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Birding Sites

Below you will find the county Birding Sites. Please respect the access to some to these areas because they may be on private land for which the landowner's permission must be sought. Please also remember the Birdwatchers' Code concerning access on land and disturbance of birds.

Key to Abbreviations: HWT = Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
NGR = National Grid Reference
NT = National Trust

PRW = Public Right of Way

Health and safety notice: Visitors to the sites do so at their own risk. 

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  • What is this bird?
    Firstly consult one of the many identification guides available (either in print or online). The Collins Bird Guide (HarperCollins) is particularly good. The RSPB bird identifier is also useful. Please do not contact the county recorder unless you can provide a full description, preferably with a photograph.
  • What if I find a dead bird?
    Much depends on the circumstances. Action is only required if there is a suspicion of crime or disease. In the event of a crime (usually shooting or poisoning) excellent advice is available at In the case of disease follow the advice at If waterfowl (swans, geese, ducks etc.) are found dead or multiple carcasses are discovered it should be reported to the Defra hotline on 03459 335577.
  • What should I do if a bird is trapped in my house?
    Open the windows or an exterior door (if present in the room) and move away. The bird will usually follow the light and escape.
  • What should I do if I find a baby bird?
    Excellent advice is available at: 1. 2.
  • What do I do if I find a ringed bird?
    All ringed birds will have a metal ring with an address (the Natural History Museum in the UK) and a series of letters and numbers. Report the finding online at with the grid reference. This link also covers colour-ringed birds.
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