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Arctic Terns vanish from The Skerries

The UK’s largest Arctic Tern breeding colony has been abandoned, and BTO scientists are asking the public for help to work out where these birds have gone. Find out more here.

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.

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

Bardsey News

Bardsey Island – April & May 2020
Bardsey 2020

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

Apr
19
Sun
Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – St David’s Vale.
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 19th April – St. David’s Vale (F) 2-3. We’ll try for upland species such as Curlew and possibly Cuckoo. Other early migrants maybe around too.

Field Meetings (F) – Please contact John Wilson (info@glamorganbirds.org.uk) 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.

Apr
29
Wed
Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – Craig0y-Cilau & Blorenge.
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 29th April – Craig-y-Cilau & Blorenge (F) 2-3. A lovely location with Redstarts, Marsh Tits and Tree Pipits all likely, We’ll look for Whinchat and Red Grouse on the Blorenge.

Field Meetings (F) – Please contact John Wilson (info@glamorganbirds.org.uk) 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.

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

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).

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Scarce & Rare Birds Archive

April 2020 – COVID lockdown

Our movement limitations due to the COVID lockdown meant for much more localised birding but there were still highlights, including a magnificent Montagu’s Harrier in Glamorgan on 21st.

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March 2020 – observing the COVID-19 restrictions

Whilst COVID-19 brought birding outside gardens and short walks to a shuddering halt towards the end of the month, welcome harbingers of spring arrived despite the chaos amid the pandemic, with Sand Martins, Wheatears and Swallows whilst early spring vagrants included a Wryneck and a Hoopoe.

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