Welcome to the website of the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers.

The Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers is a registered charity with membership open to all.

The society aims to promote an interest in birds in Nottinghamshire. We are a friendly group for anybody interested in wild birds, living in, or visiting, Nottinghamshire, irrespective of their level of knowledge, experience or skill.

The society is administered by Nottinghamshire birdwatchers for Nottinghamshire birdwatchers.

The society organises local guided walks and trips to birdwatching areas further afield. Communication is by this website, Twitter and by the newsletter that is published on a monthly basis. Membership is open to everyone from experts to beginners. We are also especially keen to attract younger members to the society.

Bird Identification Workshop 2017

This event is now fully booked.

Gull ID day at Cotham Landfill with Richard Lowe.

Friday 3rd February 2017.


Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers are running a Gull identification day on Friday 3rd February at Cotham Landfill, starting at 8.30am on site.

Viewing will be from the cyclepath adjacent to the landfill, and the day will be led by Richard Lowe.

Further details of how to book HERE.

In County Walks 2017

Hoveringham Gull Roost with John Hopper.

Sat 21st – Sun 22nd January 2017.

From 2.00pm onwards on both days. Turn up and stay for as long as you like. Booking is not essential.

For more information on this event and other In County Walks see the news page.

Latest News & Information

The Status of Birds in Nottinghamshire - Jason Reece.

Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers have a limited number of this excellent book, for the special offer price of £5.00 with free postage.

The book includes an introduction to the birds of Nottinghamshire, that summarises the status of each species which has been recorded in the county up to 2007.

Special offer price of £5.00 with free postage.

To get your copy whilst stocks last please email Jenny Swindells

Breeding Bearded Tits at Langford Lowfields 2016

Further details HERE



The Rushcliffe Barn Owl Project; affiliated to Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers, recently ringed their 1,000th Barn Owl Chick!

Fuurther details Here

University of applied Sciences Optics Questionnaire.


Filling out the questionnaire will only take you about 10 minutes. All your data and information will naturally be used strictly confidentially! If you take part in this survey, you have the chance to win a £50 amazon voucher!

Download the questionnaire here

Grants for Young Birders


The Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers would like to offer the opportunity of funding towards training or attending an event to help improve skills.


Examples of the type of training/event we consider as eligible for funding includes:


. Attendance on a taught training course

. A visit/stay at a bird observatory

. Volunteering to help with bird surveying or conservation work

. Attending a bird conference


The criteria for eligibility are:

. Applicant is 21 or under

. Applicant is a current member of Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers

. Details of cost will be provided

. Upon completion of the course/event, a short article will be written for publication in the - -newsletter.


Further details on how to apply can be found Here