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Our national conference for 2021

Our national conference for 2021 will be a virtual event held hosted by the BTO on Saturday 6th November on Farmland and Birds in Wales, which was the theme chosen for the cancelled 2020 conference. There’ll be a programme of presentations with the opportunity for questions and discussion, quizzes, the usual review from our President, Iolo Williams, and summaries of activity from the BTO and RSPB. The headline presentations will be by Ian Newton OBE (morning) and Gavin Siriwardena OBE (afternoon).

WOS photo competition – deadline extended to make it a full 2021 competition.

You can find all the details of our new photo competition and the entry form by clicking here.

Young birder membership of WOS now available for only £5 per year

Up to the age of 25 you’ll get online access to all WOS publications – Birds in Wales, the annual Welsh Bird Report and the annual report on Scarce and Rare Birds in Wales. You’ll also receive the bi-monthly e-newsletter and the opportunity for priority discounted booking at face-to-face Annual Conferences. Click here to find out more.

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The WOS Student Research Award 2021 is now open for entries
Bardsey in August 2021 – solar power and fluffy Manxie chicks
New research sheds light on crimes against birds of prey in Wales
Changes to our Small Grant Scheme – two application windows from December 2021

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

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

Nov
20
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Nov 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).

Dec
18
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Dec 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).

Jan
15
Sat
Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
Jan 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).

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Scarce & Rare Birds Monthly Summaries

May 2021 – the wettest May on record in Wales and one of the coldest

This was the wettest Welsh May on record – and one of the coldest until right at the end, with almost constant northerly winds. The weather has had significant impacts on both spring migration and breeding birds, with food in very short supply. Right at the end of the month there was a welcome burst of scarcities, but these were little consolation to the breeding birds.

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