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reserves in Wales - includes information on:
Clwyd Birds Web - A Guide to Birdwatching in Clwyd. Compiled by
South Stack Cliffs
Point of Air - Dee Estuary
Des Adams. The Day
Trips from Clwyd section includes references to:Lake Vyrnwy, Delamere
Forest, Isle of Anglesey, or Ynys Môn, Penmaenpool Reserve of the
RSPB, Ynys Hir, Leighton Moss, Sandbach Meres, Cannock Chase, Tatton Park,
Neumanns Flash, RSPB's Dinas Reserve.
Birding Sites - from the Cambrian Ornithological Society. Includes
& Wetlands Trust - Llanelli - operated by the Wildfowl
the BirdFinder for
hints regarding locations of some of the the less common birds.
Warren and the Braint Estuary
Lafan (Lavan Sands)
Gell and the Mawddach estuary
Trust. These centres act as safe havens for thousands of internationally
important wetland birds, forming a focus for WWT's unsurpassed scientific
sites around Anglesey & North Gwynedd - This new site aims
people to go birding in our local area, with a site guide, latest local
birding news, and a link to an excellent national (UK) rarity alert page.
Of Interest in Wales - from the Welsh Ornithological Society.
Includes links to sites
with information on:
Birdwatching Guide to the Dee Estuary - The Dee Estuary straddles
Nercwys Mountain - A Forestry
Owned site in Flintshire.
Birdwatching at Blackpill
Gwylad Y Barcud - Kite Country
The Welsh Wildlife Centre
Conwy - A developing reserve
Llyn Coed Dinas
the border between North
Wales and north-west England. Between the months of October and March it
typically holds 100,000 waders (shore-birds) and 30,000 ducks. The estuary
holds internationally important numbers of 11 species. Not only that, it
is a fabulous place for birding as there is good access along nearly the
whole shore, including Hilbre Island, out in the middle of the estuary
which is also excellent for sea watching. On top of all that the estuary
is surrounded by woodland and heathland both good for birds, and a couple
of good fresh water marshes. Information provided by Richard
Sites in Wales - This site, part of the www.birding.uk.com/
site guides for 15 places to go birding in Wales.
Sites around Porthcawl - by Gruff Dodds.
Guide to Anglesey, Caernarfon and Meirionnydd - From Dave
site. Includes information on: Cemlyn, Conwy RSPB, South Stack, Porthmadog
area, and Traeth Lafan (Lavan Sands).
with Bill Oddie - Wales in Midsummer - It's early June, and Bill
a return trip to Wales, a place he first visited as a teenage birder:
to Watch Birds in Eastern Glamorgan - from the Glamorgan
Club. Most birdwatchers have a local patch that they visit regularly and
know intimately, and our members are no exception. We decided to tap this
fund of knowledge by asking some of them to write about their favourite
sites in eastern Glamorgan (the former counties of Mid and South Glamorgan).
Here are a few of those guides. See also Dave
Nature Reserves - managed by the Glamorgan Wildlife
Nature Reserves - managed by the Gwent Wildlife Trust.
Nature Reserves - managed by the Mongomeryshire
Trust. Includes information on: Glaslyn, Llyn Coed y Dinas, Pwll,
Penarth, and Roundton Hill.
Great Orme - by Alan Davies. The Great Orme is an impressive
limestone headland immediately
North of Llandudno on the Gwynedd coastline. Nearly two miles long and
almost a mile wide, the Orme rises to 207 metres. For birders there will
always be a special fascination with headlands as they make ideal locations
for observing passerine migrants and for seawatching. The Great Orme is
no exception but, unlike most migration watch points, it is grossly underwatched
and thus gives the visiting birder a real chance of finding his or her
Island - by Simon Walker. Ynys Enlli - better known to English
birders as Bardsey Island
- is a 450 acre National Nature Reserve situated 3 km off the tip of the
Lleyn Peninsula in Gwynedd. Nearly 3 km from North to South, the island
is divided into two main blocks of land divided by a narrow neck.
- by Allen Davies. Aberdaron at the west end of the Lleyn
Peninsula is ideally situated
to receive arrivals of migrant birds. A quick look at some of the birds
that have occurred at Bardsey Bird Observatory - only 2km across the sound
- shows the potential.
Reserves in Wales - this site provides an index
to all of the
nature reserves in Wales.
Many of the sites reference the birdlife on that particular reserve.
History of Anglesley - Anglesey abounds with areas
interesting birds, plants
and other wildlife can be seen and enjoyed. Being an island it has over
100 miles of coastline with varied habitats, such as sea cliffs, dunes
and beaches, salt marshes and mud flats.
Island Web Site - Skokholm is a small island nature
off the south west coast
of Pembrokeshire, Wales. Along with the neighbouring islands of Skomer
and Grassholm, it forms one of the most important seabird breeding sites
RSPB Nature Reserve - Ynys-hir Nature Reserve
off the main road between
Aberystwyth and Machynlleth. It covers 427 hectares (1,056 acres), and
provides a range of exciting habitats.
Hir RSPB Nature Reserve - on John and Christine's Bird Page,
there is a great description
of this reserve.
Island - by Ken Croft. Holy Island is the western extremity of
Anglesey and is joined to
the mainland by the Stanley Embankment (A5) in the North and at Four Mile
Bridge in the South. There are a number of good birding spots on the island
and here is a brief guide to the best of them.
Wildlife Trust Reserves -
includes links to:
Llyn Coed y Dinas
Reports from Around Wales - by Mark Hancock.
Report: Northwest England, Wales & Dorset, July 22 -
August 12, 1998 (or Birding
in Britain, a Texas perspective) - by Helen Baines. A wonderful itinerary
for a few weeks in England focused on finding birds not commonly found
in North America.