Welcome to the website of the Wensum Valley Birdwatching SocietyNuthatch 2015 

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 April 13th 2018

On 19th April  James Lowen is coming to speak again following rave reviews last time. This time he will advise us where to go in Europe for 52 Best Wildlife Weekends. This coincides with his new book on the subject

Why not join us for  an outdoor trip to Mannington Hall on 21st April,  which is a new site on our patch to explore.

Details are now released about our next exciting speaker Patrick Barkham who visits us on Thursday 17th May to talk about his book Islander and his presentation will have a birding slant.

Alan Hughes is going to lead us on what sounds an amazing day starting at Lakenheath, then onto a supper .We then go on to Weeting for Stone Curlew, Nightjars, Bats and Moths.

We are also supporting Wild about the Wensum on 12th May at Pensthorpe Natural Park where there are exciting new hides to see, and we would welcome support from members on the Stand and as Guides in the Hide. A short stint from helpers is all that is required.

 

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