Cambrian Ornithological Society Outdoor Meetings 2020

For field visits bring lunch, and suitable outdoor clothing. For field visits queries, contact: Geoff Gibbs 01248 681936 or Gareth Jones 01248 601319. Occasionally meetings (both indoor and outdoor) have had to be cancelled due to inclement weather. In case of doubt, please contact trip leader or Pensychnant, to confirm whether the meeting is going ahead as planned. Ring leader if interested in car sharing for field excursions

Sunday 22nd March
Pwllheli Harbour, Leader Geoff Gibbs.

Herons and waders are on our lists today on a falling tide. Meet at the War Memorial, Pwllheli Harbour SH375348 at 10am.

Wednesday 8th April
Anafon Valley/Abergwyngregyn Woods, Leader Jo Porteous.


This is always a popular meeting to try and find Ring Ouzel before they move higher to their breeding grounds. Meet at Village Car Park by Aber Falls Pub SH657728, Post Code LL33 0LF at 9am.

Saturday 2nd May
Cors Ddyga, (Malltraeth Marsh), Leader Ian Hawkins RSPB.

This reserve has continued to improve and at this time of year migrants will be passing and hopefully staying for us. Bittern and Marsh Harrier should also be possible. Meet in the RSPB Car Park off the A5 below Pentre Berw SH463726, postcode LL60 6LD at 8am.


Saturday 23rd May

Coach Trip to Ynys Hir and the Dyfi Ospreys, Leader Geoff Gibbs.

It is always nice to see Redstart and Pied Flycatchers at Ynys Hir even Lesser Spotted Woodpecker if you’re lucky, as well as the Ospreys at Cors Dyfi. Pick up: Llandudno Tesco bus stop 7.30am; Llanfairfechan – bus stop by the bridge 7.45; Bangor Beach Road car park by Texaco garage 8.00 (times to be confirmed see Bulletin) £15 deposit cash or cheque payable to ‘Cambrian Ornithological Society’, to book.


Wednesday 17th June
Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve, Leader Gareth Jones.


This is the place for breeding Black-necked Grebe which will be in their fantastic summer plumage. Willow Tit may also be a possibility. Meet at the barrier on Thelwall Lane, Warrington WA4 1PD, SJ 649878 at 9am. Permit £2 payable on the day. Numbers will be restricted so book early. To book, phone Gareth Jones on 01248 601319 or email

Saturday 19th September
Cemlyn and the surrounding area including Dulas, Leader Tony White.


This is a good time for migrants and hopefully some rarities will be around. Meet at the Car Park, West side of lagoon SH329936 at 9am.

Sunday 11th October
Great Orme, Leader John Small.

This area is always good for surprises this time of year and could include Yellow-browed Warblers, Snow and Lapland Buntings and Ring Ouzels. Meet at St Tudno’s Church car park SH769838 at 9am.