Have You Seen a Quail Recently?

Many of you will be thinking that is a silly question.  Quails being famously difficult to spot. The species is scarce in East Glamorgan, with just two Atlas records from the Vale of Glamorgan so far. Could Quails be more widespread than we think? Over the last few days, the species has been heard in Cardiff... Continue Reading →

BTO Cymru : A New Dawn

The BTO’s strength in Wales is a testimony to the efforts of all its volunteers. For many years, BTOs Honorary Wales Officer, John Lloyd, and his team of volunteer Regional Representatives have promoted the Trust’s work, leading training events and recruiting birders to take part in surveys. In 2010, a BTO Cymru Appeal was launched, which... Continue Reading →

Garden Recording

The latest Garden BirdWatch Newsletter has just landed in my email box. A short feature on the appearance of Woodpigeons in gardens struck a chord, as a lone bird has started visiting our garden just this last week.  It looks a little out of place in my urban back yard, and its the first time I've... Continue Reading →

Conserving Welsh Rare Breeding Birds and Raptors

Established in 1991, the Wales Raptor Study Group has been monitoring populations and studying our birds of prey. In 2010, the Group became part of the Welsh Ornithological Society and expanded its remit to cover other rare breeding species, forming the Welsh Rare Breeding Bird and Raptor Study Group. You can now find out what... Continue Reading →

The End is Nigh! Atlas Records Wanted

Thanks to all volunteers who've helped with the Bird Atlas. We're now approaching the final few weeks of the survey period.  Nationally we're in a great position to achieve our target of comprehensive coverage across Britain and Ireland.  We are however, still looking for more records, to plug gaps and get the most complete picture we... Continue Reading →

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