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

  • Advertised Nightjar Event 1st June 2024 not being held.
    For the avoidance of any possible confusion, the Nightjar event mentioned on the GOS website is not being held tonight at Cwmcarn. We will be in touch again to provide advice on the 2025 Nightjar survey. Apologies.  ...Read here...
  • GOS Photographic Exhibition
    GOS Photographic Exhibition – ‘Birds of Gwent’ Our organising team were delighted by the membership’s response to the recent call for submissions for the GOS photographic exhibition. With nearly 120 photographs received, we have been able to feature birds from all areas and habitats in the county. ...Read here...
  • Demonstration at the Senedd – Join GWT and other partners at the Senedd in Cardiff to give nature your voice!
    Help Save The Gwent Levels, Again! In defence of the Gwent Levels, join GWT and others at the Senedd for a peaceful demonstration prior to the Senedd petition committee discussing our petition calling for a moratorium on major new developments on the Gwent Levels SSSIs. Location:  The ...Read here...
  • Birds of Gwent Exhibition
    A reminder there is still time to submit your photographs. An exhibition of GOS members’ photographs From 29th March to 26th April GOS will be holding a photographic exhibition at The Riverfront in Newport. Our aim is to showcase the fabulous birdlife of Gwent and the work of the Society’s ...Read here...

Upcoming events

Jun
22
Sat
2024
8:00 am Outdoor meeting #Allt-yr yn NR a... @ Allt-yr yn NR and Ynys-y-Fro Reservoir
Outdoor meeting #Allt-yr yn NR a... @ Allt-yr yn NR and Ynys-y-Fro Reservoir
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Met at Fourteen Locks Car Park (possible £1 charge) 08:00 3 hours walk – some gradients and steep  steps
Jul
6
Sat
2024
9:00 am Outdoor Meeting -Around the Gran... @ Grange Farm, NP25 5HW. Grid: SO 42130 16435
Outdoor Meeting -Around the Gran... @ Grange Farm, NP25 5HW. Grid: SO 42130 16435
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am
Outdoor Meeting -Around the Grange Project @ Grange Farm, NP25 5HW. Grid: SO 42130 16435
The Grange Project – Rewilding in action
Aug
10
Sat
2024
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[...]