Welcome to the Website of the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers

This page will be updated on a daily basis, to provide a convenient news service to scarce & rare birds found within the County Nottinghamshire.

The Sightings page and @Nottsbirders Twitter feed are intended to alert birders to scarcer species that they might be interested in seeing within the County.

Records of more common species are still very important, but should preferably be submitted to the county Recorder Andy Hall. These records will then be added to the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers data-base, to be included in the monthly Newsletter and Annual Reports.

None of these reports have been verified or checked by the Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers' Records Committee.


"Records of certain sensitive species may not appear here during the breeding season, unless publicised by site managers or where records relate to what are likely to be passage migrants or wandering non-breeding individuals rather than breeders. Species that this generally applies to include (but are not necessarily limited to): Avocet, Bearded Tit, Bittern, Black-necked Grebe, Black Redstart, Cetti's Warbler, Garganey. Goshawk (except from Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint), Honey-buzzard (except from Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint), Marsh Harrier, Mediterranean Gull, Nightingale, Peregrine (except for Nottingham City Centre), Raven, Red Kite and Woodlark (except for Sherwood Forest NNR/Budby Common). For a range of other species, we will not include specific breeding information - this includes Barn Owl, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Little Ringed Plover, Nightjar, Turtle Dove and Willow Tit. Nevertheless, please submit your sightings anyway."



Please report your Latest Sightings to: nottsbirders@gmail.com or @NottsBirders on the Twitter feed.

Please remember to submit all sightings to Andy Hall each month, using the Excel spreadsheet that can be downloaded from the Recording page.

Archived Sightings 2001 - 2019

Archived Sightings 2001 to 2019

Archived Sightings 2020

Species shown in bold Purple on this page are BBRC rarities or species recorded on less than ten occasions in the county. Bold Blue are rare and scarce county birds recorded less than annually that require a description or supporting details for the society’s archive. A full list of these species can be found on the Recording page. Red are species of interest. Bold GREY are unconfirmed sightings or a species of unknown origin.

Government covid-19 regulations on social distancing

The government guidelines have now been updated to basically allow an increased amount of travelling with no limit on the daily exercise periods. This will no doubt lead to people birding further afield within the county. We can't stop people doing that but hope that society members will continue to take all necessary precautions and observe social distancing when out and about.

Tuesday 2nd June

Idle Washlands - Smew [drake, on the east side of Slaynes Lane, Misson Quarry restoration, this evening].

Collingham Pits - 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank [Northcroft Pit, this afternoon].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 5 Hobby [Clifton Pit].

Holme Pierrepont - 2 MEDITTEREAN GULL [adults, flew high east over Blotts Pit, 12:35].

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [seen on two occasions this morning].

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - 2 Cuckoo, 5 Garden Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, 6 Common Tern.

Langford Lowfields - Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 9 Ringed Plover [Phase 3, this morning].

Monday 1st June

Lound [Idle Valley Nature Reserve] - GREAT WHITE EGRET [Chainbridge Scrape, 18:51].

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 2 Ringed Plover [presumed tundrae, Clifton Pit]; also 6 Hobby.

Welbeck Raptor Watchpoint - Honey Buzzard [single flew north over the feeding station lay-by, 09:45], OSPREY [over 15:30], Red Kite, 2 Hobby, 2 Mandarin.

Many thanks to:

Paul Buxton, Mick Clay, Alan Clewes, Mark Dawson, Lynne Dermain, Martin McCallum, Clive Prescott, Tommy Salt, Simon Roberts, Mike Vickers.

@NottsBirders Twitter Feed/Facebook Group, Lound And Bellmoor Facebook Group, Lound Whatapp Group, RSPB Langford Lowfields, Netherfield Wildlife Group, Doncaster Birding.


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