Who we are and what we do

Nidderdale Birdwatchers are a voluntary group which exists to promote interest in and knowledge of birds, and to work for their welfare, particularly in Nidderdale. Nidderdale Birdwatchers was founded in June 2008 as a result of local interest generated over several years through North Yorkshire Community Education and WEA classes.

Nidderdale Birdwatchers aim to cater for all those who are interested in birds, from the mildly interested to the enthusiast, and we particularly welcome beginners as well as experienced birdwatchers.  

Nidderdale Birdwatchers offer members the opportunity to enjoy birdwatching, developing their knowledge and sharing experiences with other members through a programme of meetings, lectures and visits to sites of ornithological interest. Some of these trips are within Nidderdale but we also go further afield to bird reserves and other significant bird-watching locations.

Nidderdale Birdwatchers have a Conservation Group which works in Nidderdale to maintain habitats for birds, to provide nest boxes and to undertake bird surveys.

Nidderdale Birdwatchers monthly indoor meetings are held at the Royal Oak in Dacre Banks at 7.30 pm on the third Monday each month, although during summer months there may be field trips instead, so please check the events calendar for specific dates. Non-members are welcome.

Field trips are usually held on the second Friday of each month but there are also additional trips arranged for some weekends. Please see the events calendar for details.