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...
  • 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...
    The South Wales Otter Trust are monitoring otters across South Wales and collecting data which is then passed on to local wildlife trusts, NRW and to SEWBReC. If you see otters please put your sighting on their facebook page together with a map reference ...Read here...

Next event

7:30 pm Turkey @ Goytre Village Hall
Turkey @ Goytre Village Hall
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Turkey @ Goytre Village Hall
On a short visit to Turkey in the late spring of 2018 John Coleman targetted the much sought-after Brown Fish Owl and Caucasian Snowcock.  Join us this evening to find out if he was successful.