Some excellent websites to visit giving details of birdwatching in Gloucestershire and beyond are..

    The Gloster Birder

    In our opinion its claim to 'probably be the best birdwatching website in Gloucestershire' is entirely correct. In fact it's one of the best in the country and for that reason we do not duplicate the fantastic efforts put into maintaining the site - most sightings are usually updated daily! With lots more information on birdwatching in Gloucestershire including lots of site information we recommend .this for your Favourites list.

    The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

    Slimbridge is the Head Ofice for the WWT and is probably the most famous of its ten sites. We are very fortunate to have Slimbridge in our County and it's a great place for the young and the not so young to be inspired by birds..A great place for year round birding from the comfort of its many hides Slimbridge offers the birdwatcher everything they need including regular sightings updates, research and a hot drink after a winter session viewing the swans and geese.

    The British Trust for Ornithology

    If the science of birds is of interest then this site is a must. Links from here to other research across the world gives a great insight into armchair birding.

    Who doesn't enjoy the bubbling call of the Curlew? The Curlew was the subject of a really interesting talk given to the Club in 2016/2017 about the birds presence and breeding success in Gloucestershire. To catch up on the latest news visit It covers not just Gloucestershire but the status of the bird across much of Southern England and has lots of interesting information.

    And who isn't stirred by the sight of a bird of prey? The Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group (GRMG) are at the forefront of monitoring and protecting raptors in Gloucestershire. For more information visit

    The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust have numerous reserves within the County – some with hides and most with easy access. For a map and more details go to their website

    Straddling the Gloucestershire / Oxfordshire borders is the Cotswold Water Park. Whilst not all the lakes are accessible, many are. To download a map go to: and for recent sightings visit CWP Birds:

    The Birds of South Gloucestershire covers the areas north of Bristol and in particular the Marshfield area where we have had periodic field trips –

    Worcestershire to the North have some excellent birding destinations many under the care of the Worcestershire
    Wildlife Trust: and for sightings go to:

    Somerset also has numerous great birding destinations which now includes the Steart Marshes under the control of the WWT. The website for The Somerset Ornithological society is the place to find out more:

    For Wiltshire look up for places to visit and recent sightings.

    The Gwent Ornithological Society is very active : and the Newport Wetland RSPB reserve and the adjacent Golfcliff sites are within easy reach.

    In fact wherever you are planning to visit whether as a dedicated field trip, on holiday or just a day out checking out birding websites for wherever you are going will add to the fun and anticipation.

    A few others:

    For Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust: which includes Pitsford Water where the Club recently enjoyed a successful and rewarding field trip.

    Draycote Reservoir near Coventry offers an easily walked 5 mile circular route around the reservoir with the possibility of a few rarities:

    Rutland Water has a superb and extensive water bird watching centre and a second centre for Osprey. For more information visit: and for sightings: