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

  • Cancellation of Walk Saturday 23rd October
    GOS Walk 23rd October 2021 Dear All – and especially those of you intending to come on the walk scheduled for a.m. of Sat 23rd October. I greatly regret having to cancel this walk. Since the 2021 programme was compiled and publicised, my physical condition has deteriorated to the extent that I ...Read here...
  • Colour-ringed Curlew caught on camera
    The Curlew pictured here was photographed at Goldcliff Lagoons this morning (8 October 2021) by Terry Winter. The bird is NBB (Black Blue Blue). If the left tarsus (below the knee) had been visible an orange ring over a white ring would have been seen – this is the marker for all birds marked ...Read here...
  • Curlew hide on Becs Lagoon, Goldcliff
    Natural Resources Wales have kindly given permission for Mike Smart of Curlew Forum to take a very unobtrusive, camouflaged portable hide to the edge of Becs Lagoon at high tide in order to try to obtain more ring readings.  He will only use the hide very occasionally on the highest of tides and ...Read here...
  • 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...

Upcoming events

Oct
23
Sat
2021
8:00 am CANCELLED : Allt-yr yn Nature Re... @ Fourteen Locks Car Park (£1 charge)
CANCELLED : Allt-yr yn Nature Re... @ Fourteen Locks Car Park (£1 charge)
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Unfortunately Ian is unable to take this walk at the present time[...]
Oct
30
Sat
2021
7:30 pm Travels with a Camera @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Travels with a Camera @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mike Reid award winning photographer will take us on a journey with[...]
Nov
13
Sat
2021
7:30 pm 52 Shades of Green: Britain’s To... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
52 Shades of Green: Britain’s To... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Multi-award-winning writer, photographer, editor, lecturer James Lowen will regale us with tales[...]