Friends & Links

Websites & Blogs of friends & contributors

Andy Rouse – Andy Rouse Wildlife Photography

Ben Locke, wildlife photography – Ben Locke

Ben Macdonald – Ben Macdonald

Bob Philpott – Cotswold Water Park Birding Blog

David Slater – DJS Photography

Gareth Harris – Cotswold Water Park

Gary Thoburn – Gary’s Photos

Graham Watson – Sea and Sky Birding

James Lees – JSLees Photography

Lewis Thomson – LT Images

Martin Dyer – Wildlife Across The Water

Martin McGill – Anser Birding

Nathan Casburn – Weekend Birder

Paul Bowerman – Severnside Birds

Paul Masters – Paul’s Birding Diary

Richard Tyler – Richard Tyler Photography

Vince Jones – The Barn Owl Centre

If I’ve missed anyone let me know.

Birding Links

The links are arranged alphabetically I test these links regularly but if you find any that have stopped working then please let me know.

The Barn Owl Centre    Netheridge Farm, Netheridge Close, Hempsted, Gloucester GL2 5LE. Tel: 01452 383999.

Bavarian Birds    An excellent German site in English with a good bird quiz.

BirdGuides    Dave Gosney and Max Whitby’s site. The premier website dedicated to birdwatchers everywhere, offering news of UK rarities, an online reference and video library.

Bird Forum    Bird Forum hosted by Steve Elliott.

Birding In Spain    Steve West’s new web site for travelling birders with an interest in NE Spain. There are free itineraries and maps to the best birding spots in northeast Spain, checklists, trip reports, downloads and more.

Birding Pal    A site to help you find a birding local when you holiday abroad

The Birds of South Gloucestershire    Martin Hayes Birds of South Gloucestershire.

10000 Birds    An excellent site by Charlie Moores and friends, a much travelled cabin crew member on British Airways.

CVL Birding    Chew Valley Lake birding.

Cheltenham Bird Club    Contact at

Dawlish Warren    A site for Dawlish Warren in Devon.

Dictionary    An excellent Bird dictionary.

Dursley Birdwatching and Preservation Society

DBA    Dutch Birding Association

The excellent Fat Birder site hosted by Bo Beolens. The Fat Birder links up birding enthusiasts from all over the world. Based in the UK it carries detailed information for UK birders but there is a sufficient variety of sites around the world to interest every visitor to the site.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s site.

Gwent Ornithological Society    Everything you need to know about birding in Gwent.

Herefordshire Ornithological Club    Herefordshire birding site.

Isle of Mull Cottages    Book a self catering holiday home on the Isle of Mull

Portland Bird Observatory    Portland Bird Observatory and Field Centre, latest sightings, pictures etc.

Simon Mackie and West Country Birder    Simon Mackie’s Digital Photography sites.

Simon Thurgood Images     Simon’s  images of natural history found in the United Kingdom and Blog.

Southern Curlews    A new website on Curlews in southern England

Surfbirds    Huge UK/US birding site.    For all kinds of useful information about the county.

UK Moths    The best British moth site around………..probably.

The Ultimate Guide to Wildlife Photography   Lots of interesting information that can help budding photographers and beginners to start their craft.

The Welsh Kite Trust    Information on Welsh Red Kites and Gigrin Farm.

Where Do You Want To Go Birding Today?    Where do you want to go birding? Worldwide information.

Wildlife of Sunderland Point    A beautiful birding area on the River Lune Estuary in Morecambe Bay.

Wildlife Bird Photography in Greece    Panos Oikonomou’s photography site.