the birds of south gloucestershire

About Us: The Birds Of South Gloucestershire | TBOSG


Storm Petrel  © Dan White


The Birds Of South Gloucestershire (TBOSG) was launched in November 2005 and my aim was to provide a point of reference with easy access to information about rare, scarce and unusual birds, butterflies, dragon and damselflies, both full species and forms, seen in ‘S. Glos’. It is by no means authoritative nor exhaustive but it does, I feel, capture the essence of modern ‘birding and 'lepping'’ in this extremely important region of the UK.


Information listed has been gathered from numerous sources and from as far back as 1824. The significance of Storm Petrel as the main theme stems from the fact that it represents the very first rare/ scarce bird species to be documented in the S. Gloucestershire recording area - 1824!


Any omissions may be due to records not being submitted so we urge everyone to send their sightings to the appropriate bird, butterfly, dragon and damselfly recorder. All entries on this website are unfiltered reports; sightings of rare and scarce birds, dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies are subject to ratification by the appropriate rarities committee.


Editor/ Administrator:

Martyn Hayes


Identification/ Technical Consultants:

John Barnett, Paul Bowerman, Mark Coller, Ed Drewitt, Mike Morse, Ben Ofield, Darren Pearce, Vic Polley, Tony Scott, Gary Thoburn, Nigel Warren.


Website Consultant:

Alan Yates | Web-Wizardry