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.

Latest News & Information

Dates For The Diary.


Sherwood Pines - Saturday 10th August

Limited to a maximum of 15 people; email Keith Smith to get on the list.

Birdwatching & Wildlife Walks at Idle Valley NR for 2024.

Led by local birder Gary Hobson: Further details here.

Marine miles - walking the country in support of HWDT.

Indy, 18, from Sherwood Forest Nottinghamshire and Katie, 20 from Edinburgh are embarking off for 107 days to walk from lands end to John o' Groats. In classic over-the-top fashion, we won’t just be walking the normal end-to-end route, but instead will be taking a bit of a detour and will be walking the entire Hebrides.

The reason: to support Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust. We want to raise as much money as we can for this amazing organisation - supporting the conservation of whales and dolphins throughout the west coast of Scotland, an area we both know and love.

We’ll be posting regular updates about our walk, on our social media accounts, so follow along on @katie.monkk or @greeneindy to see our route and what we get up to each day!

You can follow their progress using #MarineMiles.

Please donate HERE what you can to their fantastic charity @HWDT_org, thank you!

Further information HERE

The Birds of Nottinghamshire Annual Report for 2020

Published December 2023


Review of 2020 - Jason Reece

Systematic List for 2020

Species Accounts - Various authors

The Nottinghamshire List - Jason Reece

First and last dates for migrants - Jason Reece

County Rarities and Scarcities - Jason Reece

The decline of the Tree Sparow in Nottinghamshire - Andy Hall

An early record of birds of Nottinghamshire.

John Brown's lists of birds observed in the parish of Misson and its neighbourhood 1859 - 1860.

Nottinghamshire Ringing Reports 2020 - Various authors


The latest Annual report is free to society members as part of their annual subscription.

Join HERE to receive your copy.

Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers Historical Records.

Keith Rainford is currently extracting Historical Records from 1000's of old card records from 1950 - 1997.

So far 36 species have been typed up to Excel spreadsheets.

Further Historical Records will be updated to the website as Keith adds additional species records onto Excel spreadsheets.

The work in progress can be viewed 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!


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 plus postage and packing.

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 plus postage and packing.

To get your copy whilst stocks last please email Jenny Swindells

Grants for Young Birders


The committee would like to offer a number of young birders the opportunity of funding towards training or attending an event to help improve their

skills. Examples of the type of training/event we consider as eligible for funding

• 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
These are examples and others can be considered. We have decided to
set an overall budget of £200 for the first year. So, depending on interest, it
could be that there is a contribution by Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers towards
the cost, which can include travel.
Eligible members interested in applying for funding should do so by
emailing the Chairman, Neil Glenn with details. 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
When applying, please allow adequate time before the training event for
a decision to be made by the committee.
Also, if you are a young birder and have suggestions of what we can do
to help further please do let us know.
• Upon completion of the course/event, a short article will be written for publication in the - newsletter.