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Black MountainsSatellite View
Bleak hilltop areas that can hold merlin, whinchat, red grouse, skylark, passage Golden plover etc. (Also rumoured sightings of hen harrier & red kite)
Bullpit MeadowsSatellite View
Walk along river at Crickhowell: park in small lay-by on B4558 at SO214183. Cross over River Usk, and turn onto Bullpit meadows through the gate on the left. Footpath follows river for one and a half miles. Species which can be seen: Dipper, Kingfisher, Goosander, Grey Wagtail, Lesser-spotted Woodpecker, Little Owl, Buzzard, Hobby, Water Rail(easier in winter); Goshawk, Siskin, Redpoll, Treecreeper, etc.
Craig y CilauSatellite View
Located off an unclassified road above Llangattock (I think park on the verge just after the cattle-grid) Path leads round the hillside on an old tram-road (loads of historical sites); past cave entrances (lesser horseshoe and Greater Horseshoe bat roosts); above a bog. Tawny Owls, Redstarts, Peregrines, the odd Kite in winter. Probably lots more.
Llangorse LakeSatellite View
Famed for the Pied-billed Grebe twitch of a couple of years ago. At SO133261 there is a small parking area for 10+ cars. Walk west along lake. Hide at about SO 126263. Winter: ducks, grebes, the odd harrier. Spring: passage osprey, terns. Summer: water rail, etc. Large flock of Canada geese. Reed warbler, and lots more. There is a much larger area on the other side of the lake at SO128272, with sailing club, boat hire etc., which the footpath from eventually reaches. Llangorse village with a nice pub nearby.
Mynydd Ddu ForestForestry Commission land with: roding woodcock, tree pipits, redstart, long-eared owls, etc.
River Wye [Glasbury to Hay]Beautiful natural area. The usual Welsh river birds expected. Woodlands hold redstart, wood warbler and Pied flycatcher.
Talybont ReservoirSatellite View
For winter ducks, grebes, etc.
County Bird - Red Kite Milvus milvus
Radnor Bird Group
c/o Pete Jennings (County Recorder)
Welcome to Brecknock Birds. This site has been set up to encourage interest in bird watching and ornithology in Brecknockshire.
Montgomeryshire Wildlife TrustWebsite
The Trust has eighteen nature reserves, is active in campaigning for better wildlife protection in Mid Wales, and works hard to make Montgomeryshire a better place for wildlife and people. Founded in 1982, we now have over 1000 members, publish our own magazine.
MWT Bird Group
Secretary: Terry Puzey, Four Seasons, Arddleen, Llanmynech, Powys, SW22 6R) 01938 590 578
Brecon Beacons National ParkWebsite
Online Guide Book
Forestry Commission - DyfnantWebsite
Bordering the East side of the Berwyn mountains, many upland and forest birds can be seen, these include Meadow and Wood Pipits, Crossbills, Siskins, Nightjars and the colourful Black Grouse which frequently feeds within the cleared forest areas and moorland edge. The Goshawk is also dashing through the trees in pursuit of prey...
Forestry Commission - RadnorWebsite
When visiting the woodland areas it is poosible to see a wide variety of birds, especially raptors...
Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Reserve - Gilfach Nature ReserveWebsite
Situated in a beautiful setting at the mouth of the Marteg Valley in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales, Gilfach is locally unique because of its wide variety of habitats: high moorland to enclosed meadow; oak woodland to rocky upland river. Because of this variety the farm supports a tremendous abundance of birds.
RSPB Reserve - CarngafalltWebsite
You can see red kites and pied flycatchers, among many other species...
RSPB Reserve - Lake VyrnwyWebsite
Dippers and kingfishers nest by the lake and rocky streams, while ravens and buzzards can be found on the moorland...
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Belle Vue Hotel - Llanwrtyd WellsAccommodation
The area is an Aladdin's Cave of natures wonders and it's a natural centre for Walking - Trekking - Riding - Fishing - Birdwatching and Cycling...
