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, and offer 21yrs and under members the opportunity of funding towards training or attending an event to help improve skills.

The Birds of Nottinghamshire

Published in November 2019, this book describes the past and present status of the 334 species that have been recorded in Nottinghamshire up to 2018. Lavishly illustrated with photographs taken within the county, and sketches from the internationally recognised artist Michael Warren, it is intended to be an authoritative reference to the birds of Nottinghamshire.

This book can now be purchased directly from the publisher Liverpool University Press, The Attenborough Nature Reserve and most major booksellers.

Attenborough Lifeline Appeal

Attenborough Lifeline Appeal.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust have announced a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase Attenborough Nature Reserve and need your help to raise £1 million!

The site has been used for sand and gravel extraction since the 1920s which ended in 2016.

The Wildlife Trust need your help to ensure that they can look after this well-loved reserve and incredibly popular birdwatching destination for generations to come.

More information on how to donate HERE on the NWT website

Indoor Meetings 2019

Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers AGM

UNSSC, Highfields University Campus, Thursday 12th March.

Further details HERE

In County Walks - 2020

Spring at Langford Lowfields

Saturday 25th April 2020

More information on how to attend in county walks can be found HERE

Latest News & Information

City Nature Challenge 2020

Between April 24th to 27th Nottingham will be taking part in the international competition, City Nature Challenge 2020. We will be competing with 266 cities from across the world to record as much wildlife as possible.

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife City Local Group and Nottingham Urban Wildlife Scheme is leading the City Nature Challenge 2020 for Nottingham.

There will be events happening all over the City of Nottingham.

Further information HERE.

New members can send a cheque for £14 to Mrs Lynne Demaine 33 Daleside, Cotgrave, Nottingham, NG12 3QN. Cheques made payable to Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers.

COMPUTER BANKING: New members who bank online can pay their subs directly into the club’s bank account, using these details:- Bank: HSBC Sort code: 40-35-18 Account: Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers Account Number: 60814911 Please put your name on the transfer!

If you do not intend to re-join, please let Lynne know, thank you!

If you are a new member, who has joined since September, you are paid up until January 2020.


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


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






Attenborough Nature Reserve Binoculars offer.

5% off for Notts Birders members.