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

  • Nesting birds – a reminder
    Please do not post reports of nesting birds or sightings of rare or Schedule 1 breeders. Sightings which might lead to disturbance will be removed. Reports of breeding, particularly of Schedule 1 species, should be sent direct to the County Recorder....Read here...
  • Spring 2020 Newsletter issue
    Owing to current restrictions, we are not able to produce our newsletter, the Dipper, in printed form. The Publications page of this website has all issues, including the most recent....Read here...
  • COVID 19 – INDOOR & OUTDOOR MEETINGS CANCELLED. NWR Hides closed
    Due to Covid 19 and the ever changing situation it has been agreed that for the foreseeable future all indoor meetings and outdoor field meetings will be cancelled. Note also that all hides at Newport Wetland Reserve as well as the RSPB Centre and car park are closed as of 24th March. We would ask ...Read here...
  • WANTED – 2019 Sightings
    It’s that time of year again! Please send your 2019 records to the county recorder as soon as possible. Just download the Excel spreadsheet from the GOS website and enter your sightings – records should be submitted ASAP. Click here to see how to do this. Although we would prefer to receive ...Read here...

Next event

Aug
21
Fri
2020
9:00 am CANCELLED. Birdfair – Rutland Water @ Rutland Water
CANCELLED. Birdfair – Rutland Water @ Rutland Water
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm
Birdfair 2020 has been cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic. For information only – A date for your diary.