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

  • Portland Bird Observatory – October 4th – 6th
    We have arranged additional spaces at the Portland Bird Observatory  for the nights of 4th and 5th October and so we have SIX vacancies. If you have not been before you don’t know what you’ve missed. Cost for accommodation only is £15 pn for members or £20 pn. for non-members. Car ...Read here...
  • Curlews possibly breeding
    Your records wanted asap If you see a Curlew – or hear one calling – in potential breeding habitat this spring or summer please email Darryl Spittle at countyrecorder@gwentbirds.org.uk immediately, giving the location (with grid reference) and any details. As you know, Curlews have ...Read here...

Next event

7:30 pm Wildlife in Spitsbergen – Revisited @ Goytre Village Hall
Wildlife in Spitsbergen – Revisited @ Goytre Village Hall
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wildlife in Spitsbergen - Revisited @ Goytre Village Hall
This evening’s speaker, Al Venables, will take us to within 700 miles of the North Pole on this his second visit to Spitsbergen undertaken in 2017.