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

GOS Annual Quiz

St Paul’s Parish Hall De la Beche Road, Swansea, United Kingdom

Our own version of Anne Robinson (in the form of Heather Coates) will be the host for the annual Margaret Price Memorial Quiz. Expect wit, repartee, the odd scolding, and a mixture of easy, difficult and obscure questions. It is … 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

The Hen Harrier in Wales

Keith Offord, a raptor specialist who has spent decades monitoring the fortunes of the hen harrier in upland Wales will talk to us about one of our rarest raptors and most enigmatic breeding species. Keith’s experience includes systematically surveying large … 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

Reintroduction of the white-tailed eagle to Wales

St Paul’s Parish Hall De la Beche Road, Swansea, United Kingdom

Sophie Lee-Williams, white-tailed eagle project officer for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust will talk to us about all aspects of the proposed reintroduction of the species to Wales. Sophie has addressed us before and is an excellent and engaging speaker.

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