To help celebrate RSPB Cymru’s centenary this year, we have formed a partnership with Girl Guiding Cymru. As part of this the girls will help survey birds across Wales by taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch and Volunteer Famer Alliance project.
Every Girl Guide in Wales, including Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, leaders and members of the Trefoil Guild, will also spend a day at one of RSPB Cymru’s nature reserves, learning about nature and taking part in different activities.
To find out more about RSPB Cymru’s centenary celebrations please visit www.rspb.org.uk/wales/centenary
I’n helpu i ddathlu canmlwyddiant RSPB Cymru elenni, rydym wedi ffurfio partneriaeth gyda Girl Guiding Cymru. Fel rhan o hyn bydd y merched yn ein cynorthwyo i arolygu adar Cymru drwy gymryd rhan yn ein harolwg Gwylio Adar yr Ardd a’r project Cynghrair Ffermwyr a Gwirfoddolwyr.
Bydd pob Geid yng Nghymru, yn cynnwys Rainbows, Brownies, Geidiau, arweinwyr ac aelodau o Urdd y Feillionen, hefyd yn treulio diwrnod ar un o’n gwarchodfeydd natur, yn dysgu am fyd natur ac yn cymryd rhan mewn gwahanol weithgareddau.
I wybod mwy am Ddathliadau Canmlwyddiant RSPB Cymru ewch i www.rspb.org.uk/wales/centenary
Help us celebrate our 100th birthday and the Big Garden Birdwatch - on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 January – the first event of our Centenary year!
Over 27,000 people in Wales recorded 73 species in over 14,500 gardens across Wales in 2010 helping us monitor the birds visiting our gardens over the winter period.
As part of our celebrations we’re looking for even more people in Wales to take part in the worlds biggest ever wildlife survey. Taking part is really simple, just spend an hour during the weekend looking at the birds that come into your garden, fill in the survey form and send it in to us.
We will also be holding various events across Wales to help people identify garden birds and learn how to attract more into their gardens. To find out if there are any events in your area please visit www.rspb.org.uk/events. For more information about Big Garden Birdwatch visit www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch.
Helpwch ni i ddathlu ein pen-blwydd yn 100 oed a Gwylio Adar yr Ardd – ar ddydd Sadwrn 29 a dydd Sul 30 Ionawr – y digwyddiad cyntaf yn y flwyddyn.
Cofnodwyd 73 rhywogaeth gan dros 27,000 miliwn o bobl a fu’n cyfrif adar mewn 14,500 o erddi yn 2010 a’n helpu i fonitro’r adar sy’n ymweld â’n gerddi yn y gaeaf.
Fel rhan o’n dathliadau rydym yn chwilio am hyd yn oed mwy o bobl i gymryd rhan. Mae cymryd rhan yn yr arolwg yn hawdd, drwy dreulio awr yn unig dros y penwythnos a cyfrif adar eich gardd neu barc lleol a chofnodi’r nifer uchaf o bob rhywogaeth o adar a welir gennych yr un pryd.
I weld digwyddiadau yn eich ardal chi ewch i www.rspb.org.uk/events. Am fwy o wybodaeth am yr arolwg ewch i www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch.
Can you believe that it has been 100 years since the RSPB has been active in Wales? During that time the support and involvement of volunteers has made all the difference and I have been lucky enough to have met and got to know some of you over the past 7 years. During the year I will be visiting and hosting different events to try and say thank you to as many of our volunteers as I possibly can, keep an eye on these blogs to find out where I will be next. If you are or know any of our volunteers (past or present) and would like to nominate them for our Centenary Awards please let me know, the deadline is February 11, and I want to be overwhelmed with nominations. I am just glad i do not have to choose the winner - if I had my way all 850 of our volunteers would get one!!!!
Keeping up with the Jones's is particularly difficult in Welsh conservation terms.
We’re celebrating 100 years of working in Wales this year - and we've come a long way since Mr and Mrs Jones started it all a century ago.
The couple lived on the island of Llanddwyn, off the coast of Anglesey in North Wales. They were the first people to be employed by the RSPB in Wales. Their job was to look after the island’s roseate terns (pictured).
100 years later...
We now employ 150 staff members in Wales, supported by hundreds of volunteers.
We manage 18 nature reserves in Wales, covering nearly 17,000 hectares. The reserves receive over 300,000 visitors and tourists every year – maybe you are one of them?
Visit our new web pages to find out about our centenary celebrations and the events coming up this year. Get your hands on our exclusive pin badges, find out about our work over the last century, and see how Girl Guides, Brownies and Rainbows are joining in the fun!
If you've got memories, stories or photos you’d like to share, please join our We love Wales community group.
Curlews in urgent need of helpOne of the key species we’ll be helping in Wales this year is the curlew.
Katie-Jo Luxton, RSPB Cymru Director, says: 'In the last century we've helped species like the red kite and black grouse recover significantly in Wales and work is ongoing to improve the fortunes of lots of other birds and wildlife, too.
'One of the key species that urgently needs our help and we will be fundraising money towards as part of our centenary celebrations, is the curlew. An RSPB Cymru survey in 2006 showed a decline of 81% in curlew breeding numbers in Wales. It is believed this large wading bird is suffering because much of its habitat has been degraded.
'Throughout the year we will be raising money to help the conservation of this iconic Welsh bird.'