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Framed original Robert Gillmor painting for auction

Original Robert Gillmor framed painting for auction at Conference

Rare birds in Wales – report for 2018

The 2018 report on scarce and rare birds in Wales is now available in the Members’ section of the website.

30th Anniversary Conference

The 2019 Conference will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of WOS and will be held at the Penglais Campus at Aberystwyth University on Saturday 16 November 2019. Booking is now open for all.

A New Birds of Wales

Progress up to 2nd November 2019
Species Sponsorship
What we’ll publish and what it will cost
Background to the project

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

    Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – Garwnant & Cwm Cadlan.
    Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Wednesday 13th November – Garwnant & Cwm Cadlan (F) 2-3 – Last winter’s Great Grey Shrike might return. We also hope to catch up with Crossbill, Willow Tit, Redpoll and Siskin.

    Field Meetings (F) – Please contact John Wilson ( before the due date. Bring packed lunch and suitable clothing/footware. Participants may be expected to car share. The meeting place in Cardiff for many trips is St Margaret’s Road in Whitchurch, Cardiff – We meet at the A4054 end.

    Please note though, that due to the difficulty of getting to St Margaret’s Rd mid week mornings, esp for the leader, mid week trips will normally be meet at the location..

    Bangor Bird Club : From Middle Mouse to Muckle Flagga – a journey between islands, nature and conservation, John Harold.
    Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    From Middle Mouse to Muckle Flagga – a journey between islands, nature and conservation, John Harold.

    The Bird Group, which has links with Bangor University, was set up 70 years ago. It arranges a series of weekly talks over the autumn and spring terms (October – March) with a wide range of speakers and topics. These are held on Wednesday evenings (except where indicated) in Room 101, Alun Building, Bangor University Management Centre, College Road, Bangor and start at 7.30 pm prompt (no access to building after this time). Non members £4 per meeting.

    Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
    Nov 16 @ 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).

    Cambrian Ornithological Society : Outdoor Meeting – Martin Mere Birdwatching Festival (Date Provisional) @
    Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    A Sunday in November (date to be arranged)

    Field Trip to Martin Mere Birdwatching Festival (coach trip).

    Waders and wildfowl in abundance, including Whooper Swans as well as the Festival itself – then the Starlings come in to roost! Further information when available will be in the Bulletin, linked from this page.

    Interactive Map

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    Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

    cattle egret (Steve Culley)

    August 2019

    Spoonbills were at NWC Llanelli (Carmarthen) on 2nd and from 18th-19th, RSPB Cors Ddyga (Anglesey) from 3rd-21st and two were at NWR (Gwent) on 3rd.  The GLOSSY IBIS was seen at NWR (Gwent) on 4th.  A Cattle Egret was at NWC (Carmarthen) from 5th-24th. The RING-NECKED DUCK was seen again on Llyn Bran (Denbighshire) on 28th.

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