These pages will give the reader a very brief summary, both pictorial & written of the main birding sites in Glamorgan VC41. The summaries will include habitat details and OS refs. For a more detailed version the reader should cross reference with Birding in Glamorgan (Alan Rosney & Richard Smith. pub. 2009 by GBC).

Bridgend Area

Parc Slip NR, Tondu SS8783 [Old opencast mining site now a nature reserve with pools, grasslands & scrub.]
One of the pools at Parc Slip nature reserve. Good for passage wildfowl and the occasional wader. Also for passserines, both resident & migrants.

                     Llangynwyd, Darren Woods SS8789: Excellent for upland species: resident & migrant.

Mynydd Bach nr. Maesteg SS8692. Upland species such as Whinchat, Yellowhammer, Cuckoo etc with Ring ouzel regular on autumn passage.

                                                                 Mynydd Bach

Mynydd Ty-talwyn, nr Maesteg SS8586. This area seems to be on a migration flightline and is good for passage birds in spring and autumn.

                             Mynydd Ty-talwyn, bird-crop field has a large winter finch flock.

Kenfig NNR - Sand dune, saltmarsh, wet slacks. Excellent for birds in all seasons. Also rare plants, Odonata & Lepidoptera
Kenfig = 'Kenefeg' or 'Kenefec'. River Ken/vege or veke (Old Norse). A tongue of land formed by a winding river.
                                                    Kenfig Pool looking south
                                           Kenfig Pool from east pool fields looking north
               Footbridge over Kenfig river showing the saltmarsh area [East & West Glamorgan]
Kenfig Sands from Sker Point