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Welcome to the website of the Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society

Fieldfare David Knights


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 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 May 18th


Alan Hughes is going to lead us on what sounds an amazing day on June 2nd starting at Lakenheath, then on to a supper .We then go on to Weeting for Stone Curlew, Nightjars, Bats and Moths.

June is also about SWT Carlton Marshes Reserve where an exciting £8m programme has recently been announced. On Thursday 21st June we are fortunate to have Matt Gooch the Warden of the Reserve coming to speak to us about the new developments and also what birds we may see there which will help us when we visit the Reserve on our outdoor meeting on 30th June. Currently there is an American Bittern in residence. Lets hope Matt has some time to sleep before we see him as the demands on his time must be immense.


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