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

  • Do you bird Goldcliff at dusk?
    If you do, and have seen fair numbers of Curlews arriving to roost, please let Mike Smart know if this was on an evening when a high tide pushed them off the saltmarsh or on an evening when the tide was not particularly high. Email smartmike143@gmail.com ....Read here...
  • Colour-ringed Curlew sightings wanted
    The group running a Curlew colour-ringing project under the auspices of the BTO are keen to learn of any sightings of colour-ringed Curlews at Goldcliff, West Usk Lighthouse, Peterstone or anywhere else on the Gwent coast this autumn/winter. In 2015/16 41 Curlews were caught on the Usk Estuary and ...Read here...
  • Report Off-Road Use in Wentwood
    If you notice any off-road use of any vehicle in Wentwood Forest please report it to the local police. Phone 101 and ask for the Rural Crime Team. It is extremely damaging to the environment. See the following note that was issued by Gwent Police on 18th May. Note from Gwent Police Rural Crime ...Read here...
  • The new Birds of Wales book– save £20
    On 1st July an important new book will be published which will add greatly to our understanding of the history of Wales’ birds and their conservation, their current populations and what may lie ahead for them in the future. The Birds of Wales (608 pages/hardback) tells the stories of all the birds ...Read here...

Upcoming events

Oct
2
Sat
2021
7:30 pm Wildlife of Madagascar – Graham ... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Wildlife of Madagascar – Graham ... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Graham has a PhD in Ecology and is a traveller and photographer.[...]
Oct
8
Fri
2021
1:00 pm Portland Bird Observatory @ Portland Bird Observatory
Portland Bird Observatory @ Portland Bird Observatory
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm
A weekend trip to Portland Bird Observatory for autumn migration. We stay[...]
Oct
16
Sat
2021
7:30 pm Birds of the Horn of Africa @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Birds of the Horn of Africa @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join author, editor and tour leader Nigel Redman on a visual extravaganza[...]