Latest Highlights:

20 Nov Great Northern Diver, 3 Kittiwakes and Shag at Carsington Water

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DOS News


NOW AVAILABLE!!! Derbyshire Bird Report 2013

DBR 2013 Cover

The latest Derbyshire Bird Report published November 2014. Complete Systematic List for the 218 species seen in Derbyshire in 2013, Ringing Report for 2013, Lesser Scaup at Ogston Res – a new species for Derbyshire, Eastern Lesser Whitethroat – a new sub-species for Derbyshire and more

Click here to order

Derby Peregrines

Catch up on all the Peregrine news at Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project here

For streaming live video and sound click here. More good news: The project also has been successful in getting nearly £50,000 of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to be spent over the next three years, the grant to be administered by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.



The Birds of Derbyshire

Some excellent reviews recently e.g. in British Birds. For details of the new DOS book and how to order click here

See the Meetings and Trips page for the 2015-2016 Indoor Meetings and Fieldtrip programme dates

Check out the Carsington Bird Club website

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Meetings and trips


The next indoor meeting will be on Friday 27 November at the The Evergreen Club Allestree

The next planned Field Trip will be on Wednesday 9 December to Albert Village Lake

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  Site restrictions

Birdwatchers are are asked to respect the following restrictions:

  • Willington GP: Please stay on the main tracks, do not use the gravel company roads and stay away from the water on the Canal Pit
  • Foremark Reservoir: No access at any time to the area along the dam wall or the the west side of the reservoir
  • Ambaston GP: Please stay on the public footpath
  • Drakelow NR: Please do not walk in front of the main hide
  • Aston-on-Trent GP: This is a private working gravel pit with permit only access during working hours. The closer pits can be viewed from the A50 slip road with a telescope but no access should be attempted AT ANY TIME (or you will have to explain yourself to the local constabulary!)

Safety first!

Respect landowner's privacy

"The interests of the bird comes first"

Birdwatchers code of Conduct


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