Atlas Final Breeding Season

Recording for the final breeding season for the Bird Atlas project commenced on 1 April. We've made good progress across the region, though there are still areas where increased coverage is required. This year we are looking to complete coverage in those TTV allocations, boost species number counts in those tetrads that currently have low... Continue Reading →

House Martin Survey

The House Martin Survey has opened for this year. In Wales the population has remained stable, fallen in England, but increased in Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you have birds nesting on your property then why not take part? It takes just a few minutes to complete.

State of Birds in Wales, 2010

The latest edition of the annual report State of Birds in Wales has just been published.  It draws heavily on the wide range of BTO surveys undertaken by volunteers in Wales. There's a wealth of information to discover, with sections on seabirds, wintering waders, rare breeders and widespread breeders. Population changes for species are outlined.  Golden... Continue Reading →

Monitoring Merthyr’s Raven Roost

One day in 2000, local naturalist Mark Evans, unexpectedly spotted fifty or so Ravens emerge from a conifer stand he was walking through. Intrigued, he returned a few days later to confirm his theory that these birds were roosting in the area. Since that first encounter, he has returned each month to count the birds,... Continue Reading →

Grants Assist Welsh Raptor Studies

The Welsh Ornithological Society has recently announced the award by its Conservation Committee of four small  grants to help groups and individuals studying birds in Wales. In Glamorgan, both Peregrines and Merlins are set to benefit from this funding.

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