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

  • Iolo Williams: The Wildlife of Wales
    Iolo will present his talk ‘The Wildlife of Wales’ to GOS on Wednesday January 22nd 2020 at the Lysaght Institute, Newport. Tickets are on sale at indoor meetings and by post. Tickets are available to members and non-members. For further details and pricing see events calendar....Read here...
  • Welsh Ornithological Society – National Conference 2019
    The WOS Conference ‘Celebrating 30 years of the Welsh Ornithological Society’ takes place on Saturday 16th November at Aberystwyth University. A wide variety of topics are included in the day long programme. For more information and booking details visit: ...Read here...
  • Outdoor Programme – Change of Date
    The walk at Llandegfedd Reservoir scheduled for November 30th 2019 has had to be changed. It will now take place on Saturday December 7th 2019 at 9:00 am from the Fisherman’s Car Park at the North end of the Reservoir. We apologise for this alteration to the printed programme....Read here...
  • Colour-ringed Curlew sightings requested
    Curlews were colour-ringed by a BTO/WWT team on the Usk estuary in 2015/16. There haven’t been many re-sightings of these birds although recently there have been a few reports from Goldcliff – one of these birds is aged at least 22 years! WWT has now started a Severn Curlew project, raising ...Read here...

Next event

9:30 am Welsh Ornithological Society Ann... @ Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University
Welsh Ornithological Society Ann... @ Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
The 30th Anniversary Conference of the Welsh Ornithological Society will be held in Aberystwyth. As usual, this features many excellent speakers and should be a fascinating day. For details, and to buy tickets, see https://birdsin.wales/what-we-do/conference/