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Welsh Hot Spots by District
Anglesey – South Stack Cliffs
Brecon – Llangorse Lake
Caernarfon – Conwy
Carmarthen – Castle Woods
Ceredigion – Teifi Estuary
Denbigh – Mynydd Hiraethog
Flint – Conah’s Quay Nature Reserve
Glamorgan – Kenfig Pool
Gwent – Wye Valley
Meirionydd – Mawddach Estuary
Montgomery – Lake Vyrnwy
Pembroke – Skomer
Radnor- Gigrin Farm
Cofnod - Local Records Centre for North Wales
BIS - Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park
West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre
South East Wales Biodiversity Record Centre
Number of bird species: 421
National Bird - Red Kite Milvus milvus [There is not, as far as we know, a national bird for Wales - however, great prominence has been given over many decades to the fact that the UK`s remnant population of Red Kites hung on in mid-wales long after the English and Scottish populations had been extirpated by man - surely then the Red Kite deserves to represent Wales]
Birds in Wales 1992-2000Jonathan Green 2002 The Welsh Ornithological Society
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In Search of Birds in Mid-WalesBrian O?Shea & John Green Paperback (1991) Artery Publications
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Where to Watch Birds in WalesDavid Saunders Series: WHERE TO WATCH BIRDS IN BRITAIN AND EUROPE: HELM SERIES 281 pages, 70 maps, 45 line drawings. Christopher Helm due October 2007
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Record Keeping in Wales
There are now four Local Records Centres (LRCs) in Wales. Together they collect, collate, disseminate and manage biodiversity information for the whole of Wales. To find your local record centre see the interactive map on this website which will take you to the four record areas.
Cymdeithas Adarydda Cambria - Cambrian Ornithological Society
The Cambrian Ornithological Society (C.O.S.) is for everyone interested in bird watching and bird recording in the new counties of Anglesey, Gwynedd and the western half of Conwy (west of the River Conwy). It doesn`t matter if you live outside this area...
Cymdeithas Adaryddol Cymru - Welsh Ornithological Societymailto:Website
Paul Kenyon, 196 Chester Road, Hartford, Northwich, CW8 1LG 01606 77960
This home site of the Welsh Ornithological Society`s purpose is to give a true and up to date reflection on the status of ornithology in Wales.
Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru - Countryside Council for WalesWebsite
Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru yw cynghorwyr statudol y Llywodraeth ar gynnal harddwch naturiol, bywyd gwyllt a`r cyfle i fwynhau cefn gwlad Cymru a dyfroedd ei glannau. Y Cyngor yw`r awdurdod cenedlaethol ar gadwraeth bywyd gwyllt. Or for the English… The Countryside Council for Wales is the Government`s statutory adviser on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment in Wales and its inshore waters. The national wildlife conservation authority.
Welsh Kite TrustWebsite
The feeding station at Gigrin… a site mentioned in its counties notes but the speciality bird of Wales and a very nice site as an introduction tom Wales`s birds.
National Museum & Galleries of Waleshttp://www.nmgw.ac.uk/
Database of the mounted animals available for loan at the National Museum & Galleries of Wales. This database has been created to provide information on the mounted animals that the museum holds which are suitable for loan. Information provided is limited to: the scientific name and hierarchy; the common name; the nature and condition of the specimen; and the donor/vendor. Images are limited at the moment but it is hoped to add more in the future. It is aimed at those wishing to see what the museum holds with a view to loaning specimens or wishing to see if we hold specimens collected by a certain individual or prepared by a particular taxidermist. Most of the specimens have little information on collection locality or date, although future versions will be updated as what information we have is checked.
2010 [May] - David & Amanda MasonReport
Having cut our early birding teeth between the Dovey and Mawddach estuaries or from Barmouth to just south of Aberdyfi, it is an area we periodically return to and one we feel we know as well as any...
