Friday, 23 September 2016


The annual bash is on Nov 5th at Myddfai this year.  All details on the WOS website .

Always worth supporting and the programme looks particularly relevant to our neck of the woods with talks on Chough and Whinchat.

It is £22 but you can buy tickets online now with a couple of clicks, no tedious filling in of forms. 

Welsh Ornithological Society
Conference 2016
the gathering for birdwatchers in Wales
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in association with
Saturday 5 November
Myddfai Community Hall, Myddfai, Llandovery SA20 0JD
9.15. Registration and coffee
9.45. Welcome by WOS Chair
Mick Green
Annual General Meeting of WOS
followed by presentation of WOS Lifetime Achievement and the Derek Moore Student Research Awards
by Iolo Williams, Hon. President
10.30. Introduction - Iolo Williams 10.45. Birds and Climate Change
Dr Rob Thomas (Cardiff University)
11.25. Comfort break
Session chair: Kelvin Jones 11.45. Whinchat: an intimate study
Steve Smith
12.15. How do you know what you think you know? Combining traditional and novel field techniques to surprise the experts Emily Scragg (BTO)
12.55. LUNCH
Session chair: Bob Haycock
2.10. RSPB Cymru update Dan Jenkins- Jones
BTO Cymru update Kelvin Jones
2.30. Curlews, Goldies, Twite and White- fronts: in the field with RSPB Cymru Jon Cryer
3.05. A Focus on Nesting Wayne Morris and Dan Jenkins-Jones
3.30. TEA
Session chair: Julian Hughes
4.00. Be aware of what you hear: how mimicry can influence breeding success Gavin Vella
4.25. 25 years of the Welsh Chough Project
Tony Cross and Adrienne Stratford
5.00. Raffle and close.
Funds raised from the raffle will contribute to our 2016 Small Grants scheme, Student Research Award and the new WOS Young Conservationist Bursaries
Visit the BTO Cymru and RSPB Cymru stalls - Lunchtime book auction
Conference fee includes coffee, lunch and tea for ticket holders booked in advance.
Join WOS at the conference and you will receive £5 discount on your first year’s subscription.
Next year’s WOS Conference: in Monmouth, 4 November 2017