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Wild Justice to take on Natural Resources Wales over general licences

Wild Justice, the non-profit legal entity set up by Chris Packham CBE, Dr Ruth Tingay and Dr Mark Avery, has announced that it is to formally challenge Natural Resources Wales (NRW) over its issuing of general licences allowing the ‘lethal control’ of wild animals.

Welsh Bird Report 2018 now published

The Welsh Bird Report for 2018 has now been published and paper copies have been sent to all members. A PDF of the full report is also available for download in the Members section of the website.

You nominated the breeding Savi’s Warblers at Cors Ddyga your Wales Bird of the Year in 2019

Other nominations included Alpine Swift, Dotterel, Cetti’s Warbler, Great Grey Shrike and Yellow-browed Warbler.

A New Birds of Wales

Progress up to January 2020
Species Sponsorship
What we’ll publish and what it will cost
Background to the project

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

    Wrexham Birdwatching Society : Outdoor Meeting – Wirral.
    Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

    Leader Joy Thomas – 01978 350716.

    For further information and details of exact meeting place please contact Joy or Kevin Smith –

    WOS – Small Grant Scheme. Closing date for applications.
    Feb 28 all-day

    Notes for Applicants
    • Applications must be made using the form (available in MS Word from November).
    • Projects must take place within Wales.
    • The grant can pay for costs of the project such as materials, research and surveys including travel expenses, habitat management and technical advice. It should not pay for core funding for a group, nor for telescopes or binoculars to undertake fieldwork.
    • The funding must be used for biodiversity conservation work and not to fulfil any existing agreements such as Service-level agreements, agri-environment works, planning obligations.
    • Any individual or non–profit group or organisation may apply. If you are applying on behalf of a non-constituted group and therefore do not have a bank account (such as a Biodiversity Action Group), you may nominate an organisation to administer the project finances. Eligible organisations include Local Authorities, Registered Charities, and Government Organisations.
    • A nominated person must sign the application form accepting the conditions of grant on behalf of those involved in the project.
    • The applicant must supply adequate information to justify the project.
    • Grants will be made in two parts: half before the project and half upon receipt of a report on the work.

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    Deeside Naturalists Society : Indoor Meeting – Beneath the Waves, Phil Hotchkiss.
    Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    For further information please go to

    Tea and coffee available for £1 during interval, otherwise talks are free of charge to members and non-members.

    Glamorgan Bird Club : Indoor Meeting – The Pantanal of Brazil, a talk given by John Wilson.
    Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    Tuesday 3rd March – The Pantanal of Brazil – John Wilson (I). Expect Jaguars, Giant River Otters and a host of birds.

    Indoor Meetings (I) – These are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month during the winter months. Start 7.45pm in the Kenfig National Nature Reserve’s Visitor Centre, Kenfig. Contact Paul Denning (01443 202607) for details.

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    Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

    November 2019

    Generally a fairly quiet month, compared with the mega-rarities recorded in other parts of the UK with the highlight being a warbler at Rhyl Brickworks from 11th to 13th, initially identified as a Hume’s Leaf Warbler on its call, but later ‘downgraded’ to a Yellow-Browed Warbler. For some the jury is still out!

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    October 2019

    Only one American warbler – a Red-eyed Vireo – but a good scattering of other semi-rarities, including Isabelline Wheatear and Blyth’s Reed Warbler

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