GRC Blog

Welcome to the GRC Recorders pages. This blog provides details on all the relevant news of Glamorgan’s scarcer birds, plus all BBRC & WRP decisions that affect us locally. It will also be used to document the status and occurrence of these scarcer species and we welcome contributions from anyone with photographs, artwork or documentation of rarities past, present and future. The GRC also welcomes all seawatching news from around Glamorgan and news of passage migrants in spring & autumn, uncommon birds in our area and unusual behaviour.

All visitors are welcome. You must first register by sending an email to before you can contribute. An invite will be sent to your email address. Blog content will be strictly moderated. Access to pages and downloads are available to everyone. All photographs on this blog remain the property of the originator.
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The Glamorgan Rarities Committee, in conjunction with the Glamorgan Bird Club & Gower Wildlife , have agreed to co-operate with the Welsh Ornithological Society in the sharing of bird records & photographs in the interest of keeping accurate records and to promote birdwatching in North, Mid & South Wales.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Important News

Additions to the Rare Bird Breeding List [RBBP]
1. Arctic Skua
2. Long-eared Owl
3. Short-eared Owl
4. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
5. Willow Tit
[All listed above have fallen below 1500 breeding pairs in UK]
At least two species will affect us here in Glamorgan. Would all observers please note when taking observations of the latter two species in the breeding season, to list habitat, behaviour, song and any signs of actual breeding.
Species to be retained on RBBP affecting Glamorgan (1500+ breeding pairs)
Red Kite
Cetti's Warbler
Dartford Warbler
Species removed from RBBP
(Leach's Petrel)
(Scottish Crossbill)

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