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.

Latest News & Information

Save the Railway Lake at Hoveringham.

This Premier birding site is now under threat from development.

Newark and Sherwood District Council want to allow the Lake to be to be developed and to change its use, to allow sailing, wind-surfing and sporting use on the Lake and development by the side of it.

Please oppose this by signing the campaign via the link below.

NBW Newsletter Distributor "Wanted"

After five and a half years service, Frank Heys is retiring from the position of newsletter distributor. A replacement is now urgently required.

If you would like to take on this role, please email Carl Cornish for details.

Guided Walk around the Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Sunday 10th January 2016 - Led by Neil Glenn

Further details of this and other in county walks can be found on the News page.

Breeding Marsh Harrier and Bittern in Nottinghamshire 2015.

Juvenile Marsh Harrier and Juvenile Bittern. ©Simon Roberts.

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

The 2015 Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers

Bird Photography Competition.

See HERE for further details on how to enter this Competition.

[28th July 2014]

Sherwood Forest, Satellite tagged Cuckoo And Nightjar Project

news releases relating to these two exciting projects, Here


Follow us on twitter

Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers is on twitter. You can use twitter to send us information on sightings, events and other relevant bird news.

Follow: @NottsBirders#nottsbirding