The Main RSPB website
Wildlife Explorers For
young RSPB members
RSPB Images The excellent
RSPB image library
RSPB Wallasea Island Website:
RSPB Wallasea Island Tweets:
RSPB Wallasea Island Forum:
RSPB Vange Marsh Website:
RSPB Vange Marsh Tweets:
RSPB Vange Marsh Forum:
RSPB West Canvey Marsh Website:
RSPB West Canvey Marsh Tweets:
RSPB West Canvey Marsh Forum:
RSPB Bowers Marsh Website:
RSPB Bowers Marsh Tweets:
RSPB Bowers Podcasts:
Southend Ornithological Group
http://www.birdersplayground.co.uk/ Birding and wildlife photography from Steve Arlow of the Southend Ornithological group
http://www.barlingmagna-pc.org.uk/reserve/ Barling Magna Wildlife Reserve.
Society The county bird society for Essex and collaters of data on the status of birds within Essex including much of N.E. London. This data is analysed to produce the Essex Bird Report. They also publish Essex Birding magazine twice a year.
The Lady Essex Seal Watching and Wildlife River
Trips. Seal trips to see the seals in the River Roach. There
are also thousands of wading birds and wildfowl and a good population
of raptors which you can see regularly on these trips. Each trip will
be of about two and a half hours duration with around 30 minutes of
this being spent with the seals.
Richard Chew Photography
On this website you will find a selection of photos that have been
taken over the last 11 years with a particular emphasis on the Scottish
Highlands and Islands. Also included are the Pitsea Waxwings as well as
some other Essex birds.
Wakering and District Natural History Society
South East Essex Organic Gardeners were formed in 1994 to promote the principles of organic gardening, which include the composting of organic waste, the protection of wildlife, the reduction of pollution and the encouragement of species diversity. SEEOG holds regular public meetings, attends two local farmersí markets, exhibits at shows and open days, organises outings and gives talks. Meetings are held bi-monthly on a Monday evening, starting in January, at Growing Together Gardens, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase). Please park in Prittlewell Chase and use the Fairfax Drive entrance.
http://www.southendparkwatch.org.uk/ Park Watch covers all of the parks, open spaces and cemeteries in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea. It works in a similar way to Neighbourhood Watch by encouraging park users to take a personal interest in the parks that they use.
As the website develops, pages on each park and group of parks will be added to keep you informed of events, initiatives and projects by both the Southend Parks Department and Park Watch.
Also includes wildlife sightings and gallery.
Hadleigh Castle Country Park.
Details of the park and its many events.
ThamesWEB ThamesWEB is the website of
the Thames Estuary Partnership - an umbrella organisation working to
stimulate through shared information, co-operation and action, an
appropriate balance between the competing demands on the Thames Estuary.
East London Birders' Forum
ELBF was set up in August 1997 as a forum for local birders to network
more easily and to accumulate data on the local avifauna and most
promote the importance of local patch birding.
Welsh Harp Conservation Group The
Brent reservoir, or 'Welsh Harp' as it is more commonly known, is
the borders of the London boroughs of Brent and Barnet. The site is
considered for development, and the need for a body dedicated to
current status as a SSSI and an important breeding site for wildfowl
demonstrated with alarming frequency. The Welsh Harp Conservation Group
(WHCG) was formed in 1972, and works in close liaison with both Brent
and Barnet councils. It was formed to protect the area, not only as a
habitat for a variety of birdlife and rare species of flora, but in the
interests of public recreation.
Black Redstarts in London The Black
Redstart was first reported to have bred in London at the Wembley
Exhibition Centre in 1926 and since then its population has fluctuated
primarily as a consequence of man€™s activities
within the urban fabric.
You Can Make a Difference
MARINElife is a UK-based charity established to coordinate and develop a growing portfolio of global research and monitoring projects. Through these projects and collaborations with like-minded organisations, we aim to further the conservation of the wildlife of oceans and coasts through scientific investigation and educational activities. Join the charity MARINElife in advancing the frontiers of scientific research and the conservation of our seas: the last great wilderness in Europe.
Please support our vital work.
is a non-political, independent and voluntary organisation committed to
coordinating and monitoring support for selected environmental
campaigns in Europe and its periphery
Its prime, but not exclusive concern, is the conservation of birds and
Joining the Proact Team to protect birds and their habitats worldwide
offers: EFFECTIVE and RAPID REACTION where it is needed
and FREEDOM OF CHOICE for our individual supporters. Campaigns will be
primarily concentrated on threats to birds and their habitats.
