After much thought by Council, we decided not to hold a virtual 2020 conference. Instead, we will be presenting an online bookable session during March, which will include a round-up of birding in Wales in 2020 and news of BTO research in the country – you can view this now on the WOS YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RNU1jsCp3U. If this free session goes well, we plan to host further online sessions later in the year. We’ll post details of the online session very soon.
Our first photography competition which was originally planned as part of the virtual conference has been very successful and the winners and shortlisted entries are now published on the website. We are planning for this to become an annual event and details of the 2021 competition will be released during the summer.
With COVID restrictions likely to be in place for large gatherings for some time, it’s still very uncertain if the traditional annual conference will return in 2021. Council will review the situation at its July meeting and there’ll be updated information after this.