Welcome to the Gwent Ornithological Society

The Gwent Ornithological Society, founded in 1961, has grown to become one of the most active county bird clubs in Wales. We are proud to have such a dedicated membership and would love to see our Society continue to grow with members all across the county. As a GOS member you will be supporting a Society which works for the protection of birds and their habitats in Gwent. We organise indoor meetings, field trips and outings, and publish regular newsletters, an informative Annual Report and a popular website!

Latest news

  • Stephanie Tyler MBE
    Congratulations to Steph Tyler on being awarded the MBE in the New Years Honours List. The award was made for services to nature conservation in the UK and Africa....Read here...
  • Goosander & Cormorant River and Roost Survey – final call for volunteers
    If you haven’t already signed up to take part in the survey then it’s not too late as there are a few remaining opportunities, but please get in touch with us soon. Since the river and roost survey was announced there has been a fantastic response with people wanting to take part. Coverage for the ...Read here...
  • Winter access to Llandegfedd Reservoir
    We are pleased to advise you that GOS Members no longer require a permit to visit Llandegfedd Reservoir in the closed season. (October 1st to March 1st.) The Society has negotiated a Group Permit which the Society will fund. Your membership card will act as your permit if you are asked to present ...Read here...
  • Petition to Safeguard Kenfig Nature Reserve
    Petition to Safeguard Kenfig Nature ReserveOne of the finest nature reserves in Wales is under threat. The internationally important sand-dune habitats at Kenfig need to be managed, otherwise they will lose their exceptional value. Bridgend council carried out this work for many years but has had ...Read here...

Upcoming events

Jan
23
Sat
2021
7:30 pm Annual General Meeting of the So... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Annual General Meeting of the So... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Annual General Meeting of the Society. @ via Zoom video conferencing.
The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place on Saturday January 23rd 2021 via Zoom video conferencing. The agenda has been published in the winter edition of the Dipper (Issue 156). After the formal AGM there will be short photo presentations by a number of GOS members. A link to the zoom meeting[...]
Feb
6
Sat
2021
7:30 pm On the Trail of the Crane – part... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
On the Trail of the Crane – part... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Ralph Todd, wildlife photographer will document his search for Cranes and the photographic success he has achieved. Zoom details will be sent to those members for whom we have e-mail addresses some 7 – 10 days before the event.
Feb
20
Sat
2021
7:30 pm There’s a Tapir at the Door – Ga... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
There’s a Tapir at the Door – Ga... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Gary Prescott, aka The Biking Birder will introduce the birds, reserves and people he met during his three-year adventure cycling around the UK plus seven months in Peru. The presentation is via zoom video conferencing, details will be sent to all members for whom we have e-mail addresses some 7-10 days in advance.