Wednesday, 15 February 2017

An appreciation of the birds around the Menai Straight

Tonight at Bangor Bird-group local Birdwatcher Arfon Thomas will be giving us a talk about the birds found locally around the Menai Straight. Doors open at 7pm at the Brambell building for a 7.30 start. All welcome.


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

GPS tracking of Curlew, Terns and Seabirds

Local Bird Ringer and Ornithologist Steve Dodd will be giving us a talk tonight at Bangor Bird group. He will be telling us about GPS tracking of Curlew, Terns and Seabirds. Doors open at the Brambell building at the Uni at 7pm for a 7.30 start. All welcome.



Tuesday, 31 January 2017

This week at Bangor Birdgroup -Alaska : Birds and Wildlife


Spectacled Eider is one of the many reasons I would like to go to Alaska. This Wednesday night at Bangor Bird-group local Ornitholidays Bird-guide Paul Rodgers will be giving us a talk on the Birds and Wildlife of Alaska. The talk will be in the usual venue in the ground floor lecture theater in the Brambell Building at the University of Bangor. Doors open at 7 for a 7.30 start. All welcome.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Resolution and Independence at Bangor Birdgroup

Chris Wynne, NWWT's Conservation Officer, explores local conservation issues tonight. Doors open at 7pm in the Brambell Building at the Uni. All welcome.



Tuesday, 17 January 2017

A Night at the Museum with Nigel Brown

Local well known and well respected all-round Naturalist Nigel Brown will be giving us his Night at the Museum experience this Wednesday in Bangor. At Bangor Bird-group this week Nigel will be giving us the guided tour around the University of Bangor Natural History Museum, giving us an insight into some of the more interesting specimens in it's collection. Meet in the usual lecture theatre in the Brambell Building, Deiniol Road Bangor. Door open at 7pm. All welcome.





Monday, 16 January 2017

Eastern Anglesey Update

I went down the east coast of Anglesey on Sunday morning with Tony. Here's a summary of the birds we had and a few counts Tony had a few days previous.
At Moelfre there were 2 Purple Sandpipers showing well with up-to 24 Turnstones. 165 Cormorants were on the island. On the surrounding sea there were 400 Auks, 9 Gannets, 21 Kittiwakes, 2 Porpoises, 3 Red throated Divers and a Great Northern Diver.
At Lligwy Tony had 25 Red throated Divers, 8 GN Divers, 400 Auks, 30 Cormorants, 20 Great Crested Grebes, 15 Red breasted Mergansers and 9 Sanderling.
At Dulas there were 6 Jack Snipe and 10 Common Snipe, 110 Curlew, 24 Redshanks, 26 Shellducks, 250 Wigeon, 24 Brents, 3 Greenshank and a Kingfisher.
At Red Warf Bay there were loads of Snipe in a small area surveyed. 275 Common and at least 8 Jack Snipe. We also saw a Water Rail, 15 Knot, Greenshanks, 8 Rock Pipits  and c.10 Brents. 
Today Tony had 2 Cattle Egrets at Pont Marquis and a 1st winter Marsh Harrier on Malltraeth RSPB reserve.







Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Dan Brown on Western Sahara




One not to miss! Dan Brown, son of Nigel Brown is coming back to North Wales and Bangor Bird-group this Wednesday. He will be talking about The Western Sahara. A disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, just South-West of Morocco. Come along and see what unusual wildlife can be found in this far flung corner of the Western Palearctic. Doors open at The Brambell Building at Bangor University at 7pm for a 7.30 Kick off. All welcome.