Last updated: 1st December 2011
The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is embarking on a project to update the series of ‘Bird Atlases’ that were last produced twenty years ago or more.
Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers has decided to take this opportunity to map the entire county of Nottinghamshire in terms of species present during the summer months and the winter months.
This will mean getting volunteers and members to survey every one of the 550 tetrads (an area of land measuring 2km wide and 2km high) that comprise the county of Nottinghamshire.
The last county avifauna was produced by the late Austen Dobbs as long ago as 1975.
The survey is planned to take place over a four-year period from 1 November 2007 to 31 July 2011, so to complete the field-work, we will have to survey about 140 tetrads each year.
Visit the Nottinghamshire Bird Atlas page for details of how you can help with this project.
Jenny Swindells has alerted us to the proposal to build a massive (the largest onshore in the world ) windfarm on Lewis. View more details.
Robert Hoare has become aware that water pipe laying works are to commence very shortly on part of his local patch at Branshill Wood (opposite side of the river Trent to Attenborough nature reserve). View Robert's letter regarding the Branshill Wood water works.
Robert Hoare has written in to say that one of the photographs he took in January 2006, which is in the Raptor photographic gallery and captioned as a Common Buzzard was in fact the Red-tailed Hawk. This means that the Red-tailed Hawk has been around for longer than first thought.
Main photo gallery updated. New images include Short-eared Owl, Long-eared Owl, Northern Wheatear, Greater Scaup, Yellowhammer & Brambling.
Birds photographed around the UK - gallery updated. New images include Bohemian Waxwing and American Buff-bellied Pipit.
If you have any bird sightings that you would like to be shown and recorded on this site you can either complete our online submission form, email your sightings or, if that doesn't work for you, you can copy and paste the email address email@example.com. Don't forget to submit your monthly records to the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers recorder. Download the spreadsheet.
There are several vacancies for people who are willing to be more involved in the affairs of the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers Club. See the vacancy page for more details.