Welcome to the website of the Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society

Green Sandpiper Great Ryburgh by Mary Walker


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 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

On November 15th we are pleased to welcome David Mason who will speak to us about his experience in North America and he will give us a talk Arizona to Alaska.

Our November 24th Field Trip is to Cley under the watchful eye of Glenn Collier and Lucy Topsom. Glenn is a wizard with bird calls and so if it the bird calls he will identify it and find it! So why not join us.

We still have places on our October 29th Field Trip at the famous and beautiful Hoe Bird Walk led by David Knights so get your name down whilst there are still spaces.

We are also pleased to announce an exciting relaunch of Club Clothing with a much larger range and more colour options. Click on the heading above for more details. Order forms are included on the email with members 2018  August Newsletter or can be obtained by e-mail from wvbs.editor@gmail.com

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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