Carmarthenshire Bird Club
An appeal for help from Carmarthenshire birders PDF Print E-mail

As well as my usual request for brimstone butterfly or hummingbird hawk-moth records (as birdwatchers are a good source of the latter), may I ask if local birders can `keep an eye out` for day-flying moths in 2014 please? A link is given below to an article that I previously wrote on day-flying moths in Carmarthenshire (with photos of most species); I can alternatively email a Word copy of this, if anyone so prefers. Many species such as the bright green Forester moth (acidic pastures) or the all-black little Chimney Sweeper moth that can be found on more neutral grasslands have much declined in recent years whilst others such as the Clouded Buff (bright orange or yellow) occupy remote upland habitats that may be visited by birdwatchers.

Any records are really appreciated. There is an active Carmarthenshire moth blog site (just `google` that phrase) for further information. If anyone wants to actually record moths using trap, then friendly help and advice (including i/d help) will be gladly provided, as much of our county is poorly recorded. We need more trappers especially in the north and west but also upland areas – please get in touch. It`s an easy natural history activity, with the exciting potential of rare immigrants, especially on the coast….and it does n`t interfere with your birdwatching! My apologies for this non-avian entry - thank you. The link to `day flying moths` is found within the newsletter link: http://www.econoweb.co.uk/Carmarthenshire_moths/Newsletter_14.pdf


Red-legged Partridge © Ian MorganThe Carmarthenshire Bird Club exists to promote the observation, study and recording of the wild birds and wild-bird populations of Carmarthenshire. The club also organises meetings for its members which include field trips and talks on wildlife topics. Club meetings are an excellent opportunity to meet other birders and to visit places of ornithological interest in enjoyable company. We have over 100 members.

The club welcomes new members. Membership is available to anyone with an interest in the wildlife of Carmarthenshire. Birds don’t have to be your only, or even your principal, interest. Some of our members are enthusiastic about dragonflies, butterflies, wild plants or general wildlife. And, of course, you don’t have to live in Carmarthenshire to be a member.

Membership costs £10 a year and joint membership (for two people living at the same address) costs £15 a year. Family membership is also available. Members receive a free copy of the annual County Bird Report (worth £5) and the club newsletter which is issued every three months. To see current and previous newsletters click on the newsletters link on the right.

Application forms for membership are available from the notice board at the Reserve Centre and in the Steel Hide at National Wetlands Centre Wales, Penclacwydd, Llanelli, or you can join up on-line by selecting the Membership link on the right

Subscription rates:

Single membership - £10 per year

Joint membership (two people at the same address) - £15 per year

Family membership - £15 per year

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:06

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The following matches are: Swansea nearest to Llanelli; Aberporth nearest to Newcastle Emlyn and Brecon nearest to Llandovery.


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26 April 2014 - Spring migrant hunt in Laugharne

Meet in the car park at 9.30am. We will have a wander along the footpath through the woods beyond the boat house, usually by the end of April there should be warblers such as black cap, willow warbler and chiffchaff establishing their territories. The fields at the end of the woods usually have whitethroat and occasionally lesser whitethroat. The tide will be out and this route will also give good views over the mudflats and the estuary.

see the Spring Newsletter for more details