Bristol Ornithological Club

Many wading birds are already returning from their breedings grounds in Iceland and Scandinavia – look out on local pools, lakes, and the estuary for migrants such as Black-tailed Godwits, Green Sandpipers, Redshanks, Lapwings, and Dunlin. Many are still in their colourful summer plumage. This photo is of a super Black-tailed Godwit taken by Gary Thoburn. 

Birding in and around Bristol

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Find out what birds have been seen recently and discover the best places to go birding in and around the city of Bristol. You can also find the status of every species ever recorded in the region!

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BOC – the Bristol birding club

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Find out about Bristol’s active birding club, how you can join and benefit. Includes forthcoming dates for both field and indoor meetings, plus trip reports of previous field meetings.

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About the BOC

Find out what the BOC does and how it can help you make the most out of your birding around Bristol and further afield.
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Peregrine Falcons

Bristol is home to a number of Peregrine Falcons, the most famous of these being the highly successful breeding pair in the Avon Gorge.
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BTO Surveys

The BTO coordinate volunteer surveys to help monitor bird populations. Find details of all surveys and how to get involved.
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The Avon Bird Report

The BOC help produce the annual Avon Bird Report which contains a detailed account of all the birds seen in the Bristol region.
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Follow the BOC on Twitter (@bristolbirding) and Facebook (bristolornithologicalclub). Submit photos on our Flickr page.

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Purple Heron by Gary Thoburn

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