Buzzard at Sparham Pools – Hilary Gostling

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.

Cancellation of Indoor & Outdoor meetings for March & April &  early May

We regret to advise that we have cancelled all Indoor meetings and  Outdoor meetings for March & April, and have also cancelled the Dawn Chorus and Boat Trip which were planned for May, as a consequence of the Coronavirus contagion. At the moment the next planned meeting is the Indoor one on May 21st. We will review matters regularly and will advise members of further developments. The AGM will be held at a later date.

WVBS WhatsApp Group

In these worrying times members are encouraged to join our group and can communicate with each other if help is needed.

We would also encourage existing group members and new ones to regularly post sightings in and around the valley. If you would like to join please contact our joint co-ordinator Nick Edwards by text or phone and he will include you. His number is 07565 602249.


Western Isles Trip 28th August 2020:

The Society has organised a members trip to The Western Isles with Oriole Birding, which remains in place. We will naturally review the position regularly with Oriole and hope that the tour goes ahead.  See Forthcoming Events for full details.



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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