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2021 photo competition – reporting the winners

With 160 entries, including photos of 80 species and a broad mixture of commoner passerines, seabirds and raptors, the competition was a delight to judge and our four judges initially shortlisted 40 pictures across the three categories. Eventually, WOS President Iolo Williams selected Jonathan Bull’s magical portrait of a Tawny Owl family as the winner of the main section, but the show was stolen by Lewi Burgess’s magnificent photo of a Common Tern resurfacing – clearly a young photographer with great promise. He wins a week on Bardsey for his picture. See the full details by clicking here.

All-Wales Rook Survey 2022-2023 – about the survey and how to take part

Click on this post for full information about the survey, how to take part and links to key documents.

WOS wishes all members and birders across Wales a very happy and rewarding year’s birding in 2022

There’s a lot to come from WOS in the next few months. The all-Wales Rook survey will be an important part of the first four months of the year – there are now dedicated posts for this, with links to all you need to know, plus regular updates. The winter e-newsletter has been sent to all members and the results and award winners of the 2021 photo competition will be announced towards the end of this month.

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Events for birdwatchers in Wales

Feb
19
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Feb 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).

Feb
28
Mon
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.

Forfurthe detail please go to -https://birdsin.wales/what-we-do/small-grant-scheme/

Mar
19
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Mar 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).

Apr
16
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Apr 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).

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