Recreation Birdwatching in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Recreation Birdwatching

Army Ornithological Society

An organisation catering for keen birdwatchers in the army; includes details of membership, expeditions and events, and news.


An annual event held in Rutland for birdwatchers and associated industries, which also supports global bird conservation projects. Provides information for visitors and exhibitors, programme, history, and contacts.


Maintains a county by county database of British bird sightings and data; also features an ezine and details of bird alert services.

Birdline East Anglia

Provides a phone alert service about birds sighted in the area, with priority for rare and scarce species.

British Bird Lovers

Provides information about garden birds and bird watching in the UK.

British Birds Rarities Committee

The official adjudicator of rare bird records in Britain; includes details of publications, press releases, records, and details of work in progress.

British Garden Birds

Provides an identification guide to hundreds of British garden birds, with photographs, audio files and advice on birdwatching in your garden.

The British List -

The British Ornithologists' Union maintains an official list of bird species sighted in the UK. Includes their lists by category and background on taxonomic issues.

British Ornithologists' Union

Presents an ornithological organisation founded in 1858, that aims to support the study of birds in Britain, Europe and all over the world.

British Trust for Ornithology

An independent scientific research trust, investigating the populations, movements and ecology of wild birds in the British Isles; describes their volunteer survey projects, with details of membership, publications, news, and events.

Digidylan – Bird Photography

Offers a collection of photos of birds in the UK, organised by species and location. Also includes tips for digiscoping.

Fat Birder - United Kingdom

Contains insights on birding activity as well as geographical details in the region.

Morris's British Birds

A collection of prints of British birds, from A History of British Birds, by the Rev Francis Orpen Morris (published 1891).

RAFOS - RAF Ornithological Society -

For members of the Service interested in ornithology; provides details of membership and activities, their international expeditions, and contacts.

Rare Bird Alert

Offers a news service for sightings of rare and scarce birds throughout the UK. Includes information about subscription and resources available.

Steven Round Bird Photography

Provides a collection of photo images of birds, mammals, butterflies and insects. Also includes a list of rare species.

UK Bird Photographers

Forums offering a place to share bird photography and discuss techniques and bird photography news.

World of Birds

Features a field guide to birds of North West England.

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