Collateral benefit for other organisms and habitats will almost always
Wildlife information for the farming community. Learn from the
experiences of other farmers doing conservation work
€“ what they have done, why they are doing it and
what has it achieved for their wildlife and their farm businesses. Your
chance to post ideas, ask questions and read discussions on how to
benefit wildlife through farm management. The best information on
farmland wildlife conservation and the schemes available can be found
here through links to the relevant websites.
The Dungeness bird
Dungeness is a dry shingle beach jutting out into the English Channel
at Britain's most south-easterly point.
The aim of this site is to promote and share our information and
records with all people interested in the natural history of this
Kent Ornithological Society
Nature Reserve, Kent.
Birdline east Anglia Contact details for Birdline East Anglia and a monthly bird news summary for each of the counties of East Anglia.
Birdline South East
Up-to-the-minute, reliable and comprehensive bird news from south-east
The Lounge Lizard
Website set up by the birders of Lowestoft in Suffolk. The site
regularly updated local news as well as video grabs and photos of local
and national birds.
Birdwatching Tours of Norfolk
and Suffolk The Bird ID Company has a variety of tours that offer our
customers the opportunity to see a wide range of bird species in and around
Norfolk. We specialise in helping bird watchers get more from their hobby by
teaching them bird identification skills in the field
This project was the result of two keen birdwatchers getting together
and wanting to share their hobby with those that have difficulty
getting out and about. We want to set up feeder stations and nesting
boxes in the gardens of those people that are either elderly or have a
disability and are limited to the house.
www.birdnews.co.uk Features a map
of UK and by moving the cursor over the map the rarest bird sightings
Plus rare bird email alert service.
National Trust - Orford
Ness The largest vegetated shingle spit in Europe.
The Peterborough Bird
British Garden Birds
British Garden Birds Shares information about the birds that visit a
suburban garden in Sheffield, England.
The official Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society website,
including latest news, images, and breakthroughs taking place in
Websites in Scotland
Hebrides Birds is an informal birders page for sharing first sightings
of the season, rare birds sightings, unusual birds to an area, and
other birding pursuits.
The Wildlife Web This web site
is a resource for birders and wildlife enthusiasts in or visiting
Scotland. The site offers a "hire a guide" service, available
guide small numbers of people around the best birding and other
Scottish Ornithologists' Club, The
site gives information about the SOC, including it's branches,
publications, surveys and conferences, and about birdwatching in
also lists the Local Recorders and gives details of local bird reports
The Wildlife of the
Mull and the Islands of Argyll.
of the Isle of Mull.
Websites in Wales
The Gigrin Farm Red Kite
Cambrian Ornithological Society, which covers Anglesey, Gwynedd and the
half of Conwy.
Websites in Ireland
Ireland (BWI) is the
trading name of the Irish Wildbird Conservancy (IWC) formed in 1968. We
are the the leading voluntary conservation organisation in Ireland,
devoted to the conservation and protection of Ireland's wild birds and
their habitats. We are a registered charity supported almost entirely
from membership subscriptions, donations, grants and sponsorship. BWI
has over 10,000 active members and supporters, and a network of 20
branches throughout the country actively promoting the importance of
birds and habitats, and general conservation issues. BWI is the
Birdlife International partner in Ireland, participating in worldwide
UK Butterflies. This website provides information on all of the butterfly species in the British Isles, including those that are extinct or migrants. This website is open to anyone wishing to contribute.
British Trust for
British Ornithologists Union
The British List (from
the BOU) Full listing of all categories of the official
British bird list.
This website is a "one-stop-shop" for information about the population
status of our common terrestrial birds. With one page per species,
users can quickly find all the key information about trends in
population size and breeding performance over the period 1968-1999 as
measured by BTO monitoring schemes.
English Nature is the statutory service responsible for looking after
England's variety of wild plants and animals - the country's
biodiversity - and its natural features.
Walks throughout England in countryside managed under environmental
providing public access.On this Web site you can find details - and
maps - for
1,000 walks and areas of open access.
