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Conference 2019

Tony Cross – the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award – cuts the 30th Anniversary cake.

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.

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

    Wrexham Birdwatching Society : Outdoor Meeting – Wood Lane & Hanmer Mere.
    Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

    Leader Martin Williams – 01978 854633.

    For details of exact meeting place please contact either Martin or Kevin Smith,

    Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – Ogmore.
    Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Wednesday 18th December – Ogmore (F) 2-3 HT 11:00. With luck we’ll see Purple Sandpipers on the coastal rocks and Goldeneye numbers should be building up on the estuary.

    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.

    Glamorgan Bird Club : Field Meeting – Monthly Walks at Kenfig.
    Dec 21 @ 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).

    Wrexham Birdwatching Society : Indoor meeting – Champions of the Flyway, a talk by Marc Hughes.
    Jan 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    For further information please contact Kevin Smith –

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    Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

    September 2019

    An Aquatic Warbler at the end of August, a Semipalmated Sandpiper, an Isabelline Wheatear and Wales’ first Buff-bellied Pipit feature in this month’s round up.

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    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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