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Birds of SnowdoniaTour Operator
Immerse yourself in the most beautiful scenery the British Isles has to offer. Welcome to Snowdonia, land of myths and legends, with the National Park covering over 800 square miles. Where else can you find beautiful valleys, snow capped mountains, stunning lakes and rivers, not to mention the unrivalled beaches?
Cambrian Bird HolidaysTour Operator
For Complete Bird Watching and Natural History Holidays in Wales and Ireland...
Mid Wales BirdingTour Operator
Details of all aspects of Mid Wales Birdwatching Holidays are contained on the various pages of our web site. We hope you enjoy exploring the site. Do give us a call if you need more information, or if you would like to receive a brochure, or if you would like to make a booking... Guest stay at Mount Hazel - where I have stayed many times and can heartily recommend it! Fatbirder
Oriole BirdingTour Operator
A UK-based company specialising in bird watching tours of Norfolk and Wales, and a wide range of other UK destinations, a comprehensive programme of tours worldwide. Neil Donaghy and Ashley Saunders have over nineteen years experience between them, running their own companies Celtic Bird Tours and Oriole Adventures, before merging the two to create this new venture which offers complete bird tour packages. Value for money, genuinely small groups and great birds.
Shearwater Coastal Cruises - PelagicsTour Operator
Shearwater is a large, stable luxury charter boat conducting seabird watching tours along the beautiful coast of the Lleyn Peninsula, from Pwllheli...
Thousand Islands ExpeditionsTour Operator
On a trip with Thousand Islands Expeditions you can witness some of the most powerful currents in Britain. We will weave you gently in and out of the bays, grey seal pups are on every beach from September to October. Pass below some of the highest cliffs in Wales, you will see the spectacular breeding colonies of thousands of nesting sea-birds set in the cliffs adorned with wild flowers dipping into a blue ocean which abounds with seals, porpoise and such wildlife as you will never forget. In spring Choughs and Peregrines nest on the cliffs and in Summer the seabird colonies are in abundance and the carpets of heather are in full bloom.
Last Minute WalesAccommodation
Why not take a last minute holiday in Wales? Relax and enjoy our fabulous scenery and breathtaking coastline or if you feeling energetic, why not try some of the many activities Wales has to offer. There`s lots to do for all the family - so whether you just want to getaway for the weekend and enjoy a short break in Wales, or stay a little longer we can help you at Last Minute Wales...
Our 2001 brochure contains an excellent selection of over 200 holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire and North Wales providing a wide range of coast and country holiday locations and self-catering accommodation.
Birding North Wales - Alex JonesBlog
I am a keen birdwatcher and enjoy visiting local sites whether it is to patch or twitch for birds. I am currently in university but still find time to birdwatch around...
South Wales BirdingBlog
A blog for birders across South Wales...
The Black GrouseBlog
The purpose of this blog is to provide a regular update of bird and nature sightings across Clwyd, plus news and views on all things wild and beyond...
Birds in WalesWebsite
Members of the BBC Wales Nature Flickr group have taken photographs of over 80 species of birds in Wales. If you need to identify a bird you've seen, or you're a birdwatcher, a photographer, or just want to delight in Wales' wealth of wildlife, you can check out our great shots. This isn't an exhaustive collection of course, so if you've got photos you'd like to share, please join us on the group...
Chris's Bird RingingWebsite
A diary and photo diary of my ringing training in North Wales, consisting mainly of waders and passerines....
Ringing and Birding in North WalesWebsite
Fascinating BLOG with excellent pics of birds in the hand…
Photographer - David G BurtGallery
Welcome to Wildlife-Images, my collection of natural history images. I'm based in North Wales and mainly focus on bird photography, however, I do enjoy all enjoy and participate in all forms of natural history photography. All images on this site have been taken in the UK...
Photographer - Mark NewtonGallery
Images of birds and other wildlife
Photos from south and west Wales...
Welcome to the site. It will be aimed at wildlife and scenery around Wales, mostly SW.Wales because that’s where I live. I will try my best and identify the species as correctly as I can or if I am not sure I will put a question mark after the name. Hopefully my identification and photography will improve as I gain more experience...
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