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

  • Grange Project Outdoor GOS Meeting Saturday 6th July 2024
    The event will start at 9am and all are welcome.  Note that when driving up the lane to the site, people should continue driving on past the farm listed as being owned by WK Long & Partners and Grange Farm is the next turning on the left a little further down the lane (post code: NP25 5HW). The ...Read here...
  • NRW repair work to Electric Fence at Goldcliff Lagoons
    The society has been informed by the Senior Land Management officer for NRW who manages the Goldcliff Lagoons nature reserve of essential maintenance to the electric fence. Work will commence on Monday 15th July 2024 and could potentially last until Saturday 31st August 2024. The NRW appreciates ...Read here...
  • Go Wild Event at Pontypool Park
    Gwent Ornithological Society will have a stand at the Go Wild Event being held at Pontypool Park this weekend – Saturday 29th June 2024. Please come and join us. https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/News/2024/June/19-Go-Wild-in-Pontypool.aspx...Read here...
  • Swift Awareness Week
    Dear Fellow Swift Lovers Great news!  A pair of breeding swifts have taken up home in Mark Mogford’s nest box and another pair are nesting in a nestbox just outside Usk. Swift Awareness Week This starts on Saturday 29th June.  You can find out more at the RSPB site using this ...Read here...

Upcoming events

7:00 am Outdoor meeting NRW Uskmouth (bi... @ NWR Uskmouth
Outdoor meeting NRW Uskmouth (bi... @ NWR Uskmouth
Aug 10 @ 7:00 am
Meet at NWR Uskmouth RSPB centre 07:00 Bird ringing with Goldcliff Ringing Group. Close up to Cetti’s, Sedge and Reed Warbler and[...]
7:30 pm The River Birds of Gwent Steph T...
The River Birds of Gwent Steph T...
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This indoor talk needs to be confirmed so the date is currently provisional. Stephanie Joy Tyler MBE, also known as Steph Tyler,[...]
9:00 am Outdoor meeting Bird Steart Nat...
Outdoor meeting Bird Steart Nat...
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am
Meet at Steart Car Park ST 25208 44210 09:00 Full Day in this large improving reserve