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 Book Launch

Attenborough Nature Reserve

Saturday 14 December 2019

On Saturday, 14th December, the new 'Birds of Nottinghamshire' book will be officially launched at the Attenborough Nature Centre. This 608 page publication, which has been 8 years in the making, will be an essential reference for anyone with an interest in the birds of the county.

Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers would like to invite you to the launch - but places are limited to ensure that room capacity isn't exceeded. 40 spaces are available at each of two sessions on the day, the first in the morning (1000-1200) and the second after lunch (1300-1500). Refreshments will be provided, and both session will comprise a talk from the authors followed by a short walk on the reserve, and then a book signing with copies of the book for sale. Note that the book signing is not limited by numbers, so if you are around on the reserve towards the end of either session, and would like to drop in, we'd be delighted to see you. There will also be artwork and photos from the book on display.

To book your place, please go to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's website

Avifauna Radio broadcast and talk at IVNR

Tuesday 10th December 14:30 - David Parkin on Radio Nottingham.

David will be talking about the production and launch of the Birds of Nottinghamshire book.

Thursday 12th December 19:30 - North Notts group of the Wildlife Trust.

Christmas Social at Idle Valley Visitor Centre. Tim Sexton will be taking some copies of the Birds of Nottinghamshire book along and David Parkin will say a few words about its production.

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 Christmas Quiz

Thursday 12th December - The UNSSC, Highfields University Campus.

Further details HERE

Out of County Trips 2020

Frampton Marsh - Sunday 26th January 2020

Further information HERE

In County Walks - 2020

Hawfinch and Rufford Walk.

Saturday 25th January 2020

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






Attenborough Nature Reserve Binoculars offer.

5% off for Notts Birders members.