Very many thanks to all the WOS members and friends, businesses and organisations who have sponsored, or shared sponsorship of individual species. Through your generosity we have covered just over 70% of the publication costs in this way. Although only 29% of species on the current Welsh list have attracted sponsorship, this is beyond our expectations and when Giftaid is added to the sponsorship payments, not far short of 80% of our publication costs will have been covered.
The final tally, by 11th November 2020, of sponsorships covers wholly, or partly in a few cases, 130 species:
Aquatic Warbler; Barn Owl; Bee-eater; Bittern; Black Grouse; Black Guillemot; Black-headed Gull; Black Redstart; Blackbird; Bullfinch; Chaffinch; Chiffchaff; Chough; Citrine Wagtail; Collared Dove; Common Gull; Common Sandpiper; Common Scoter; Common Tern; Coot; Cormorant; Corncrake; Curlew; Dartford Warbler; Dipper; Dotterel; Dunlin; Dunnock; Eider; Fulmar; Gannet; Glaucous-winged Gull; Goldcrest; Goldeneye; Golden Eagle; Golden Plover; Goosander; Goshawk; Great Black-backed Gull; Great Northern Diver; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Green Woodpecker; Greenfinch; Greenland White-fronted Goose; Grey Heron; Grey Wagtail; Guillemot; Hawfinch; Hen Harrier; Herring Gull; Hobby; Honey Buzzard; Hooded Merganser; House Martin; House Sparrow; Isabelline Wheatear; Kestrel; Kingfisher; Kittiwake; Lapwing; Lesser Redpoll; Lesser Spotted Woodpecker; Lesser Whitethroat; Linnet; Little Egret; Little Owl; Little Tern; Long-eared Owl; Long-tailed Tit; Mallard; Marsh Harrier; Marsh Tit; Manx Shearwater; Meadow Pipit; Mediterranean Gull; Merlin; Mute Swan; Nightjar; Nuthatch; Osprey; Oystercatcher; Paddyfield Warbler; Peregrine; Pied Flycatcher; Pintail; Puffin; Raven; Razorbill; Red Grouse; Red-throated Diver; Red Kite; Redshank; Redstart; Reed Bunting; Reed Warbler; Ring Ouzel; Robin; Rock Thrush; Rook; Ruddy Shelduck; Sand Martin; Sandwich Tern; Savi’s Warbler;Sedge Warbler; Shag; Shelduck; Short-eared Owl; Siskin; Skylark; Sparrowhawk; Spotted Flycatcher; Stonechat; Storm Petrel; Summer Tanager; Swallow;Swift; Tawny Owl; Tree Sparrow; Turnstone; Twite;Water Rail; Waxwing; Wheatear; Whooper Swan; Willow Tit; Willow Warbler; Woodcock; Woodlark; Wood Warbler; Yellow Wagtail; Yellow-browed Warbler and Yellowhammer.
A delightful collection of common birds, rarities and Welsh specialities – thank you all very much.