WOS holds an annual national conference supported by BTO Cymru and RSPB Cymru. There is always a mix of internationally renowned and local speakers and usually a theme relevant to birds in Wales. The conference location is moved around different parts of Wales each year to make it easier for local members to attend. The conference is a full day event, usually on the first Saturday in November and WOS members are offered discounted rates. The 2022 conference will take place on 5th November.
The conference includes the WOS Annual General Meeting, the presentation of Lifetime Achievement and Student Research Awards and any profits go towards funding research grants for young Welsh birders. After Covid meant that we were unable to hold a face to face event in 2020, the 2021 conference was a virtual event. We hope to be able to return to a normal face to face conference in 2022. Full details will be announced in the summer of 2022 and the location will be in south-west Wales.
The 2019 Conference celebrated the 30th Anniversary of WOS and was held at the Penglais Campus at Aberystwyth University on Saturday 16 November 2019. A report of the Conference highlights is available here.
Because of the COVID pandemic, the 2020 Conference did not take place.
Saturday 6th November 2021
In 2021 we held a virtual online conference, hosted by the BTO. The presentations from this conference will be made available on the WOS YouTube channel.