Act (Wildlife & country Act 1981 via RSPB)
Information on the schedules outlining the laws (please read if you're not familiar with these laws).
Anglesey Bird News
Antikythera ornithological station
ABO is run by the Hellenic Ornithological Society objectives is the study & the monitoring of bird migration. (Greece).
Bardsey Lodge and bird Observatory
Info. Contact. News.
Batumi Raptor Count
Batumi Raptor Count (BRC) aims to monitor and promote the Batumi bottleneck.....
British Birds Rarities Committee. Main website. Submit nationally rare bird sightings only. >Forms available online. N.B consult with your local county bird recorder before submitting.
BBRC Twitter
British Birds Rarities Committee. This feed is for news ONLY and is not monitored. Updated September 2021.
Bird Aware Solent
Raising awareness of protected birds and encouraging people to share our special areas with wildlife.
Popular. Main news site. Subscription required for full use. 'Live bird sightings from Britain, Ireland and the Western Palearctic..'.
Birding Beijing
Welcome to Birding Beijing, a website dedicated to celebrating the birds and other wildlife of China capital city...
Birding Places EU
Birdlife International
Over 100 national partners. 10 million members and supporters. We're the largest movement for nature on the planet.
Birdlife Israel
BirdLife Malta
Birds in flight
ID guide. Photographic.
Birds of Poole Harbour
News etc.
BirdTrack (BTO)
Input and store your invaluable bird records (N.B for official use by the BTO and your local county bird recorder).
Blashford lakes NR
Brading Marsh RSPB
Useful info. Map. Contact. (Official RSPB website).
British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)
News. Surveys. Volunteer. BirdTrack: record and submit local sightings. N.B using either BirdTrack or Going Birding ensures your records are available to the local bird recorder.
Twitter feed run by Regional Representative, Jim Baldwin. Contact info. (British Trust for Ornithology).
Committee Against Bird Slaughter (overseas).
Cornwall Birds. Membership. Sightings.
Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group
CHOG news etc. Dorset.
Cornwall birding
News etc.
Cornwall Birds (CBWPS)
County Bird Recorders List (provided by British Birds)
Contact info/emails. Alphabetical. Including the Isle Of Wight (Robin Attrill).
Devon Bird sightings
Bird news etc.
Dorset Bird news
News round up. Dorset Bird Club.
Dungeness Bird Observatory
Local bird news etc.
Dutch Birding
International Journal website.
Join. Submit records. Data. Checklists. Local and worldwide. (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology).
Eurpoean colour-ring Birding
Report ringed birds. Trace sightings. Many species (Accentors to Woodpeckers).
Facebook IOW Birding (closed group)
Private group. Request to join. Info. Discussions including identification. All levels and abilities. Photography. Popular. Began over 10 years ago (c2012). Members rules apply.
Facebook IOW Butterflies and Moths (closed group)
Facebook group (private group/join). News. Photography. IOW Moth Recorder: Jim Baldwin -
Facebook IOW Dragonflies (closed group)
Facebook group (private/request to join). News. Photography. General discussion. Members rules apply.
Facebook Isle of Wight Nature (closed group)
Private group. Request to join. Popular. Info. Photography. General discussion. Variety of wildlife sightings. Members rules apply.
Fair Isle Bird Observatory
The work of Fair Isle Bird Observatory continues in 2021...News from their migration and seabird work will appear in the Latest Sightings blog.
Flamborough Bird Obs
Local sightings.
Great Bustard Group
Re-introduction (UK). News. Useful information.
Grid Reference Finder
Get concise GRs by clicking on the map.
Gull Research
Invaluable resource regarding many gull spp.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Wildlife Trust (HIWWT). Conservation. Managing reserves. Engagement with the public. Protection of birds and wildlife.
Hampshire Bird News (Going Birding)
Up to date sightings from nearby Hampshire sites.
Hampshire Ornithological Society
News. Membership. Reports. And more.
Hen Harrier Day UK
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Iow group (official)
IOW ornithological group. Information. *New (2024).
Record wildlife sightings. Create an account to join.
Irish birding
Sightings etc.
