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 GlamRC@gmail.com 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.
If you would like to use photos, please arrange permission beforehand.


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.

Committee Contacts

Phil Bristow [County Recorder for East Glamorgan and Chairman of GRC]
email phlbrstw@gmail.com

Mark Hipkin [County Recorder for West Glamorgan]
Mobile: 07875 431 917
email markhipkin1@gmail.com

Mike Powell [Welsh Records Panel Rep. for VC41]
Email Mike

Paul Roberts [Central Glamorgan]

Barry Stewart [West Glamorgan]

Owain Gabb [West Glamorgan]

John Wilson [Assistant to the GRC]
e-mail john