Latest News The Carmarthenshire Bird Club exists to promote the observation, study and recording of the wild birds and wild-bird populations of Carmarthenshire. Sun, 25 Oct 2015 06:45:58 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Satellite-tagged Carmarthenshire Woodcock heads for Russia A first winter female woodcock satellite-tagged on the edge of the   Crychan Forest on 26th Feb as part of a research project by the Game and   Wildlife Conservation Trust, assisted by the Woodcock Network, has commenced   her spring migration back to her breeding grounds in Russia? Since christened   Rebecca, her progress can be followed online and there is an opportunity to   sponsor her in order to fund future research.

Pictures of the bird when caught can be seen at   and her migration can be followed at

]]> (Mark Newton) Latest Site News Sun, 01 Apr 2012 17:44:12 +0000
2006 & 2007 Bird Reports The reports are now online in the 'Bird Reports' link

]]> (Mark Newton) Latest Site News Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:08:56 +0000
Gazetteer The Gazetteer is now online, each site has it's grid reference, Tetrad number and a link to a map. If you have a location that you reguarly submit a posting on and it is not listed i.e. My back garden etc could you let me know please with the location and a grid reference.

Thanks, Mark

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Starlings Starlings are coming into roost on the Bittern reed beds, the birds are starting to appear between 1600 and 1630hrs. There are approximatlety 8000 birds, it only lasts for about fifteen minutes.

It can been seen from the Peter Scott hide, centre path or the Coastal path.

Wendell Thomas and Nigel Williams

]]> (Mark Newton) Latest Site News Sat, 19 Nov 2011 14:22:40 +0000
The BTO part of the Atlas is finished Thank you for all your efforts. We are continuing to collect records for the Carmarthenshire for another year. The same rules continue; the same way of submitting sightings continues; Go to and follow the links to the atlas. You can book tetrads for timed visits or submit roving records. Exactly as before. Please put in one extra year and help the collection of info on Carmarthenshire birds.

]]> (Mark Newton) Latest Site News Sun, 06 Nov 2011 08:48:16 +0000
2010 Bird Report The 2010 bird report is now abailable, for non-members it is available in the online store at £7.00 this includes postage and packing.

]]> (Mark Newton) Latest Site News Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:18:25 +0000
WOS National conference 2010

The next national WOS conference, in association with RSPB Cymru and BTO Wales, will be held on Saturday 6 November 2010 in Carno Community Centre, near Caersws, Powys. It's the only annual opportunity for Wales' birdwatchers to gather, share news, meet new people, learn about our country's avifauna - and don't forget the opportunities to see and buy wildlife art, books and multimedia.

The theme is Wetlands Birds in Wales, preceded by the Annual General Meeting. Download the booking form and send it with your payment by 28 October to guarantee your place (but we suggest you do it now, just in case your forget!)

]]> (Mark Newton) Latest Site News Thu, 02 Sep 2010 11:11:20 +0000
2008-2009 Bird Report The report is now out and that members should receive their copies next week.

]]> (Mark Newton) Latest Site News Sat, 03 Jul 2010 19:44:50 +0000
Request for birds in an urban environment Hi,

My name is Sally Snow and I work for Aden Productions, a small independent television company based in Cardiff. We specialize in producing wildlife documentaries and are currently producing a series on birds for the BBC. The series which is presented by Iolo Williams is currently in the final stages of production. However we are in need of some more footage of birds in an urban environment and consequently are on the look out for any bird behaviour (be it nesting, gathering or feeding…etc) within an urban or man-made setting.

I was hoping the members of the forum might be able to help me in my search for urban birds-I’m looking for something such as a blue tit nesting in a post box, or a blackbird rearing chicks in an old tractor...etc. I realise it is still early for nesting birds, but if anybody had any suggestions we’d love to hear from them. We can only film in the next few weeks so the time limit is pretty tight. If anybody had any ideas please could they drop my colleague Emma Ford an email at

Thank you kindly, 


Reseracher, Aden Productions. 


]]> (sally snow) Latest Site News Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:09:49 +0000
Breeding Birds in Carmarthenshire Dear All,

Thank you for your efforts in the Atlas 2007-11 in Carmarthenshire. We are getting there-whereever there is and records have continued to come in inspite of the inclement winter. We are also well on the way to a surprisingly comprehensive county atlas. And this is all down to your efforts. Thank you!

However.... Attached is a excel spreadsheet with the 10km squares along the top and 60 of the county's most widespread breeding species down the side. Green means that breeding has been proved for that species in that square, yellow means that the highest level of breeding status observed is possible or probable and white means that there is no level of breeding recorded for that species in that square.


  1. The aim is to turn as much of the white and yellow into green. Can you help in your 10km square? Or any other? 
  2. And even if there is a green dot for that species in your 10km square, remember the county atlas needs breeding records at tetrad level.
  3. There is a bottle of wine for the first person to get a confirmed breeding record for Grasshopper Warbler in the county!
  4. If you want the codes for breeding behaviour, go to the "Taking Part" of the atlas webpage and then click on "Breeding Evidence". Or email me and I can send a card

Thank you in anticipation and lets hope for some good weather this spring!


]]> (Mark Newton) Latest Site News Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:38:49 +0000