Events calendar

All indoor meetings are held at Goytre Village Hall, Newtown Road, Penperlleni, NP4 0AR

Apr
25
Sat
2020
[CANCELLED, sorry] Brynmawr, Beaufort and Garnlydan @ Brynmawr, Beaufort and Garnlydan
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

A moderate 2 – 3 hour walk for mountain & moorland birds.
Meet Nick Beswick at the ASDA Brynmawr car park at 9:00 am

May
9
Sat
2020
Blaen Bran Woodland @ Blaen Bran Woodland, Upper Cwmbran
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Meet Keith Roylance at the entrance car park to Blaen Bran Woodland, Upper Cwmbran at 8:30 am for a moderate 3 hr walk through this community woodland. Woodland birds with potential for cuckoo 7 raptors on the mountainside above the wood.

May
23
Sat
2020
Lower Monnow Valley @ Osbaston School, NP25 3PU
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Meet John Coleman on the roadside by Osbaston School, Monmouth, NP25 3PU (SO507137) at 8:30 am for a leisurely 3 hr walk along the banks of the Monnow and country lanes. Will Yellowhammers be here this year?

May
31
Sun
2020
Strawberry Cottage Wood @ Strawberry Cottage Wood
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meet Andrew Cormack at the walkers car park, Queen’s Head Pub, Nr. Cwmyoy (SO311221) at 9:00 am. Fee payable to pub for car parking.
A woodland walk for Redstart and Flycatchers. There are some steep climbs during the walk, wear suitable footwear.

Jun
5
Fri
2020
Wentwood Forest @ Cadira Beeches
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

An easy walk to look for Nightjar. Meet Gavin Vella at Cadira Beeches car park at 20:00 for a 2 – 3 hour walk.

Jul
4
Sat
2020
Goytre House Wood @ Meet at Goytre Village car park
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

An easy walk through the Society owned woodland in search of Spotted Flycatcher and other woodland species.
The walk continues along the canal tow path to Goytre Wharf where a short break will be taken for refreshments (bring your own or purchase in the cafe).
The return via Goytre Hall wood back to the car park. Approx. 3 hours.

Jul
12
Sun
2020
Broadmeend, Beacon Hill and Cleddon Bog @ Beacon View car park (SO515054)
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Meet Steph Tyler at 8:30 am at Beacon View car park (SO515054) for a moderate 3 hour walk in this largely unspoilt part of Gwent.

Jul
18
Sat
2020
Ham Wall RSPB Reserve @ Ham Wall Car Park (ST449396)
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Meet Dave Brassey at Ham Wall reserve car park at 9:00 am for a full days birding on this large RSPB reserve. Breeding Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Hobby and many more. Easy walking on level paths. Bring packed lunch, Limited food facilities at the car park.
Car parking free for RSPB members, a charge for non-members – remember to bring your membership card for verification.

Aug
2
Sun
2020
Uskmouth – Bird Ringing – Booking essential, weather dependent. @ Newport Wetlands Reserve - Uskmouth
Aug 2 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

This event is organised by the Goldcliff Ringing Group and booking is essential – book at: surveys@gwentbirds.org.uk
The event is weather dependent.
It is expected that various warblers and other reed bed passerines will be caught in the nets and ringed. Come and learn more about the activities of the Goldcliff Ringing Group.

Park at the RSPB car park at Uskmouth – free to RSPB members (obtain a token from the centre). Charge payable for non-members.

Aug
21
Fri
2020
Birdfair – Rutland Water @ Rutland Water
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm

For information only – A date for your diary.

Sep
26
Sat
2020
A Peregrine Obsession @ Goytre Village Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Peregrine Obsession @ Goytre Village Hall

Simon Bedford will tell us about his relationship with peregrines, from schoolboy to Schedule 1 license holder, and introduce us to the ecology of this magnificent species.

Oct
2
Fri
2020
Portland Bird Observatory @ Portland Bird Observatory
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 11:00 am

Stay at the bird observatory on Portland Bill for a two night stay. £16 per night in shared accomodation. Take sleeping bag and food for self catering. Booking essential as accommodation is limited Book from 1st July with Dave Brassey.
Car sharing encouraged as there is limited parking at the observatory.

Oct
10
Sat
2020
Vultures and other Wildlife of Extremadura @ Goytre Village Hall
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
17
Sat
2020
Ynys-y-Fro @ Fourteen Locks car park
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet Ian Walker at Fourteen Locks car park (Small charge) for a 2 to 3 hour walk along the canal and across fields.
Wellies advisable as route can be extremely muddy in places. Refreshments available at the end of the walk in the Fourteen Locks cafe at the car park.

Oct
24
Sat
2020
Breeding Northern Owls – Snowys to Pygmys @ Goytre Village Hall
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
7
Sat
2020
Uganda – Birds, Primates and other animals @ Goytre Village Hall
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Uganda - Birds, Primates and other animals @ Goytre Village Hall

Join John Wilson on a tour of the birds and wildlife of Uganda’s Wildlife Reserves

Nov
21
Sat
2020
Cape Wrath – the brink of conservation @ Goytre Village Hall
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cape Wrath - the brink of conservation @ Goytre Village Hall

The most northwesterly part of the UK mainland is a wilderness of peat bog, towering sea cliffs and home to huge numbers of seabirds. It is also the largest bombardment range in NW Europe. The talk explores the juxtaposition of wildlife conservation while meeting the demands of Defence.

Dec
5
Sat
2020
Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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.