The Gloster Birder Friends & Links

Websites & Blogs of friends & contributors

Andrew Carey         Andrew Carey Photography

Andy Rouse            Andy Rouse Wildlife Photography

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 McGill         Anser Birding

Nathan Casburn       Weekend Birder

Paul Bowerman         Severnside Birds

Paul Masters           Paul’s Birding Diary

Steve Preddy          The Bristol wildlife Blog

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.

Angus Birding    Mark Caunt’s Angus Birding Grapevine, news from NE Scotland.

Arkive    One of my favourite sites packed with movies, pictures and info of wildlife.

Avestrazos Wildlife Art    The wildlife art of Francisco José Hernández Fernández



Avibirds European birdguide online    European database for over 450 species.

The Bakewell Birder    Simon Wilson’s site on the birds of Bakewell, Derbyshire.

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.

Beginners Guide to Wildlife Photography    Thank you to Ms. Martin’s students.

BerksBirds    Berkshire birds.

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 Holland    Pieter van der Luit email Guided birding in the Netherlands.

Birding in Colombia    A site guide to birding in Colombia

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.

Birdwatching in Israel    Asher Ariel’s new Israel site with great photos and a mystery quiz.

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

Birding UK   Neil Rigby’s  directory of birding links for the UK.

Birds of Britain    The new look Birds Of Britain website is well worth a visit. A monthly web magazine for birders.

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

Birdtours   John Girdley’s Birdtours

Birdwatch in Alentejo    Jorge Safara’s small company based in southern Portugal that promotes personalised bird watching tours.

Birdwatching Bulgaria    Birdwatching Bulgaria from Ivailo Nikolov.

The Boat Inn    Visit the Boat Inn at Ashleworth for great beer, a lovely setting and a friendly atmosphere.

Boletas Birdwatching Centre    Birding northeast Spain.

Bristol Wildlife    The Bristol wildlife Blog

British Marine Life Study Society    Andy Horton’s, British Marine Life Study Society. Go to Seabirds page.

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

Cheshire & Wirral Ornithological Society    Protecting, recording and enjoying the county of Cheshire’s birdlife.

Dawlish Warren    A site for Dawlish Warren in Devon.

Dee Estuary Birding    A look at all the key birdwatching sites of the Dee Estuary.

Denbury Farm    Colin Meadows website Denbury Farm in Somerset. Webcams broadcasting 24/7 real-time Live bird, badger and wildlife watching.

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.

The Forest of Dean Blog    Ben Locke’s Forest of Dean Blog. The fauna, flora and landscapes of the Dean in pictures.

Fotosearch    A searchable database of photos including many bird images.

From The Field Book    Carol Thistlethwaite’s countryside Blog.

Gerhard Brodowski Photography   Gerhard’s photography site, love the Long-eared Owl picture.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s site.

Green Bird Tours    Green Bird Tours – in Mexico.

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

Ken Billington’s Focusing On Wildlife    Celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth.

Kent Ornithological Society    The site provides information about the Kent Ornithological Society and also about birds and birdwatching in Kent.

Knutsford Ornithological Society    The birds and birders of Knutsford, Cheshire, north-west England.

Leurmans    Harry Leurmans Nature photography site.

Moor Copse Nature Reserve    Wildlife trust nature reserve in Berkshire.

Natural Born Birder and Oygarden Birds    Julian Bell’s site is dedicated to seawatching off his local headland in SW Norway, but it also covers offshore birding, North Northumberland, trip reports and a photo gallery.

Norfolk Fishing Trips   Fishing, Birdwatching and Wildlife Trips available on Norfolk’s most comfortable charter boat.

Peterborough Bird Club    Peterborough Bird Club meetings, events, news, reports and club details. Local news regularly updated.

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

Razorbill Ribs Charter    Daniel Worth’s RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) Charter Business based in stunning North Pembrokeshire with a crew of keen amateur naturalists.

Roundabout Malvern    Steve Avery’s Malvern wildlife and nature page.

Severnsidebirds    Paul Bowerman’s Severnside Birds.

Sheffield Bird Study Group [SBSG]    Recent Local Bird News, Photographs and info on Sheffield birds, Recording area map and recording info, species and locality lists, SBSG meeting and group information, Visible Migration data.

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

The Somerset Birder    James Packer’s site.

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

West Midland Birding    Andy Thomas’s website with details of birds in his local area and in the West Midlands as a whole.

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.

Wildlife Sightings    This site shares wildlife sightings on a variety of social media platforms, but predominately Twitter.

Wild Owl    Site of owl conservationist, photographer and professional speaker Ian McGuire based in South Gloucestershire.

Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve    Woolston Eyes Conservation Group – Warrington, Cheshire.

Worcester Birding    Brian Stretch’s Worcester Birding site