Eastern Glamorgan Bird Report

One of Glamorgan Bird Club’s main functions is to produce the annual Eastern Glamorgan Bird Report [EGBR], which is distributed free to all members. The report covers the County Boroughs of Cardiff, Caerphilly [west of the R. Rhymney], Merthyr, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan, which are collectively known by the Club as ‘Eastern Glamorgan’.

These reports have been produced for many years and provide an important source of information about the bird life of the area. The current editor is John Wilson and the photo editor is Tom Wright, who has take over this year [2021] from long standing, and indeed founder Club member Richard Smith who has been doing an excellent job for over 20 years – a huge vote of thanks Richard. John is assisted by an editorial team who write summaries for groups of species and write up various other sections of the report, such as the Foreword [GBC chair – currently {2021} Jean Haslam], the weather summary [currently {2021} Alan Rosney], a BTO report for the year [Wayne Morris & Daniel Jenkins-Jones], the Eastern Glamorgan list [Peter Landsdown], and various ringing reports when available. Our County Recorder for Eastern Glamorgan is Phil Bristow who is part of the Glamorgan Records Committee [GRC]. For details regarding the submission of records, see the menu bar item <Records>.

The production of the report starts at the beginning of the year after the one to which it relates, for obvious reasons. Tom is always looking for photographs of birds seen in the relevant year and we have some guidelines as to what is required in terms of size and quality and subject. The pdf format guide which also contains Tom’s contact details, can be downloaded by clicking here.

Birdwatchers throughout the area record their observations by various methods, and they ultimately reach the Editor and County Recorder [links to the relevant page on this site]. Below, are links to the text of EGBRs from 2001 to date – these are in pdf format. For images which have featured in previous EGBRs visit the Galleries item under the ‘Resources’ menu {Galleries are currently under construction}. The latest report [2019] has been uploaded in both full format, including all images, and text – see below.


Past EGBR texts{further older links will be added when possible}

2019 [full report 9.5MB], 2019 [text only 4.5MB], 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (50th Edition) 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001