Book now for our National Conference
Our annual conference, organised in partnership with BTO Cymru and RSPB Cymru, is the gathering for birdwatchers in Wales. Held in Ruthin, Denbighshire, on 8 November, the closing date for booking is this Friday, 31 October. Book your place now!

Latest rarity: Desert wheatear, Pembroke

Patchwork Challenge
The Wales league is topped by two Bardsey birders - Ben Porter and Steve Stansfield - with Skomer's Jason Moss in third. The Denbighshire hamlet of Llanfair TH currently leads the comparative league, while over 13,000 BirdTrack entries by Zac Hinchcliffe on his Bangor patch is seriously impressive.

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derek moore

Nature has lost a powerful champion: WOS chairman, Derek Moore, died on 23 October.