Bird Sightings

Seen an interesting bird?  Then let us know by submitting a record on our on-line database.  It is easy to do but if you need some instructions take a look at the Submit Sightings Page.  To view the latest sightings just click on the menu item for Latest Sightings.

Some birds are not uncommon in other parts of the country or around our coasts, but may be in Buckinghamshire.  If you want to see just how scarce a particular species is then take a look at the Bucks List.

Birding Links

A guide to other selected birdwatching websites

This page is not intended to be a comprehensive list of birding sites as there are several websites that do this very well (see below).  The following links are (hopefully) of interest to birders living in and around Buckinghamshire.

 

Birding Websites for Nearby Counties

Websites with good birding links

National Birding Groups

Buckinghamshire County Council Links

Other Sites of Interest

 

Other Local Wildlife Websites

 

Regional Wildlife Trusts

 

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The following links are purely for historical interest

Articles of Interest

Select an article to view from the table

Title Author Date Added Summary
Bucks Bird Club Trip to Gibraltar Point NNR Jim Rose November 2008 Article with pictures showing the reserve and some of the birds seen. Pictures from Jim Rose, Martin Ansley, Ian Lee and Dave Ferguson
Tern Rafts at Little Marlow 2008 Jim Rose July 2008 Article with pictures showing the tern rafts at Little Marlow.
Tern Rafts at Little Marlow GP 2006 Jim Rose May 2006 Article with pictures showing the tern rafts at Little Marlow.
Long-eared Owls in Bucks Lee Evans March 2006 Article with pictures of a Long-eared owl at Pitchcott, plus details of LEO sightings from 1989.  Photos by Mike Wallen and Tim Watts.
Bucks Bird Club Trip to Gibraltar Point NNR Jim Rose September 2004 Article with pictures showing the reserve and some of the birds seen. Pictures from Adrian Parker, Jim Rose and Dave Ferguson
Black-tailed Godwit Identification Lee Evans July 2004 An identification guide to the “Limosa” and “Islandica” races of Black-tailed Godwits
Bucks Bird Club Trip to Gibraltar Point NNR Jim Rose/ Chris Bullock October 2002 Article with pictures showing the reserve and some of the birds seen.
Common Terns Breeding at Little Marlow GP 2002 Jim Rose April 2002 Article with pictures showing the tern rafts at Little Marlow in 2002.
Common Terns Breeding at Little Marlow GP Jim Rose June 2000
Updated June 2001
Article with pictures showing the tern rafts at Little Marlow and including details of breeding success over the years.

Latest Buckinghamshire Bird Atlas now Available at Reduced Price

The Birds of Buckinghamshire – Published October 2012

The book is a 400 page full colour hard cover quality production and contains the data compiled through the efforts of many county birders while recording for the BTO Atlas project. Each species includes maps comparing the last survey carried out in 1980 with the present status plus a photograph taken within the county by a local birder. In addition there are great articles on Bucks bird sites & habitat, migration and charts showing arrival & departure dates as well as others showing changes in species distribution and gains & losses.

This book is an excellent production and a must for anyone interested in any aspect of Buckinghamshire birdlife.

 

The new Birds of Buckinghamshire is now available at £18 to non-members, £12 to members.

To obtain your copy:

If you live in or near to Bucks – Order directly from John Gearing, at john_gearing@hotmail.com or by telephone to 01296748245.  John is co-ordinating the orders and advising purchasers on collection points around the county.

If you live further afield – Order from John Gearing but allow for £6-00 postage and packing.