Welcome to the website of the Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society

Green Sandpiper Great Ryburgh by Mary Walker


WVBS is an active and friendly Norfolk  birdwatching society with approxiamately 100 members.

Our indoor meetings  are held on the Third Thursday of each month at 7.30p.m, and feature a guest speaker. The indoor meetings are held at Great Witchingham Village Hall, Hubbards Loke, NR9 5AZ. (Directions to the hall can be found at www.gwvh.org.uk or by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page).

We also organise bird-watching field trips each month to different outdoor venues.

Details of our activities are advertised here, on our Twitter site and in local parish magazines. For more  information about  WVBS, follow this website where you find further details of forthcoming events, and also recent reports about our Indoor Meetings and Field Trips.

 WVBS covers the area of the Wensum Valley  in Norfolk which follows the River Wensum between Norwich and Fakenham. (A map can be found by following the link in “Submit Your Bird Sightings”).

Formed in March 2003, the society has the following aims:

  1. Encourage and share the enjoyment of birdwatching in the Wensum Valley.
  2. Encourage novice birdwatchers to take an active part in birdwatching.
  3. Share information with other members.
  4. Gather and collate data on birds in the area.
  5. Participate in regional and national surveys within the defined area.
  6. Liaise with other conservation groups within the area and more widely.
  7. To administer the society in an environmentally sensitive manner.

We have a good mix of experienced birders and beginners and we are always happy to welcome new members and visitors to any of our activities. (If you are interested in joining follow the heading for “Join Us”).

We are currently posting relevant information about Birding on the Society’s Twitter page which can be found at @wvbs1 and for those who do not use Twitter, we are filtering some of the posts from people who we follow, onto this website.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our outdoor meetings, or our indoor meetings at Great Witchingham Village Hall, click here for directions 

News Update

On Thursday 17th July we are holding our Summer Social at GWVH and if you wish to attend please contact Lin Pateman on 01263 587262 or email wvbs.secretary@gmail.com

On 29th July our outdoor event is Butterflies and Dragonflies at Wheatfen Board. This is being led by Barry Pummell. Places here at strictly limited to 20 members and we are already close to that number so please sign up quickly if you are interested.

We have added two links to our Resources section which have been forwarded by Jim Colbert. They are excellent in helping youngsters to develop as Birders. A big thank you to his children who found them. Why not share them with young people you know.



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