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

Mar
6
Sat
2021
7:30 pm Saving Britain’s Curlews – Mary ... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Saving Britain’s Curlews – Mary ... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
In 2016 Mary waled 500 miles across Ireland and the UK to find out why the numbers of this iconic bird have plummeted. What followed was a nationwide movement to save the Eurasian Curlew. A zoom video presentation. Details will be sent to those members for whom we have e-mail addresses some 7-10 days before[...]
Mar
27
Sat
2021
7:30 pm Uganda – Birds, Primates and oth... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Uganda – Birds, Primates and oth... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Join John on a tour of the birds and wildlife of Uganda’s Wildlife Reserves. A zoom video presentation. Details will be sent to all members for whom we have e-mail addresses 7-10 days before the event.
Apr
24
Sat
2021
9:00 am Brynmawr, Beaufort and Garnlydan... @ Meet at Asda Brynmawr Car Park.
Brynmawr, Beaufort and Garnlydan... @ Meet at Asda Brynmawr Car Park.
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet Nick Beswick at 9:00 am in the Asda car park, Brynmawr for a moderate 2-3 hour walk.