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 

Indoor Meeting (Zoom) 18 March 2021 at 7.30 p.m – Wild Landscapes of Norfolk

We are delighted to welcome Nick Acheson who will be in more reflective mood and talk to us about our beloved Norfolk. Hopefully this will give us inspiration about exploring our fabulous county when the shackles are loosened as we emerge from Covid. For those of you who have not heard Nick talk, he is a caring, passionate, articulate naturalist and he talks are not to be missed.

We have cancelled formal Indoor meetings until Covid Regulations are relaxed. Where possible we are replacing them with Zoom presentations and also offering Zoom meetings hosted by our friends at NarVOS.  We will keep a close eye on Government guidelines and will look to resurrect our full programme of events as soon as possible.


Outdoor Meetings

Sadly we have now cancelled all future walks until further notice. We will revisit this once the Covid lockdown regulations are eased.


WVBS WhatsApp Group – available for members only

We encourage existing group members and new members to regularly post sightings in and around the valley. If you would like to join the group please contact one of our joint co-ordinators Nick Edwards or Steve Chapman by text or phone and they will include you.



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.



WVBS is registered as a fundraising cause

Since joining  Easy Fundraising the Society has raised c £400 simply by members logging onto easy fundraising and then being transferred to the on line retailers who participate. Retailers include M & S,  John Lewis, Amazon and many more. Only c 8 members currently take part and the potential to raise more is huge.

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Every time you shop on the internet we receive a thank you donation at over 4000 major retailers and it costs you nothing!! Please register now at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk and then go shopping!!

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