Anglesey / Ynys Môn – vice county 52

Map above: hover over sites for a short site description; clicking on the location will take you to an external website where available. Information below: click on the ‘+’ symbol to provide more detail.

Bird-recording in Wales is based largely on the Watsonian vice-county system. The boundaries of VC52 are identical to those of the current local authority.

County Bird Recorder

David Wright

County Bird Report

Anglesey is included in the Cambrian Bird Report, available from RSPB Conwy or from Geoff Gibbs, tel: 01248 681936 or

Bird Club

None on island; Cambrian Ornithological Society covers Anglesey, but the nearest group meetings to the island are of Bangor Bird Group.

British Trust for Ornithology

Ian Hawkins
Tel: 01248 430590

Recent Sightings

We Bird North Wales blog and Anglesey Bird News on Twitter

Local Site Information

Best Birdwatching Site: North Wales, by Alan Davies and Owen Roberts, features 70 sites in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire and Flintshire. Published by Buckingham Press (2007). ISBN 9780 95503 394 0. RRP £15.95.

Breeding Bird Atlas: The Breeding Birds of North Wales, edited by Anne Brenchley, Geoff Gibbs, Rhion Pritchard and Ian Spence. A tetrad atlas of the breeding birds of five vice-counties of North Wales, from fieldwork conducted in 2008-12. Published by Liverpool University Press (2013). ISBN 978-1-84631-858-0. RRP £45.

County avifauna: The Birds of Anglesey/Adar Mon, by Peter Hope-Jones and Paul Whalley (2004). A bilingual review of the island’s birds, with illustrations by Philip Snow, Steve Culley and Hugh Knott. ISBN 0954735811. RRP £49.99 (hardback), £24.99 (softback). Available from bookshops.

Online Atlas

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