Getting to know your nesting neighbours

Many of us, I’m sure, over the last few weeks, have seen birds carrying nest material or even food for those early broods of chicks. It’s a fantastic sight, isn’t it? This spring, in my garden in Cardiff, I’ve been lucky enough to have a pair of Dunnocks and Blackbirds nesting. I usually have Blue... Continue Reading →

Stay connected : garden birdwatching

I'm sure, like me, during this period of great uncertainty you derive great comfort from birds and nature and want to continue recording useful information about them. Many of us who are lucky enough to have gardens are turning to them more than usual to enjoy nature and to be outdoors, to learn, and to... Continue Reading →

New Wetland Bird Survey Report: East Glamorgan’s contribution

Last week, BTO published the latest Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) Report. Covering 2018-19, it is, as usual, full of fascinating information and is well worth a read. Each ‘WeBS year’ runs from July to June - and it couldn’t have been produced without the amazing dedication of 3,290 volunteers who visited 2,846 wetlands across the... Continue Reading →

Breeding Bird Survey Training

Enrich your experience, gain confidence in your skills and add value to your birding Would you like to join a team of almost 3,000 volunteers across the UK who help monitor the fortunes of our most common and widespread breeding birds? The Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is designed to be a simple and enjoyable birdwatching... Continue Reading →

Keep your eyes peeled for colour-ringed curlews

As part of the head-starting efforts by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) at Slimbridge, no fewer than 50 Eurasian Curlew chicks have been colour-ringed to allow further study after their release. As a result, WWT is asking all birders to submit any sightings of the birds. Away from Slimbridge, Curlews have also been colour-ringed... Continue Reading →

Eastern Glamorgan Bird Report, 2018 published

The latest annual bird report from the Glamorgan Bird Club has just been published.  It is the 57th report for our region, and the 10th under the guidance of the Glamorgan Rarities Committee. The Eastern Glamorgan Bird Report No 57 (2018) is presented in B5 format and contains 100 pages reviewing the birding year in our region.... Continue Reading →

2018: a Great Year for Ringing & Nest Recording in Glamorgan

The BTO’s 2018 Online Ringing and Nest Recording Report has just been released - but it’s absolutely not just for ringers and nest recorders. It’ll be of great interest to most birders, crammed full of fascinating info gathered on bird movements and species longevity records from recoveries and re-traps of ringed birds. It also contains... Continue Reading →

Free Guide to Celebrate National Nest Box Week 2019

National Nest Box Week 2019 (NNBW) starts today, 14 February. Why not take part by erecting a nest box in your garden or (with the landowners permission) a local greenspace? Natural nest sites for birds such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast as gardens are ‘tidied’ and old houses are repaired. This is... Continue Reading →

New Opportunities to Become a Wetland Birds Survey volunteer

What do the Knap Boating Lake in Barry, Pitcot Pool in St Brides Major and Tirfounder Fields in the Cynon Valley have in common? Well, they’re all in need of new volunteers to count the waterbirds on them for the BTO’s Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS). Until very recently, waterbirds at all three sites have been... Continue Reading →

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