Help Needed for House Martins

The return of the familiar House Martin is one of the highlights of spring.  But will it be a familiar sight for future generations? In recent years, the numbers breeding in the UK have fallen by two-thirds, leading to the species being amber listed as a bird of conservation concern and in need of some... Continue Reading →

Local Open Day

On 26 March, we were pleased to hold our first local BTO Open Day at Parc Slip NR.  Over twenty members and volunteers joined us to meet friends, old and new, and share our interest in bird studies. We were pleased to hear Dr Rob Parry of the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales describe conservation... Continue Reading →

Big Birding Day, 2017

Our friends at Glamorgan Bird Club are holding the sixth annual Big Birding Day in a few weeks time. Big Birding Day 10:00am onwards Sunday, 30 April 2017 Kenfig National Nature Reserve Ton Kenfig Bridgend CF33 4PT A wide range of activities will be on offer, including: guided bird walks bird ringing demonstration children's activities... Continue Reading →

Your Holiday Records Needed

Fieldwork for the European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 concludes this summer.  EBBA2 will map the distribution and abundance of Europe’s 500+ breeding species across more than 50 countries. Huge progress has been made already, but your records are still needed to fill gaps in coverage. Some of the countries where gaps exist, including Portugal, Greece... Continue Reading →

Wetland Bird Survey 2016 – East Glamorgan Review

We have a fantastic team of volunteers here in our BTO region who go out once a month to do counts for the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS), the monitoring scheme for non-breeding waterbirds in the UK. This survey aims to provide data for the conservation of these birds’ populations and wetland habitats. Its core period... Continue Reading →

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