“Welshos.org.uk’ is the website for the Welsh Ornithological Society*

The Society caters for anyone who has an interest in birds in Wales.

It is the only Society dedicated to the whole of the Principality.

Click the Membership tab above to see how to join.

The ‘Resources’ section has basic information on the members of the Welsh Records Panel and their recording areas our Forum and will eventually have much more information on when and where to see the best birds in Wales.

The ‘Links’ page provides you with web addresses of relevant sites both within Wales and elsewhere.

Promotes the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in Wales
Engages in the study of wild birds in Wales Maintains a high standard of bird recording in Wales through the Welsh Records Panel
Publishes the journal “Welsh Birds” twice a year
Publishes the results of the Welsh Records Panel annually in “Rare and Scarce Birds in Wales”


The new website marks an important and I believe exciting new time for the Welsh Ornithological Society.

With encouragement from the Countryside Council for Wales the Society is striving to lead on research into our Welsh birds and co-ordinate the activities of all groups, clubs and societies throughout the Principality.

Using its excellent publications the Society hopes to attract many more members from the birding community to help ensure a healthy future for birds in Wales. – Derek Moore


Conference News :
This year’s Conference and AGM will be held on November 8th 2008 at the Education Centre, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny.

Click here for leaflet which provides more details   (Adobe Reader required: obtain here if required)

Each Welsh County has a Recorder who’s job is to collate the information submitted by the local bird clubs and individuals.

The Welsh Rare Bird Committe decides if the sighting is accepted as species for inclusion in the Welsh Species List.

From the collated results annual records are published annually in ‘Rare and Scarce Birds in Wales’