Do You Fancy Sexing Some Ducks This Winter?

Will you be out birding in wetland areas in East Glamorgan or elsewhere this month (January 2019)? If so, you may want to help out with this easy, yet important, survey. This month, waterbird counters and bird watchers across Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia are being asked to collect the male/female sex ratio data... Continue Reading →

Get 2019 Off to a Flying Start

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda / Happy New Year to you all! If you are looking for a birding challenge for 2019, why not try the BTO BirdTrack #100CompleteLists Challenge? The maths is easy – the challenge is to log an average of just two complete lists every week at your local patch or further afield. BirdTrack... Continue Reading →

Your Curlew Sightings are Important

The critical decline of Curlew is well documented and your help is required in reporting all sightings of recently colour-ringed birds. Some Curlew wintering on the Usk and Severn have been ringed, using six rings on the legs. These birds may of course travel west and be seen here in East Glamorgan. Information on their... Continue Reading →

Nest Record Scheme Taster Day, 2018

Have you ever considered becoming a BTO nest recorder but felt unsure about how to get started? BTO’s Nest Record Scheme (NRS) gathers vital information on the breeding success of Britain’s birds by asking volunteers to find and follow the progress of individual birds’ nests. This important data can form a key part of the information required... 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 →

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