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WOS agrees Memorandum of Understanding with Bardsey

WOS agrees Memorandum of Understanding with Bardsey – read more about this by clicking on the photo.

Thirteen Bee-eaters on the Llyn!

On 9th May an astonishing flock of 13 Bee-eaters arrived on the Llyn peninsula, near Uwchmynydd. The birds stayed around for at least four days including some cold northerly winds, but had disappeared on 14th May.

Let’s celebrate World Curlew Day

21st April is World Curlew day, after St Beuno their patron saint. Curlews are magical birds – they have inspired poetry and paintings. We know how threatened Curlews are as a Welsh breeding species and we need all the records we can gather – even under the COVID-19 lockdown.

A New Birds of Wales

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

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

    Jun
    20
    Sat
    Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
    Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Monthly Walks (Kenfig NNR) – 2-3 – These take place on the third Saturday of each month. Note the non-running of the one due on Sat 21st April 2018 – see list below. Meet at the Reserve Centre at 9.00a.m. and run to 12:00 at the latest. Contact Strinda Davies for details or alternatively Dave Carrington (07790939743).

    Jul
    18
    Sat
    Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
    Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Monthly Walks (Kenfig NNR) – 2-3 – These take place on the third Saturday of each month. Note the non-running of the one due on Sat 21st April 2018 – see list below. Meet at the Reserve Centre at 9.00a.m. and run to 12:00 at the latest. Contact Strinda Davies for details or alternatively Dave Carrington (07790939743).

    Aug
    15
    Sat
    Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
    Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Monthly Walks (Kenfig NNR) – 2-3 – These take place on the third Saturday of each month. Note the non-running of the one due on Sat 21st April 2018 – see list below. Meet at the Reserve Centre at 9.00a.m. and run to 12:00 at the latest. Contact Strinda Davies for details or alternatively Dave Carrington (07790939743).

    Sep
    19
    Sat
    Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
    Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Monthly Walks (Kenfig NNR) – 2-3 – These take place on the third Saturday of each month. Note the non-running of the one due on Sat 21st April 2018 – see list below. Meet at the Reserve Centre at 9.00a.m. and run to 12:00 at the latest. Contact Strinda Davies for details or alternatively Dave Carrington (07790939743).

    Interactive Map

    Click on each county to discover more about birds and birdwatching

    Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

    February 2020

    Repeated storms battered the principality with Ciara and Denis bringing unprecedented fluvial flooding to some areas. With the storms tracking swiftly across the Atlantic there were expected to be at least some American and white-winged gulls. However the bird of the month was a Long-billed Dowitcher, which ventured into the Flintshire section of RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands on 24th!

    Read More »

    January 2020

    An unremarkable month, with a Caspian Gull in Glamorgan and a highly unseasonal Common Swift on Anglesey the highlights. Good numbers of photogenic Snow Buntings (including a ‘nivalis’) and Black Redstarts.

    Read More »
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