Birds & Birdwatching

Almost 500 different species of birds have been recorded in Yorkshire with Spurn Point alone reaching the magic 400 in 2019. Plenty of keen birders up here to see 'em too! Scroll down for Yorkshire links.

National Links

Link Info
Barn Owl Trust Information & conservation of Barn Owls.
Big School's Birdwatch Ongoing project recording birds on school grounds/playing fields.
Bird Forum Leading online bird forum.
Bird Guides Bird news and rarity sightings.
Bird Spot Bird identification site.
Bird Track Monitoring & research of bird records.
Birding 247 Bird related features & equipment reviews.
Birding Site Guide Featuring some of the best UK bird reserves.
Birding for all Promoting access for all to nature reserves.
Birds of Northern Europe ID App Digital field guide to 352 bird species.
Birdwatching Online birdwatching magazine.
Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) Yearly survey run by the BTO. Open to all with an interest in birds.
British Birds Online magazine / journal.
British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) Official adjudicator for rare bird records.
British Garden Birds Dedicated to garden birds.
British Ornithological Club (BOC) Discussion & dissemination of ornithological research.
British Ornithological Union (BOU) Promoting the study of birds worldwide.
British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Dedicated to the study of UK birds.
Bubo Bird listing site.
Fat Birder Birwatching resource site.
Hawk & Owl Trust Promoting the conservation of birds of prey
House Martin Survey Contribute to BTO's survey of House Martins
Little Owl Project Recording scheme dedicated to researching declining Little Owl populations.
Mark Avery Tireless wildlife campaigner & blogger. Campaigns against the persecution of raptors amongst other things.
Nest Box Challenge BTO survey of bird box nesting success. Open to all.
Nest Record Scheme Gathering vital information about the breeding success of UK birds.
Northern England Raptor Forum A voice for the conservation of birds of prey & a monitoring group for the reporting of illegal persecution of raptors.
Rare Bird Alert (RBA) Instant news service.
Raptor Persecution UK Highlighting the illegal killing of birds of prey.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Leading charity for birds and bird reserves.
Swift Mapper Collaborative project mapping swift populations in the UK.
Trektellen Bird tracking and migration resource.
Wetland Bird Survey Multi agency backed survey monitoring non breeding wetland birds.
Wild Owl Information, education and 'owl' tours (based in SW England).
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Conservation of wetlands and wetland birds.
Woodcock Survey Contribute to BTO's current Woodcock survey

 

Yorkshire Links

East Yorkshire

Link Info
Birding with Flowers East Yorkshire birding blog & local wildlife tours.
Birds in the Kelk Area Birds of the Kelk, Harpham & Lowthorpe area.
Birds of the Hull Area Online guide to birds seen in and around Hull.
Duffbirder South Holderness based birding blog.
East Yorkshire RSPB Group Field trips, indoor meetings and local sites.
East Yorkshire Wildlife East Yorks (mainly Spurn) birding & wildlife blog.
Flamborough Bird Observatory Latest bird sightings, bird ringing info & site guide.
Hull & District RSPB Group Indoor meetings, field trips and local sites.
Mere Birders Species lists and latest sightings from Hornsea Mere.
Southella Birder Hull based birding blog with a section on Spurn Point.
Spurn Bird Observatory Latest bird sightings, bird ringing, events and site guide.

 

North Yorkshire

Link Info
Birding Dad York based birding blog.
East Dales Ringing Group Ripon based bird ringing group.
Filey Bird Observatory & Group Latest bird sightings, bird ringing, events & articles
Harrogate & District RSPB Group Indoor meetings and field trips.
Lower Derwent Valley NNR Ringing Blog Bird ringing reports, group events & latest bird sightings.
North Yorks Moors Upland Bird Study Group Member group of the Northern England Raptor Forum with a focus on monitoring Merlin breeding success.
Northern Rustic Filey based birding blog.
Operation Owl Tackling owl and other birds of prey persecution. Includes several documents relating to Hen Harriers & other raptors.
Richmondshire & Hambleton RSPB Group Field outings, group events & local site info.
Scarborough Birders Birding sites, latest sightings & group events.
Skipton RSPB Group Indoor meetings and field trips.
Upper Wharfedale Ornithological Group Ornithological group of the Wharfedale Field Naturalist Society.
York Ornithological Club Local site info, email forum & group events.
York RSPB Group Indoor meetings and field trips.

 

South Yorkshire

Link Info
Barnsley Bird Sightings Bird & wildlife sightings from the Barnsley area.
Doncaster Birding Birding sites, latest sightings, meetings and reports.
Doncaster RSPB Group Indoor and outdoor field trips.
Hatfield Moor Birding Blog Latest bird news from Hatfield Moor.
Rotherham Birds Website of the Rotherham & District Ornithological Society. Member login required to access sightings.
Sheffield Bird Study Group Group forum, publications, meetings and field trips
Sheffield RSPB Group Group events, field trips and local birding sites
SK58 Birders Birds of a single 10K square between Sheffield, Rotherham & Worksop
Steve's Birding, Wildlife & Walking Lincolnshire based birding blog including many forays into Yorkshire.
Thorne Moors Birding Blog Latest bird sightings from Thorne Moor

 

West Yorkshire

Link Info
Airedale & Bradford RSPB Group Group events, field trips and local birding sites
Bradford Ornithological Club Bird sightings of the Bradford area & birding sites
Bradshaw Rambler Halifax based birding blog
Calderdale Birds Bird sightings and related news from the Calderdale area (Blog)
Calderdale Raptor Study Group Member group of the Northern England Raptor Forum.
Danny's Birds Bradford based birds & wildlife blog
Fairburn Ings Bird Group Latest bird sightings, photograhy and history of Fairburn Ings 
Halifax Birder Halifax based birding blog
Heavy Birder Halifax based birding blog
Huddersfield Birdwatching Club Birds of the Huddersfield area, field meetings & online forum
Huddersfield & Halifax RSPB Group Group events and outdoor field trips
Leeds RSPB Group Indoor meetings, field trips and local sites
Northowram Wiildlife Calderdale based bird & wildlife blog
Swillington Ings Bird Group Latest bird & other wildlife sightings from Swillington Ings (near St Aidans)
Wakefield & District RSPB Group Indoor meetings, field trips and local sites
West Yorkshire Birding Bradford, Halifax based birding blog

 

County Wide

Link Info
Start Birdin Leeds based birding classes
Yorkshire Birding Listing League Listing site for Yorkshire birders
Yorkshire Wild Yorkshire based birding blog