This year’s annual joint conference of WOS, BTO Cymru & RSPB Cymru will be held on Saturday 2 November, at The Bridges Community Centre, Monmouth, Gwent with the theme Wales’ birds – from Gwent to the World.
Another excellent programme of speakers has been put together this year, including:
Dr Mark Avery Conservation concerns for birds
Dr Al Venables GOS: the first fifty years
Dr Nigel Clark The Severn: has the tide turned for birds?
Professor Tony Fox Winter birds on the Dyfi
Jerry Lewis Hawfinches: still a lot to learn
Steve Roberts Honey-buzzards
It’s also a great chance to meet other birdwatchers from around Wales, hear updates from BTO Cymru and RSPB Cymru, and browse the books at Subbuteo Natural History Bookshop.
09:30 – Registration and Coffee
10:00 – Welcome by WOS Chair Derek Moore
10:05 – Annual General Meeting of WOS
Session chair: Mick Green
10:30 – 100 Years – Worth Celebrating? Iolo Williams
10:40 – Conservationists in Wales, Graham Williams
11:20 – Birds in Wales – the Last 100 Years, Simon Holloway
12:00 – RSPB in Wales – the First 100 Years, Arfon Williams
12:40 – Lunch
Session chair: Stephanie Tyler
13:.50 – Science in Welsh Ornithology, Dave Leech
14:20 – Welsh Islands, Steve Sutcliffe 15:00 – The Story of the Red Kite, Tony Cross 15:20 – ‘Birdwatching’ – From Shotgun to Web, Derek Moore 15.40 – Tea
Session chair: Alan Williams 16:10 – Film – Dee Doody
16:30 – Birds in Wales – Now and the Next 100, Julian Hughes
17:00 – Raffle and Close – Derek Moore
Further details and booking form are available to download.