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

  • GOS Photographic Exhibition
    GOS Photographic Exhibition – ‘Birds of Gwent’ Our organising team were delighted by the membership’s response to the recent call for submissions for the GOS photographic exhibition. With nearly 120 photographs received, we have been able to feature birds from all areas and habitats in the county. ...Read here...
  • Demonstration at the Senedd – Join GWT and other partners at the Senedd in Cardiff to give nature your voice!
    Help Save The Gwent Levels, Again! In defence of the Gwent Levels, join GWT and others at the Senedd for a peaceful demonstration prior to the Senedd petition committee discussing our petition calling for a moratorium on major new developments on the Gwent Levels SSSIs. Location:  The ...Read here...
  • Birds of Gwent Exhibition
    A reminder there is still time to submit your photographs. An exhibition of GOS members’ photographs From 29th March to 26th April GOS will be holding a photographic exhibition at The Riverfront in Newport. Our aim is to showcase the fabulous birdlife of Gwent and the work of the Society’s ...Read here...
  • GOS Bird Photo Exhibition
    Birds of Gwent Exhibition An exhibition of GOS members’ photographs From 29th March to 26th April GOS will be holding a photographic exhibition at The Riverfront in Newport. Our aim is to showcase the fabulous birdlife of Gwent and the work of the Society’s Photographers. There are no prizes but, ...Read here...

Upcoming events

May
26
Sun
2024
8:30 am Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
Outdoor meeting Trellech Heaths @ Trellech Heaths
May 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet at Ninewells Car Park  SO 51495 03853 at 08:30 Moderate 2-3 hour walk  
May
31
Fri
2024
8:30 pm Outdoor meeting Wentwood Forest @ Wentwood forest
Outdoor meeting Wentwood Forest @ Wentwood forest
May 31 @ 8:30 pm
 Meet Cadira Beeches  Car park  ST422948 at 20:30 Easy evening walk to look for Nightjar and Woodcock
Jun
1
Sat
2024
7:00 pm Nightjar event (GOS/GWT) – surve... @ Cwmcarn Forest Drive visitor centre
Nightjar event (GOS/GWT) – surve... @ Cwmcarn Forest Drive visitor centre
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This event is to be confirmed for a date in June. so there will be a future update. 7:00pm – 8:30pm talks[...]