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

  • 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...
  • Slimbridge field trip postponed
    In view of the extremely bad weather Storm Dennis will bring this weekend we have decided to postpone the Slimbridge trip by one week.  We shall therefore meet in the Slimbridge car park at 9.15 on Sunday 23rd February.  Any queries please contact Dave Brassey on 07804 038170....Read here...
  • Breeding Bird Survey Training
    Enrich your experience of birding, gain confidence in your skills and add value to your birding Would you like to join a team of almost 3,000 volunteers across the UK who help monitor the fortunes of our most common and widespread breeding birds? The Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is designed to be a ...Read here...
  • Can you help with Newport Wetlands bird counts?
    Newport Wetlands are looking for volunteers with experience of counting and identifying wetland birds to help with the co-ordinated WeBS and winter High Tide counts at either Goldcliff Lagoons or Uskmouth Reedbeds.  WeBS surveys involve 3 hours on one Sunday a month while High Tide counts require 3 ...Read here...

Next event

all-day Slimbridge – note revised date @ WWT Slimbridge, Car Park 09:15 am
Slimbridge – note revised date @ WWT Slimbridge, Car Park 09:15 am
Feb 23 all-day
A full day visiting WWT Slimbridge. Meet Dave Brassey in the car park at 9:15 am. There is a charge payable for entry unless you are a member of WWT. Winter visitors include Bewick and Whooper Swans. Visit the new observation hide with views across the reserve. There are catering facilities on site or you[...]