Rare Birds Breeding
panel The Panel's prime function is to act as a secure
depository of sensitive information on the breeding of rare birds in
The Wildlife Trusts
The Essex Wildlife
London Wildlife Trust
Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Kent Wildlife Trust
The Wildlife Trusts
National Association of Wildlife Trusts - umbrella organisation for the
County Wildlife Trusts.
Trust and Conservation Groups
Hawk and Owl Trust
United Kingdom charity dedicated solely to the conservation of wild
birds of prey and their habitats.
The Sand Martin Trust Website devoted
to Sand Martins.
Concern for Swifts
The Concern for Swifts web-site, aims to share information about nest
sites, the threats to them, ways of keeping existing sites and designs
for creating new ones.
five-year project aims to re-introduce golden eagles to Donegal,
Ireland, where they became extinct in 1910.
General Birding Links
www.chatterbirds.com chatterBirds is an online bird watching community connecting people with an interest in birds, birding, nature and wildlife.
BirdForum is the largest online birding community dedicated to wild
birds and birding. BirdForum is totally free to join and allows members
to discuss a huge range of bird and nature related subjects in the
comprehensive forums. In addition, BirdForum has a hugely popular photo
gallery where members can upload their photos. Just some of the
discussion areas include: Members Notice Board, Monthly, Gallery
Pictures, UK Rare bird photographs, All Things Birding, Birds &
Birding, Your Rarities, Tips for new Birders, Daily UK Rarity
Sightings and Photography, digiscoping and Equipment.
Identification - Very good Website from Holland.
The Fat Birder Site Aiming to link up
as many birding enthusiasts world-wide as it can.
Wildlife and Environment News, Forums, Photography, Events, Reviews and
Worldwide Wildlife and Environment News, Forums,
Photography, Events, Reviews and Travel Information.
Birdguides Web site providing latest
countrywide rarity sightings.
A directory of birding links for the UK
Going on a business trip, to a conference
or on vacation? Have a bit of extra time? Don't waste it, connect with
birder who knows the local hot spots and have a great time birding.
best places to find a bird for your list and meet nice people with the
favourite pastime as yourself.
Around the World
Birdwatchers in the UK and USA have come together to provide current
and fascinating information for everyone who is aware of the wild birds
Helen's Birding Page
A very nice website from Helen Baines in Texas, she keeps a Texas list,
a backyard list and a UK list.
Surfbirds.com This website is a
collaboration between a group of British and American birders. Its aims
are to bring together the best birding articles from both sides of the
Atlantic onto one website.
Kibbutz Lotan Centre
for Birdwatching This
very informative website is about birds, birdwatching and birding tours
Bird Trip Reports
Provides birdwatching trip reports from all around the world. 95% of
the bird watching reports
on this site are provided freely by fellow birders. Trip reports from
six continents and over seventy countries. More added every week.
The Birds of Britain
Monthly web magazine for bird watchers.
Europe's monthly bird magazine.
Images and Calls
excellent RSPB image library
Wildlife photographic site for Robin Chittenden. The web site is in the
process of being upgraded with a species search engine.
Wild Bird Food and Feeders
Bird Food UK A range of wild bird food available to buy online from Swift Wild Bird Food and Feeders.
CJ WildBird Foods
As Europe's largest wild bird food supplier, CJ WildBird Foods offer
exceptionally high quality products to help you attract a wide variety
of wild birds to your garden. CJ WildBird Foods is the exclusive
manufacturer of the RSPB BirdCare range of seed and peanut feeders,
bird food and accessories.
On-line orders over £15 are post free.
Bavarian Bird Quiz
(in English) A fantastic bird quiz site from Germany with more than 500
photos of more than 260 European species (including vagrants). Please
and try to get more English birders on their league board!
ARKive An initiative of The
Wildscreen Trust, ARKive will be the world's electronic archive of
moving pictures and sounds of endangered species and habitats. It will
closely to the Red Data Books and the work of the World Conservation
A resource for anyone interested in
British heritage. It links to other sites with information on wildlife
environment, including The Wildflower Page, to historical and
sites, and also to sites with information on computing and to reference
in a virtual world.
The Ornithology of
Anglo-Saxon England A very interesting website giving a
historical perspective on our native birds.
Comprehensive Recreation Web Directory. The online Recreation
directory designed to help its users find the online recreation source,
companies, products, services, and information.
Techno Nerdy Stuff
Various websites have been utilized to
these pages. A big thank you must go to Stu Nicholls at CSSplay for
providing some very cool style sheet effects.