A list of organisations and websites which have links with birding, birds and bird conservation in and around Berkshire.

County Links

Clubs & Societies

Newbury District Ornithological Club
A Club for birdwatchers in the Newbury area with a recording area of 10 miles radius of the town. Offers indoor and outdoor meetings, surveys and publications.

Reading and District Natural History Society
Encourages the study of natural history in the Reading area. Indoor and outdoor meetings, recording and publications.

RSPB Local Groups: Groups which promote and represent the RSPB in the local community. Activities include indoor and outdoor meetings and fund raising events.

Reading Local Group
Wokingham and Bracknell Local Group

Birding News

Information on what’s been seen, photographs and information in birding in Berkshire.

Bird Ringing

Newbury Ringing Group
Bird ringing in West Berkshire.


Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust
Group working for the conservation, protection and improvement of the Blackwater Valley for people and wildlife.

British Trust for Ornithology
County Representative for BTO surveys including the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) is Sean Murphy

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Berkshire Local Nature Partnership
Includes the Berkshire: Biodiversity Strategy and information on Biodiversity Opportunity Areas.

Lavell’s Wetland Trust
Conservation volunteers managing Lea Farm Lake and Lavell’s Lake local nature reserve near Dinton Pastures Country Park, Wokingham. Bird walks, work parties, occasional meetings and newsletters.

Moor Green Lakes Group
Conservation volunteers who manage Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve near Eversley. Work parties, Newsletters an annual report and access to bird hides.

Theale Area Bird Conservation Group
Devoted to the conservation of birds in the Theale area, west of Reading. Indoor and outdoor meetings, annual bird race and survey work.

Regional Links

Hampshire Bird News
Information on what’s been seen, photographs and information in birding in Hampshire.

Hampshire Ornithological Society

Oxfordshire Ornithological Society

Thames & Chilterns Bird Atlas The Berkshire atlas survey data has also been combined with those of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire to create an online atlas resource for the region.

Thames Valley Environmental Record Centre
Local biological records centre

National Links

British Birds
A monthly journal for all keen birdwatchers with articles on a wide variety of topics, including behaviour, conservation, distribution, identification, status and taxonomy.

British Trust for Ornithology

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Web resource about birds, birding, birdwatching & birding software.