wos slogan

Latest Sightings.

2 Curlew, 2 Whinchat, 10 Stonechat, Reed Bunting, 15 Corn Bunting, 40 Skylark, 30 Swift, 3 Red Kite ...
2 Spotted Flycatcher - Avebury - Robin Nelson QUAIL - Pewsey Downs - Matt Prior Grasshopper Warble...
2 Green Sandpiper - Langford Lakes - Ben Igglesden Raven, Red Kite, 3 Corn Bunting - Wylye - Bjorn ...
80 Swift, 25 Lapwing - Berwick Bassett Down - Simon Gathercole 7 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 R...
2 Hobby, Green Sandpiper, Cuckoo - Langford Lakes - Ben Igglesden Cetti's Warbler - The Mead, Westb...
Green Sandpiper, Cuckoo - Langford Lakes - Rob Turner, Bob Blamey Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Grey W...

News Introduction

This area of the website contains news about birds and birding in Wiltshire and beyond.

If you have a news item which you would like included please send to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Chalke Valley History Festival 2018

This festival is taking place in Broadchalke from Monday 28th June until Sunday 1st July. There are events which will be of interest to birders and natural history lovers. See www.cvhf.org.uk

Open Farm Sunday 10th June 2018

There are many farms participating in Open Farm Sunday. Matt Prior, Chair of WOS will have the WOS stand at Temple Farm, Rockley SN8 1RU, the event at this venue being organised by the Marlborough Downs Space for Nature and will run from 11 am to 4 pm.

WOS AGM Wednesday 11th April 2018 at 7.30 pm

in the Wessex Room, Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1HS

The WOS AGM followed by Stephen Moss who will present “Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival”. Stephen is a naturalist, author & TV producer who worked mainly for the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol for almost three decades. He and the wider team received a BAFTA Special Award in 2011 for BBC’s Springwatch.

Swift Awareness Week 16th - 22nd June 


Do take a look at events being planned in Salisbury and Wilton by the Secret Garden


for Swift Awareness Week. 

Other events are listed in the diary which are likely to be of great interest to those fascinated by the natural world and keen to help conserve it.

Festival of Flight, Blakehill Nature Reserve, 19th August

Festival of Flight

Saturday 19th August 11 am - 4 pm

Blakehill Nature Reserve, Cricklade SN6 6RA

Join the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust on the historic airfield of Blakehill to celebrate the wonder of all things that fly! From Dakota to Dragonflies, whether your interest is the history of the former airfield, the wildlife of the reserve or just having fun, there will be something of interest for everyone. All ages welcome. Admission free.


Hen Harrier Day South 6th August 2017

Hen Harrier Day South is to be held at RSPB Arne, Nr Wareham, Dorset on Sunday 6th August 2017 from 1100 - 1500 hours. Chris Packham will be one of the speakers.

Copyright © 2017 Wiltshire Ornithological Society. Registered Charity no 271033. Website by Mindvision