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

  • Spring 2020 Newsletter issue
    Owing to current restrictions, we are not able to produce our newsletter, the Dipper, in printed form. The Publications page of this website has all issues, including the most recent....Read here...
    Due to Covid 19 and the ever changing situation it has been agreed that for the foreseeable future all indoor meetings and outdoor field meetings will be cancelled. Note also that all hides at Newport Wetland Reserve as well as the RSPB Centre and car park are closed as of 24th March. We would ask ...Read here...
  • 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...
  • 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

7:30 pm [CANCELLED, sorry] Following in ... @ Goytre Village Hall
[CANCELLED, sorry] Following in ... @ Goytre Village Hall
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
[CANCELLED, sorry] Following in the Footsteps of Darwin – A Modern Naturalist in Chile @ Goytre Village Hall
After a lifetime of being captivated and inspired by Charles Darwin and his voyage on the Beagle, Baz tells the story of his visit to Patagonia and The Andes, including some of its history and wildlife.