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: Collared Pratincole | Gary Thoburn





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 sightings from around the region and much more.

  • S. Glos Birds


    The most recent addition to the S. Glos list is Collared Pratincole  glareola pratincola. A summer adult on Pilning Wetland Reserve, Northwick Warth on May 21st 2020

  • The Marshfield Patch


    Common Redstart, Kingfisher and Little Grebe were all added to the Marshfield Patch year list in July taking the the year list total to a very impressive 97!

  • Butterflies


    A satisfying total of thirty butterflies have been logged in S. Glos this year so far with both Gatekeeper and Clouded Yellow added in July.

  • Dragon and Damselflies


    Southern Hawker at Yate, Four-spotted Chaser and Ruddy Darter at Western Distribution are the most recent additions to the dragonfly year list. Small Red-eyed the latest Damselfly was noted at Kingsgate Park.



Our philosophy


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