Few birdwatchers will not have been to Norfolk. The first trip is always one of great excitement for the novice and expert alike, as many of the places you have read about finally become a reality as you look out across the scrapes at Cley or take the calf-aching walk along Blakeney Point for the first time. If you have not yet visited the county, you are missing out on visiting one of the best year-round birding areas in the country. Sites such as Cley, Blakeney Point and Titchwell are well renowned 'hot-spots' which consistently attract rare and scarce birds. Add to this a diversity of habitat from the Brecks to the Broads and the North Sea coastline and it is easy to see why excellent birding is on offer every day of the year.
Insect News: Crimson Speckled in Norfolk, photographed by day at Burnham Overy Dunes last Saturday is apparently a county first!
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Cley Bird Club
Norfolk Bird Atlas Co-ordinator
Norfolk Bird Club
Norfolk Bird Recorder
Norfolk Ornithologists' Association (NOA)
Traveline East Anglia
Rarity finders Alpine Accentor at Holme
In late July, two mothing courses at Hickling Broad aim to help participants learn how to identify some of the specialist reedbed species that inhabit the reserve. read on
Pony dung proves fertile ground for Nail Fungus. read on
Nick Moran and Chris Mills set off on a listing-by-bike challenge. read on
As might be expected, this is an interesting and informative report, and this year features excellent articles on the occurrence of some difficult races. read on
Richard Porter on an exhibition to be held in Norfolk in aid of Nature Iraq. read on
David gets together with the BTO in the woods around Thetford for some evening mist-netting. read on
David presents Dean with the Photo of the Year 2008 prize and gets a tour. read on
Natural England, Anglian Water and the RSPB are consulting the public. What do you think? read on
The RSPB has been forced to take radical action to save one of its best-loved reserves from the sea. Read about the plans and watch a video interview with Rob Coleman, Titchwell Manager. read on
Detective work by Andrew Easton sheds light on some curious kites in East Anglia. log in
Rob Martin catches up with the Winterton Black Lark
Having dipped the South Stack bird by several thousand miles, this was too tempting a twitch log in
Includes the latest news from reserves on the east coast read on
Hen Harriers shot on Royal Estate
Norfolk Constabulary seek witnesses. log in
One of the UK's best-loved landscapes has been badly damaged by decades of harm and neglect. read on
Read our latest book review The Birds of Blakeney Point by Andy Stoddart and Steve Joyner. read on
The aims of this study are to determine the preferred habitat and site fidelity of this species in Norfolk, and to monitor their breeding success and overwinter survival. read on
This new book brings together for the first time a complete account of Blakeney Point's long history of birds. read on
The aims of this study are to determine the preferred habitat and site fidelity of the Spotted Flycatcher in Norfolk, and to monitor their breeding success and overwinter survival - can you help? read on
The next three years are perhaps the most important in the history of the current Norfolk Bird Atlas project. read on
Moss Taylor guides us through the highlights of spring 2004 in Norfolk. read on
A Sort of Homecoming
Graham Gordon relives memories from his youth on a recent return pilgrimage to Norfolk. log in
Moss Taylor summarises bird sightings from Norfolk for the transitional month of June. read on
Moss Taylor charts avian comings and goings in Norfolk as the migration season gets underway. read on
Moss Taylor reports on a generally quiet month in Norfolk. read on
The highlight of the month was the influx of Waxwings, parties of which were found well scattered around the county. The Pallid Harrier and Yellow-browed Warbler continued to attract visiting birdwatchers, as did the large flocks of Pink-footed Geese in north-west Norfolk, which proved worth scanning for the odd rarer species. read on
December 2002 will probably go down as the best ever with two additions to the county list and potentially a third that was not conclusively identified. read on
Moss Taylor's biography of Richard Richardson allows us a touching insight into the life of man who had the gift of being able to communicate with people from the whole birding spectrum, from experts and academics to absolute beginners and those simply out for a walk in the fresh air! read on
September had something for everyone: seabird enthusiasts were treated to several spells of northerly winds, there was an exciting 'fall' and a good scattering of scarcer species and rarities – read on to find out more! read on
A review of this new site guide by Dave Gosney. read on
Moss Taylor's regular summary of the month's Norfolk highlights. read on
RSPB Phoenix is offering this course, led by Tim Cleeves and Richard Porter, to teenage birders wanting to enhance their birding skills. read on
Although no major rarities were reported during May, there was still plenty of interest around the county as Moss Taylor reveals. read on
Days to Remember East Anglia, 18th-22nd January 2002
Diane Harrison of BirdGuides on the delights of winter birding in East Anglia log in
The third of our monthly Norfolk round-ups written by Moss Taylor, co-author of The Birds of Norfolk read on
The first in a new series of monthly Norfolk round-ups by Moss Taylor, co-author of The Birds of Norfolk read on
Norfolk includes sites that are among the best in the country for the following species:
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