Welcome

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

Our Annual Bird Count is being held on 6th January 2019. It is great fun and gets your year list off to a flying start. It is open to both members and non members (Entry for non members is £2 per head). Full details of the event are available if you click on the link for the event on the right hand side of this page. For further information contact Lin Pateman by e-mail (wvbs.secretary@gmail.com).

Our 2017 Annual Report has now been issued (pictured above) 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 your copy please contact us by email to 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

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

The way you access Twitter information has changed. Instead of selective feeds being shown here in the box on the right hand side, you now need to click on the link in the box 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 you need help then please see the article in October 2018 Newsletter.

 

 

 

 

 

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