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

  • Report Off-Road Use in Wentwood
    If you notice any off-road use of any vehicle in Wentwood Forest please report it to the local police. Phone 101 and ask for the Rural Crime Team. It is extremely damaging to the environment. See the following note that was issued by Gwent Police on 18th May. Note from Gwent Police Rural Crime ...Read here...
  • The new Birds of Wales book– save £20
    On 1st July an important new book will be published which will add greatly to our understanding of the history of Wales’ birds and their conservation, their current populations and what may lie ahead for them in the future. The Birds of Wales (608 pages/hardback) tells the stories of all the birds ...Read here...
  • Inland Curlew sightings
    GOS is collecting data on Curlews at possible breeding sites in Gwent. If you’re lucky enough to see or hear Curlews at inland sites please send the following information to Curlew@gwentbirds.org.uk : the date, number of birds, any vocalisation (call or bubbling song), any interaction between ...Read here...
  • Stephanie Tyler MBE
    Congratulations to Steph Tyler on being awarded the MBE in the New Years Honours List. The award was made for services to nature conservation in the UK and Africa....Read here...

Upcoming events

Aug
20
Fri
2021
all-day Birdfair – Rutland Water (dates ... @ Rutland Water
Birdfair – Rutland Water (dates ... @ Rutland Water
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day
Birdfair - Rutland Water (dates for your diary) @ Rutland Water
Dates for your diary. For information. There will be no formal GOS trip to the event, you may wish to make your own arrangements.
Sep
18
Sat
2021
7:30 pm The Somerset Levels – Stephen Lo... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
The Somerset Levels – Stephen Lo... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Stephen Lovell, all round naturalist will take us on a journey through the Somerset Levels. A zoom video meeting. Details will be sent to all members for whom we have e-mail addresses 7-10 days before the event.
Oct
2
Sat
2021
7:30 pm Wildlife of Madagascar – Graham ... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Wildlife of Madagascar – Graham ... @ via Zoom video conferencing.
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Graham has a PhD in Ecology and is a traveller and photographer. Join him on this trip through Madagascar highlighting the wide ranging wildlife of the area. A zoom video meeting. Details will be sent to all members for whom we have e-mail addresses 7-10 days before the event.