welcome to the birds of south gloucestershire


Our aim is to provide information about rare, scarce and unusual birds, butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies, both full species and forms, seen in South Gloucestershire.




RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL  Tarsiger cyanurus


Just one of over three hundred bird species recorded in S. Gloucestershire!


Main photo: Woodchat Shrike | TBOSG







SMALL COPPER  Lycaena phlaeas


Over fifty butterflies, both species and forms have been identified in the recording area.






FOUR-SPOTTED CHASER  Libellula quadrimaculata


Dragonflies and Damselflies are well represented in S. Gloucestershire with well over thirty species and forms.


recent sightings


Follow the links below for the most recent information from around the region.


Click on the main menu above right for further information!

  • The Birds


    Follow the link above to access full information; Arrival/ departure dates, first records, on this day, previous months, rare and scarce birds monthly, rarity status, recent reports, statistics, the complete systematic list, year list and much, much more.....

  • The Patch


    Click on this link for all of the Marshfield patch information in one place including: patch maps, previous months, recent reports and year lists!

  • The Butterflies


    Follow this link for the S. Glos butterfly diary, year lists and a comprehensive systematic list of species and forms!

  • The Dragons and Damsels


    Click this link for full details and information including; the S. Glos dragon and damselfly diary, year lists and a full systematic list!



Our philosophy


... 'a bad day birding is infinitely better than a good day at work' ...