Island Rivers
Isle of May Observatory
News etc. Scotland's oldest bird observatory.
Isle of Wight (IOW) Bird sightings (Derek Hale)
Derek Hale's sightings. Plus local reports/news/photos. An extensive archive (from 1999/2001 to present). Contact information. And *up-to-date [IWOGroup] members info such as group wildlife walks etc.
Isle of Wight Ornithological Group
Isle of Wight Ornithological Group. (Important information. Contacts. Membership including the official annual bird reports. Via Derek Hale's sightings website).
Isles of Scilly
Bird Group. Sightings etc.
Landguard Bird Observatory (LBO)
Suffolk birding.
Motus Wildlife Tracking System international collaborative research network..
Natural Links
Inspiring and connecting people with wildlife and the natural world.
Nature in Shetland
Latest news etc.
Naturezones IOW
Contact. News. Events. Volunteer.
Needles National Coastwatch
Newtown Nature Reserve
National Trust. Information. Monthly sightings available.
North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory
Blog concerning North Ronaldsay (Orkney). News. Reports. Etc.
Operation Turtle dove
Operation Turtle Dove, launched on the 10th May 2012, is a project which aims to reverse the decline of one of England's best loved farmland birds.
Whales and Dolphins. News. Events. Submit local cetacean sightings..
Outer Hebrides Birds
Info. Gallery. News.
Portland Bird Observatory
Dorset. Latest sightings (sea watching, land migrants etc.). Membership. Reports.
Project Godwit
Project Godwit was initiated to tackle the causes of decline, boost the Ouse Washes population...
Raptor Persecution UK
News (sensitive). A blog to create awareness of the illegal killing of birds of prey.
Rare Bird Alert (UK)
Popular. Main news website. U.K Bird news service (subscription for full access).
Rare Birds in Spain
Twitter feed (
A coalition of like minded organisations working for grouse moor reform in Scotland.
Roy Dennis wildlife foundation
News. All the latest on the IOW White-tailed eagle project (2019-). Plus other ongoing wildlife projects.
Official website. Membership. Reserve information. ID guide.
Local branch. 'We provide care and assistance to the animals on the island...'.
Rutland Ospreys
Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. Live nest cams. Information.
Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust
Selsey Peninsula Bird News
Sightings etc. Updated daily. Including Pagham and Medmerry nature reserve.
Scottish Ornithologists' club. Mobile app: where to watch birds in Scotland.
Spurn Bird Obs
Sightings etc. Important national bird observatory.
Sussex Ornithological Society
Local sightings etc. Updates daily. Membership.
Swift Mapper
App. Submit records of breeding swifts.
The Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society
The Society was set up to fulfil two purposes, for the benefit of the public. These are to promote the study of natural history and archaeology, especially in relation to the Isle of Wight......
The Skokholm Blog
News and updates.
The Vulture Conservation Foundation
Here at the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF), we are sustainably growing our conservation work to protect Bearded Vultures, Griffon Vultures, Egyptian Vultures and Cinereous Vultures to ensure that they have a bright future in Europe...
Tide Times
UK tide times (predictions) including the Isle of Wight.
UK, European, Middle East, and North American migration (vis-mig) and ringing counts. Local IOW sites available.
Twitter IOW Bird News
Alerts generated by the goingbirding website. Automated. Bird news regarding rare and scarce sightings.
Visit Isle of Wight
Official Tourism website. General local information. Accommodation. Plan and travel.
White Stork Project
Conservation projects in SE England. News. Report a sighting.
Resource for anyone wanting to know about the footpaths, bridleways and other rights of ways on the Isle of Wight.
Wild Justice
Campaign for better laws. (Hen harriers). Mark Avery, Ruth Tingay, and Chris Packham.
Wiltshire Birds
Info. Sightings.
Weather radar, wind and waves forecast; Worldwide animated weather map.
World land trust
Since its foundation in 1989, World Land Trust has funded partner organisations around the world to create reserves and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife.
Welsh ornithological society.
WWT Arundel Wetland Centre
Latest sightings.
Wildlife recordists worldwide share their sound recordings. Useful resource with an ever expanding collection (birds, bats, and grasshoppers).