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

  • Competition Time!
    Hopefully injecting a bit of light hearted fun into our lives during these birding limiting times, GOS is running a competition with three classes. The competition is open to all, members and non-members alike. It will run for sightings (within Gwent) submitted until June 30th 2020. To enter, just ...Read here...
  • It’s World Curlew Day!
    Happily there have already been several reports of Curlew back in breeding habitat in Gwent but do keep them coming as Curlews are in rapid decline and it’s important to know their status in the county. Please submit all sightings to the County Recorder, giving a grid reference whenever ...Read here...
  • 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...

Next event

9:00 am Strawberry Cottage Wood @ Strawberry Cottage Wood
Strawberry Cottage Wood @ Strawberry Cottage Wood
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet Andrew Cormack at the walkers car park, Queen’s Head Pub, Nr. Cwmyoy (SO311221) at 9:00 am. Fee payable to pub for car parking. A woodland walk for Redstart and Flycatchers. There are some steep climbs during the walk, wear suitable footwear.