Common Tern Chick from Raft at Sparham.

Welcome to the website of the Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society

 WVBS is an active and friendly Norfolk  birdwatching society with  c130 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.


Western Isles Trip 28th August 2020:

The Society has organised a members trip to The Western Isles with Oriole Birding who will chauffer us and guide us. Places are going quickly and you need to act quickly to reserve your place. See Forthcoming Events for full details.

Outdoor Meeting Breydon Water – Sunday 29th September.

Ray Gribble shows us the sea birds and goes on to the Cemetery too. There must be migrants on offer. See Forthcoming Events for more details. Guests are welcome and a donation of £2 is requested. If you would like to attend please contact us at wvbs.chair@gmail.com

Outdoor Meeting North Norfolk – Saturday 26th October.

We will meet Marin Spriggs at Cley NWT at 9a.m for sea watching and visit the Hides and then the plan is to move on to North Point Pools at Wells and then finish the day at the Raptor Roost at Stiffkey. See Forthcoming Events for full details. Guests are welcome and a donation of £2 is requested. If you would like to attend please contact wvbs.chair@gmail.com

Indoor Meeting 17th October 2019.

Great Witchingham Village Hall 7.30p.m. Join Stuart Newson from BTO to hear all about the Norfolk Bat Survey and the sound identification of nocturnal wildlife. Guests are very welcome . Donation of £2 requested payable at the door.

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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