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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

Jan
5
Sun
Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – Whitford & Llanridlan.
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday 5th January – Whiteford & Llanridian (F) 4 HT 13:43. Always a good start to the new year with plenty of waders, ducks, and geese, and hopefully divers and grebes. Llanrhidian may have Hen Harrier and Owls.

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.

Jan
7
Tue
Glamorgan Bird Club : Indoor Meeting – Review of 2019.
Jan 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday 7th January – Review of 2019 (I) – A new venture to replace the Member’s Own,. We’ll be looking at highlights of the past year.

Indoor Meetings (I) – These are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month during the winter months. Start 7.45pm in the Kenfig National Nature Reserve’s Visitor Centre, Kenfig. Contact Paul Denning (01443 202607) for details.

Jan
17
Fri
Deeside Naturalists Society : Indoor Meeting – Arctic Odyssey, Norman Sadler.
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

For further information please go to http://www.deenats.org.uk

Tea and coffee available for £1 during interval, otherwise talks are free of charge to members and non-members.

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

Interactive Map

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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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