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

  • Goosander & Cormorant River and Roost Survey – final call for volunteers
    If you haven’t already signed up to take part in the survey then it’s not too late as there are a few remaining opportunities, but please get in touch with us soon. Since the river and roost survey was announced there has been a fantastic response with people wanting to take part. Coverage for the ...Read here...
  • Winter access to Llandegfedd Reservoir
    We are pleased to advise you that GOS Members no longer require a permit to visit Llandegfedd Reservoir in the closed season. (October 1st to March 1st.) The Society has negotiated a Group Permit which the Society will fund. Your membership card will act as your permit if you are asked to present ...Read here...
  • Petition to Safeguard Kenfig Nature Reserve
    Petition to Safeguard Kenfig Nature ReserveOne of the finest nature reserves in Wales is under threat. The internationally important sand-dune habitats at Kenfig need to be managed, otherwise they will lose their exceptional value. Bridgend council carried out this work for many years but has had ...Read here...
  • All 2020 Meetings Cancelled
    Due to the current situation we have cancelled all future scheduled meetings, both indoor & outdoor for the remainder of 2020. Details of next years programme will be provided as soon as it becomes clearer as to what is possible and allowed under Covid regulations. We hope all members are ...Read here...

Upcoming events

7:30 pm CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CANCELLED: Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
The Eurasian curlew is an iconic bird of both farmland and moorland. Over the last two decades its numbers have plummeted, so in 2016, Mary Colwell walked 500 miles across Ireland and the UK to find out why. It set in train a nation-wide movement to save this beautiful wader.