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  • Birds in North Wales (Vice-counties Denbighshire and Flintshire)

    Finding (see 'Our records') and recording (see 'Submit records?') the birds you see in North-East Wales

    by the Clwyd Bird Recording Group

    The Breeding Birds of North Wales / Adar Nythyn Gogledd Cymru

    The CBRG is delighted that our breeding bird atlas was voted 2nd in a competition, 'The BB/BTO Best Local Atlas 2007-17' that has just been published in British Birds 111, March 2018, pp164-167. Copies should still be available - please check with the Editors.

    When will Curlew be extinct as a breeding species in Wales?

    Extinction of breeding Curlew may soon be a reality if they continue to breed as unsuccessfully as they appear to have been doing in the last few years. There is a working party seeking to make changes to the breeding fortunes across Wales. One step to help with that work is for all observers to send to Recorders across Wales many records of Curlew, particularly during the breeding season, with breeding codes (see Atlases). Please assist this work to ensure we continue to hear their bubbling song!


    The CBRG is keen to have some new members as there are many jobs to do in producing the bird report: managing data, preparing data for species account authors, writing species accounts, seeking photographs, and then help with selling the reports. If you are interested please contact the Chair.

    Please have a look at the page, Our records, which shows the records that are stored with Cofnod.

    Bird Report for 2017. It is now available for sale at £5, plus £1.80 p&p for those who are not able to buy it directly. The report is now on sale at:

    RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

    RSPB Conwy

    Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre

    Northop Post Office

    Llanarmon-yn-Ial Community Shop

    Llandegla Community Shop - please ask for your copy!

    Cover of 2017 bird report

    Here are some sample pages: Sample pages 2017 report

    Do have a look at the revised BOU checklist with its considerably changed order of species. See the Downloads page.

    All the BirdTrack records are sent to Cofnod each year.

    The next Welsh Ornithological Society conference will take place on Saturday, 16 November 2019 at Aberystwyth.

    Last updated: 1 December 2018