Fieldfare David Knights

Welcome to the website of the Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society

 WVBS is an active and friendly Norfolk  birdwatching society with  c100 members. Our indoor meetings  are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7.30p.m, and feature a guest speaker. They are held at Great Witchingham Village Hall, Hubbards Loke, NR9 5AZ. (Directions to the hall can be found at www.gwvh.org.uk).

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

Latest news

A belated happy new year from your friendly bird watching group. We love to see new members and are happy to help newcomers.  Why not make it your New Years resolution to join us. Our subscription year starts April 1st and we are currently offering 15 months for the price of 12. We have brilliant speakers coming to talk to us each month and friendly group visits to near by birding spots. All of this is available for c£1 per month. You can even come along as a non member to our meetings and pay a fee of £2 which is refundable if you join the society. Please contact Richard on wvbs.memberships@gmail.com for more info or click on the join us tab above.

Our exciting 2019 Indoor & Outdoor programmes have now been completed – why not click on the tab above to enter dates in your diary.

Our 2017 Annual Report has now been issued to members. It consists of 70+ pages of vital information and clearly lists where, (including grid references) when, and which birds were seen on our patch in 2017. It is an essential guide for visitors and new birders. To order please contact us by email on wvbs.webmaster@gmail.com to reserve your copy. The report can be obtained for £7.50 (includes first class post) and will be sent as soon as payment is received

To access our Twitter page click on the  #WV Bird tweets link in the Twitter box, on the right hand side of this page, which will take you to the WVBS Twitter page – why not look and see what interesting goodies are here or even better contribute to the site yourselves. If members need help then please see the article in October 2018 Newsletter.






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