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.

East Leake Quarry Bee-eaters: Parking and viewing arrangements.

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East Leake Quarry Bee-eaters: Parking and viewing arrangements.

The RSPB are in partnership with Cemex nationally and are currently advising them on successfully managing this situation.

Special Parking arrangements have now been arranged in fields at Lings Farm LE12 6RG, £5/vehicle (50% to RSPB). The bridle-path to the designated viewpoint is accessed from this car park and gives closer views than the road, so this will be preferable to birders. Please only park in designated car park and walk north on bridleway to viewpoint, car park opens at 06:00. More on site information here from the RSPB.

In County Walks 2017

Nightjars at Budby - led by Andy Lowe July 2017.

This walk has now been cancelled.

For more information on this event and other In County Walks see the news page.

Nott's Birders Sales Page.

Leica apo televid 62mm with 26x ww Added for sale updated 9th May.

Further details Here

Latest News & Information

Breeding Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Survey 2017


In 2017 the NBW are monitoring Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

The species has declined by 50% since 2000 alone. We want to build up as accurate a picture of the species as possible.

As the species is so critically threatened, we would urge caution before widely circulating obviously breeding birds. That will be down to the discretion of the observer and we certainly don't want to suppress all records.

However, please send all records from now on to Andy Hall at piedfly@ntlworld.com.

We will then be monitoring every record and send the final data to Ken Smith, who is co-ordinating the survey.
Further information on this very important survey here

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

Breeding Bearded Tits at Langford Lowfields 2016

Further details HERE

Grants for Young Birders


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