News archive

Thu 7th May 2020

Competition Time!

Hopefully injecting a bit of light hearted fun into our lives during these birding limiting times, GOS is running a competition with three classes. The competition is open to all, members and non-members alike. It will run for sightings (within Gwent) submitted until June 30th 2020. To enter, just post what you have seen on our sightings page ‘Post

Tue 21st Apr 2020

It’s World Curlew Day!

Happily there have already been several reports of Curlew back in breeding habitat in Gwent but do keep them coming as Curlews are in rapid decline and it’s important to know their status in the county. Please submit all sightings to the County Recorder, giving a grid reference whenever possible, at . Breeding Curlews are particularly susceptible to disturbance

Sat 11th Apr 2020

Nesting birds – a reminder

Please do not post reports of nesting birds or sightings of rare or Schedule 1 breeders. Sightings which might lead to disturbance will be removed. Reports of breeding, particularly of Schedule 1 species, should be sent direct to the County Recorder.

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