GOS is a charity. Donations are welcome and it is only £12 to join (for which you get the annual bird report, email updates concerning events and an invitation to attend all of our walks / field trips free of charge). Walks are £5 for non-members. We welcome members and non-members alike to the free online talks. For in-person talks there is a nominal fee of £1 on the door to help cover room hire.

We encourage all to join the society and contribute to the bird recording and conservation initiatives GOS promotes.

Llanrhidian Roost Watch

Llanrhidian Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom

Ed Hunter will lead the first field trip of the New Year to Llanrhidian. This will be afternoon watch to look for harriers (hen, marsh and potentially pallid), egrets and falcons and what else comes into view (short-eared owl and … Read More

Cilsan and Dryslwyn Field Trip

Dryslwyn Picnic Site Dryslwyn Picnic Site, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

A venture over the border into Carmarthenshire with our leader Ed Hunter. The aim will be to search the area around the River Tywi for flocks of mute and whooper swans and geese (greylag, white-fronted and bean geese have all … Read More

Crofty Field Trip

Crofty Industrial Estate Crofty Industrial Estate, Crofty, United Kingdom

Leader Barry Stewart: 07730 502738 High tide watch to see waterfowl (egrets, brent geese, pintail, shoveler, etc.) and waders (oystercatchers, knot, dunlin etc.) at Salthouse Point together with waterbirds that may have drifted up on the high tide (such as … Read More

Penllergaer Woods Field Trip

Penllergare Valley Woods Visitor Centre Penllergare Valley Woods Visitor Centre, Swansea, United Kingdom

A trip around Penllergaer Valley Woods with your leader for the morning, Rob Taylor. We hope to catch up with a range of woodland species, including goshawk, sparrowhawk, jay, siskin, marsh tit, woodpeckers, nuthatch and a variety of other species. … Read More

BTO Cymru April Training Events

BTO Cymru want to enable more people in Wales to learn about birds, to gain confidence with ID, and to participate in BTO-led surveys this upcoming breeding season. If you would like to get involved, please see BTO Cymru's spring … Read More

Field Trip to Ham Wall

RSPB Ham Wall Meare, Ashcott, Glastonbury, United Kingdom

A trip to Ham Wall to look for bittern, glossy ibis, egrets of three varieties, marsh harrier, bearded tit, plenty of wildfowl and some reed bed warblers. Contact Jeremy Jeremy@douglas-jones.biz if you are interested in coming along and would like … Read More

Margam Moors Field Trip

Heol Caer Bont nr. Port Talbot Steelworks, Margam, Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom

  A three hour (estimated) walk around Margam Moors starting at 08:00 and covering 3-4 miles. Target species will be reed, sedge, grasshopper and Cetti's warblers, whitethroat, reed bunting, cuckoo and water rail, as well as common waterfowl. We will … Read More

Nightjar Walk, Resolven

A gentle walk into the forestry to watch and listen for nightjar. Other species that have the potential to be present include goshawk, crossbill, lesser redpoll, siskin, grasshopper warbler and a range of more widespread species. The event will be … Read More