Submit Your Bird Sightings

Bird sighting records:

Please can send your sighting records by email or by post to WVBS recorderDavid Gibbons

Can we urge members to send in their sightings, please. Standard recording forms are preferred (see below) or you can pick one up at any of the indoor meetings. Please send these to our recorder, David Gibbons as an attachment to: or by post as a hard copy to: David Gibbons, 14 Pightle Way, Reepham, Norfolk, NR10 4Q.  If you experience a problem with this link please telephone David (tel 01603 870908)

Why do we want your records?

To help build up a picture of the seasonal occurrence of Birds in the Wensum Valley area and to communicate that to our members and to other interested groups.

What to submit:

For WVBS members, please use a reporting form or MS Excel spreadsheet and send it in at the end of each month, (if you would like to see your notes in the following newsletter). Or at any time before the end of the year in order to contribute to our Annual List.

If you are a visitor to our area we welcome reports of your sightings and accept documentation in any written form that you may find convenient  – or you can use our reporting form or  MS Excel spreadsheet.  We need to know the species, numbers seen, date, location and grid reference,  plus your name and any comments about the bird you wish to add.

We particularly welcome sightings of shyer birds in our area including (in no particular order):

  • egrets, little and great, and unusual herons
  • waders including plovers, snipe
  • lesser spotted woodpecker
  • marsh and willow tit (if confident of distinguishing between them)
  • less common warblers in season; all warblers out of season
  • buntings, larks, pipits and less common finches

For guidelines on how to submit records click here.  Please use these standard names which are used for WVBS records.

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