The prime objective of our first marine bioblitz was to engage the public in a citizen science initiative which also served to raise understanding of the dynamic coastline we have in Gibraltar.
Last week, the GONHS Raptor Rescue Unit released a wild Griffon Vulture that had been brought down by Yellow-legged Gulls on the 5th June. The bird had landed on a cliff in the South District and was being mobbed by gulls.
GONHS is committed to the health and well-being of its membership. The GONHS AGM scheduled for the 25th March has therefore been postponed until further notice, due to the current situation regarding coronavirus COVID-19.
An enjoyable Wintering Seabird Outing held at Europa Point on the afternoon of the 19th January 2020 was well attended with about eighteen keen birders and photographers at the site.
Welcome to the 2019 issue of the Gibraltar Bird Report.
The Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society (GONHS)
4 December 2019
The Bryophytes and lichens outing took place on Saturday 16th November, with a cold 9˚C start to the morning. This however did not stop the eager few who attended.
In the latest in a series of visits to local schools, GONHS Raptor Unit’s section head, Vincent Robba, visited Notre Dame First School.
Welcome to the 2018 issue of the Gibraltar Bird Report.
Over 500 participants attended a successful Eurobirdwatch 2019. With groups at Jews' Gate, Commonwealth Park and at Europa Point in the afternoon.
GONHS has released their wish list for the upcoming general election on 17th October.
Our September outing, which took place on the 14th, was an Invertebrate Safari around the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, led by Invertebrates Section head Dr Rhian Guillem.
The 12th International Bat Night was held on the 28th August at the John Mackintosh Hall, which proved to be a great sucess.
GONHS is supporting the Parents For Future - Climate Strike Petition.
This Petition urges the Government of Gibraltar to urgently address Gibraltar’s Carbon responsibilities in order to meet its declared Climate Emergency Pledge. We call for a totally independent Climate Body, funded and tasked to roll out a cross-party supported agenda, set in a time frame that legally binds all future administrations.
On Sat 13th April, we arrived at the Brazo del Este at around 7am, having left Gibraltar at 4:30. It was still dark, but the growing sound of birds told us that the sun would rise soon.
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- Plants of the Upper Rock Outing
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- Wintering Seabirds Outing
- EuroBirdwatch 2018
- GONHS at BirdFair
- Rare Plants of Inglis Way
- Sierra Crestellina Outing
- Brazo del Este Outing
- African Chaffinch recorded again in Gibraltar.
- Gibraltar Swallow found in Angola
- Spring Flowers
- Hawk and Owl Rescued and Released
- La Janda Outing
- Seabird Outing success
- Dismay at Handling of Illegal Raking Case
- Flora of Gibraltar website
- Griffon Vulture 'Harry' crosses the Strait
- Birds Ringed at the Observatory
- Autumn flowers