, a contribution to GOS that is without equal. His counts of birds in Gower track the seasonal populations of estuarine species; he was West Glamorgan Regional Rep. for the BTO for 37 years, and he continued as Wetland Bird Survey co-ordinator for the vice county beyond that. Bob’s dedication to record-keeping provides an invaluable record of the estuarine bird populations in the Burry Inlet and Swansea Bay SSSIs and has provided invaluable context for studies into Oystercatchers
and the cockle fishery in the Special Protection Area.

Read the full citation here.

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