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 Annual Report 2016

Volume 74

Published in October 2019.

This is the ninth report under joint editorship of Andy Hall and Jason Reece and one that builds upon the innovations which they have gradually introduced over the last nine years.

The largest and most obvious change has been the size and design of the report - a move which reflects changes introduced by many other local bird clubs in the last decade. The aim has been to create a modern report which is easy to read and visually appealing. We are grateful to Nick Crouch for the clear and unfussy design of the new report and for his technicle skill in designing the layout.

Contents include: Review of 2016, First and last dates of migrants in 2016, Systematic List for 2016, Records, The First County Record of Pallid Harrier, The First County Breeding Record of Mediterranean Gull and Bearded Tit, The Status of Smew in Nottinghamshire 1849 - 2016, WeBS in Nottinghamshire, Sherwood Forest Nightjar survey 2016, Hunting Techniques of the Long-eared Owl, Nottinghamshire County Listing 2016 and Nottinghamshire Ringing Reports 2016.

NBW Trip to Scilly September 29th - October 6th 2020

Nott's Birdwatchers will return to the Isles of Scilly in 2020!

Join us for a week on the islands to try and see rare, scarce and common migrant birds. More information on how to book HERE

Indoor Meetings 2019

Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers Christmas Quiz

Thursday 12th December - The Vale Social Club, Colwick.

Further details HERE

Out of County Trips 2020

Frampton Marsh - Sunday 26th January 2020

Further information HERE

In County Walks - 2019 - 2020

Center Parcs walk - Saturday 7th December 2019

with Mike Hill

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

Latest News & Information

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