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Portland Bill Observatory weekend 15-17 October

Our Field Secretary, Dave Brassey, has booked rooms at the Portland Bill Observatory for the nights of 16th and 17th October.  No guarantees but this is usually a fantastic trip.  Car-sharing may be possible.  

If you'd like to go please contact Dave on outdoor@gwentbirds.org.uk as soon as possible

 
M4 Relief Road - information exhibitions
The Welsh Government is hosting public information exhibitions across South Wales during September. The intention is to give everyone the opportunity to see the current design (including the junctions at Glan Llyn and Docks Way), find out what they are intending to do to the existing M4, look at cycling and walking measures and have the next steps for the project explained. 
 
Exhibitions will be held in Caerleon, Nash, Magor, Newport and other S Wales towns.  Click here for dates and locations.
 
Click here to see the latest CALM newsletter. 
 
Gwent Birders Facebook page
A Facebook group for anyone with an interest in birds and birding in Gwent is now up and running.  Set up by Marcus John, it is intended to complement the GOS website and other internet resources.  Birding news, photos and comments are welcomed on the Facebook page but sightings should continue to be posted on the GOS Sightings page http://www.gwentbirds.org.uk/sightings .  
 
To find out more about Gwent Birders go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1402732016717810/ .  If you don't yet have a Facebook account go to https://www.facebook.com/ to open one.
 
Swan Rescue

If you come across an injured swan when out and about in Gwent the number to phone is 01633 895241.

 
Gwent Police Wildlife Crime Officers

Click here to see a list of the Gwent Police Wildlife Crime Officers by area.  This will make it easier to contact the appropriate person straight away.

 
Reporting sightings of rare and Schedule 1 birds on GOS website
 
In Gwent's wide variety of habitats we have many sites of ornithological interest which hold rare and Schedule 1 breeding bird species.  Newport Wetlands Reserve, which encompasses Goldcliff lagoons, Uskmouth reedbeds and the grasslands, is a well managed site and very secure for breeding birds, but sites elsewhere in the county are unprotected and the many breeding species present there are vulnerable to threats such as disturbance and, potentially, even egg collectors .  
 
For this reason please AVOID POSTING SIGHTINGS WHICH INCLUDE SPECIFIC LOCATIONS (other than at NWR) for any rare, locally rare or Schedule 1 species that you suspect are breeding, showing signs of breeding behaviour or are in suitable habitat on the Gwent Ornithological Society Sightings page.  
 
If you discover a rare or Schedule 1 species that you suspect is breeding, please report your sighting directly to the county recorder at countyrecorder@gwentbirds.org.uk or on 07982 719881.  
 
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.           
 
Tom Chinnick
Gwent County Recorder
 
 
Schedule 1 species which may be found include the following:
 
Garganey
Spoonbill
Red Kite
Marsh Harrier
Osprey
Little Ringed Plover
Merlin
Hobby
Peregrine
Firecrest
Bearded Tit 
Woodlark
Cetti’s Warbler 
Crossbill
 
Llandegfedd Reservoir update

Click here to see the summer opening times and how to obtain a permit and key for the winter months.

 
Restricted access to coastal path at Collister Pill

Sea defence improvements are to be undertaken at Portland Grounds during April-September 2015.  As the Wales Coast Path in the region of Collister Pill will be diverted inland during this period, birding along this stretch of coast will be severely curtailed.  The western end of the diversion will be just to the west of Magor Pill and the eastern end close to West Pill. Click here to see a map of the affected area.

 
Birdwatching Walks in Gwent

Birdwatching Walks in GwentTakes you to places in Gwent you never knew existed

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Or pick up a copy (or two) at one of our indoor meetings.

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