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.

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The Birds of Buckinghamshire Second Edition – 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 Birds of Buckinghamshire is available at £5 to non-members and free to members. To obtain your copy:

If you live in or near to Bucks – Order directly from  Neil Manthorpe, at  Neil is co-ordinating the orders and advising purchasers on collection points around the county.

If you live further afield – Order from Neil but allow for £8:00 postage and packing.

To View a some sample pages of the sites section click here. 

To view the pages for Tree and Meadow Pipit click here

To view the pages for Goldfinch and Siskin click here.



The Birds of Buckinghamshire First Edition – Published 1993

This book is the first comprehensive account of the birds of Buckinghamshire. It covers every species that has been recorded in the county to the end of 1991. Dot maps of breeding distribution are shown for most of the breeding species, and are the result of a six year survey of the county’s breeding birds. Graphs of seasonal and annual occurrence are shown for many of the rarer species. Wildfowl counts are also displayed graphically
Reasons for changing populations are discussed using the results of the latest research, and give a picture of the altering conditions within the county.
Introductory chapters include the history of birdwatching in Buckinghamshire from the Doomsday Book to the present day, and a comprehensive account of the habitats within the county. There are tables of earliest and latest dates for migrants and a gazetteer.
A number of species have been illustrated with line drawings. The five artists, using their differing styles, have produced drawings of very high quality.


Please note that this book is now out of print and the club has no more copies in stock.  However, it may be possible to find a copy in a local bookshops.

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Other Books on Birding in Bucks Please note these books are not BBC publications.

Where to Watch Birds in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire & Oxfordshire Brian Clews, et al / Paperback / 3rd edition Published 2002

Birds Around Milton Keynes Paperback