Braich Goch Bunkhouse & InnAccommodation
We are a new bunkhouse facility in Corris, Mid Wales which you may be interested in.. We are very near Cadair Idris, Tal y Llyn lake, Bird Rock, the West Wales Coast and the Red kite area of Mid Wales. We can accommodate 26 in bunk beds (5 rooms of 4 and 1 room of 6) plus a residents bar
Brandy House B&BAccommodation
The Radnorshire Wildlife Trust has a conservation lease on the Beacon Hill Common, and as such birdlife is abundant. It is composed of typical upland birds such as Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Whinchat, Buzzard and Wheatear. Curlew are also found in the wetter areas as occasionally are Snipe. Ring Ouzel, Peregrine, and various Owls can be seen, and we have recently seen the rare Red Kite. During the winter months Hen Harrier fly over the area.
Brynafon Country House Hotel - RhayaderAccommodation
Brynafon is set against the dramatic backdrop of Gwastedyn Hill and the Druid's Circle and is a stone's throw from the river Wye. Sitting in very heart of the beautiful and yet still undiscovered Elan Valley, Brynafon is a must to visit any time of the year...
Bryncoed Guesthouse - RhayaderAccommodation
Breathtaking views, Sheep everywhere, the thundering sounds of the magnificent Elan Valley Dams and the delightful sight of Red Kites in their natural environment make a visit to this area well worthwhile. Dee and Ray Izzard welcome you to their comfortable guesthouse.
CRAIG Y NOS CASTLE, Brecon Road, Penycae, Swansea Valley, SA9 1GL. For information on events, accommodation, conferences, weddings, parties, birthday parties and banquets, live music etc, Tel: Patsy or Nerys on 01639 730205 (office hours) or ask for Sue Drew 01639 731167 (day & eve) or visit www.craigynoscastle.com The Castle stands in the Brecon Beacons National Park Park in the Upper Swansea Valley in South Wales. It has been transformed into a quality hotel with accommodation and reception facilities for weddings and conferences.
Elan Valley Hotel - Nr. RhayaderAccommodation
The hotel is in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains and the Elan Valley. Seventy thousand acres of spectacular wild countryside with large areas designated as SSSI (site of special scientific interest). The sight of the the Red Kite is comonplace, soaring on thermals above fields of wild orchids.
Liverpool House - RhayaderAccommodation
As yet there is nothing on their website but Liverpool House is a large guest house with en-suite accommodation close to Gigrin Farm Kite Feeding Station.
Lodge Cottage - CwmygerwynAccommodation
Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday in beautiful and unspoilt Welsh Border country. Charming, comfortable stone cottage up in a valley in the Radnor Forest - ideal for birdwatching, walking, riding, mountain-biking.
Riverside Lodge Guest House - Elan ValleyAccommodation
Our friendly and welcoming guest house is set in spectacular surroundings beside the River Elan in the beautiful Elan Valley. Excellent location for bird watching, many species can be seen from the breakfast table. One and a half miles from Gigrin Farm Red Kite feeding station. As we are in the heart of Mid-Wales, we provide an excellent base for cycling, walking and exploring the surrounding area including the Elan Valley reservoirs and dams...
Brecon Beacons BirderWebsite
My name is Steve Wilce, I am primarily a birdwatcher and secondly a photographer. I have had images published in wildlife magazines and holiday brochures and most recently in a book about the Brecon Beacons national park. My main hobby will, however, always be birding…..
Gigrin Farm – Red Kite Feeding StationWebsite
The Gigrin is a family run upland sheep farm of approximately 200 acres, owned and farmed by Eithel, Lena, and Chris Powell. The land is 700 feet rising to 1200 above sea level giving us wonderful views of the Wye and Elan valleys. They already had a Farm & Nature Trail and a keen interest in both conservation and tourism when in 1994 the Kite Country Project, and R.S.P.B., invited them to be the Official Red Kite Feeding Station.
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