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.

Indoor Events 2019

Michael Warren - Exhibition of Paintings.

Saturday 13th/Sunday 14th April 2019


Held at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road, Retford DN228RQ.

In County Walks 2019

Langford Lowfields RSPB - Tuesday 23rd April

©Mike Vickers


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

Latest News & Information

Hoveringham Railway Pit.

Access to the Railway Pit is from either Gonalston Lane or Thurgarton Lane.

From Gonalston Lane there is access to a public footpath, bridle way and permissive path, all of which can be used to view the lake. The only authorised access from Thurgarton Lane is the public footpath and permissive path which are immediately adjacent to Thurgarton Railway Crossing. Birders and photographers have been accessing the site via the entrance gate for the Scouts Activity Centre. Unfortunately both the metal gate and adjacent hedgerow have recently been damaged. There is strictly no access at this point.

Annual subscriptions are due on JANUARY 1ST.

If you do not pay by Standing Order, please send Lynne a cheque for £14. Cheques made payable to Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers.

COMPUTER BANKING: 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.

Mrs Lynne Demaine 33 Daleside, Cotgrave, Nottingham. NG12 3QN lynnedemaine@googlemail.com

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

Sales Page

British Birds 2000 to 2015 added to the Sales page
9th February 2019

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