News archive

Thu 26th Mar 2020

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.
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 that if you know of

Fri 14th Feb 2020

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 records submitted using the spreadsheet, records submitted via
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 hours mid-week once a month, November to February.  Click here  for more
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 chicks in captivity for release into the wild. 50

Thu 26th Sep 2019

OTTER SIGHTINGS

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 :https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthWalesOtterTrust/