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Field Trips are cancelled until further notice.

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Indoor and Outdoor Meetings are not taking place in their usual format during the pandemic. However a series of Zoom presentations has been arranged and can be found in the Events section.

WOS Indoor and Outdoor Meetings

These meetings will not be taking place for the remainder of the year.

However a series of Zoom events are planned and details will appear in the Indoor Events section as and when they are arranged.

WOS Indoor and Outdoor Meetings

will not be taking place for the remainder of the year.

The Photographic Competion which is normally held at our December meeting will be going ahead in a different form, please watch for details in the forthcoming WOS News. Members, a hint, please begin to look out your best Wiltshire bird image for this year.

 

AGM on 1st April; Field Trips; Birdfair 18th April

The AGM on 1st April is postponed and forthcoming field trips are cancelled following government advice in relation to Coronavirus Covid-19. The AGM will be re-arranged and field trips restored when it is safe to do so. The Birdfair which was due to take place at Langford Lakes on 18th April in conjunction with the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is also postponed until a date later in the year.

Bird Fair 18th April 2020 Langford Lakes

Wiltshire Ornithological Society and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust are hosting  a Bird Fair - celebrating and learning about Wiltshire’s birds

Saturday 18th April 2020 from 9am - 2pm

More information under events

 Everyone is welcome, whether you are an experienced birder, or just curious to learn more about our feathered friends!

12th February 2020

Please note change of speaker. Frank Mogford will be presenting "Birding in Cyprus" at West Ashton Village Hall on 12th February 2020 at 2 pm.

Forthcoming Indoor and Outdoor Events.....

..........now on the website.

Swift Awareness Week

 22nd - 30th June 2019 

Local events:

  • Thursday 13th June 2019 from 19:30 - 21:00 hrs:  A Concert for Swifts at Sarum College, 19 The Close,Salisbury SP1 2EE organised by Salisbury And Wilton Swifts (SAWS) who are presenting a fundraising concert with two popular local musicians, Bill Benham (violin) and Michael Maxwell Steer (piano). The cost is £10 and tickets will be available on the door which will open at 7 pm. (Cash and Cheques only).
  • Saturday, June 29, 6.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Whiteheads Lane, Bradford on Avon BA15 1JU, Jonathan Pomroy, wildlife artist, author and Swift expert will give a talk about Swifts followed by a walk round town to spot Swifts and where they are nesting.  £5 for talk and walk, £3 for talk only. Booking essential. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a place. 
  • Sunday, June 30th from 10am - 4.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LW an exhibition of paintings by Jonathan Pomroy + signing of his book On Crescent Wings. At 3pm Jonathan will give a short talk on sketching Swifts and after this teas will be served. Free entry but donations for tea welcomed.

For more information about national events see http://actionforswifts.blogspot.com/p/2019-swift-awareness-week.html 

Hen Harrier 2018

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Hen Harrier Day 2018: the persecution of birds of prey continues in the UK with hen harriers being brought to the brink of extinction as a breeding bird in England. Events to highlight this illegal behaviour are being held throughout the country in August http://henharrierday.org 

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