Birdwatching and ornithology groups
A birdwatcher's bonanzaThe Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is responsible for the important Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve. The reserve is home to teals, barn owls, nightingales, wigeons and dozens of other species.
The flooding of the River Arun in the winter make the Brooks a home to many wading birds.
Pulborough Brooks have hides and viewpoints, nature trails, a shop and, most important of all, a cafe to warm your hands when you have finished twitching.
The website gives a very full idea of what to expect, both in terms of the landscape, your visit and the birds you may see.
Shoreham District Ornithological SocietyWith around 150 members, Shoreham & District says it is the oldest ornithological society in Sussex and who are we to argue.
The group compare notes on birds they have seen, hold regular meetings and outings and conduct surveys.
The Birds of SussexTop class website full of photographs, statistics, news and everything you might possibly wish to know about the county's birds.
Wildfowl & Wetlands TrustThe Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is the only UK charity with its own network of specialist wetland visitor centres.
In West Sussex it looks after the Arundel Wetlands Centre, which is located a short walk outside Arundel on the road to the Black Rabbit pub.
Sussex Ornithological SocietyThe Sussex Ornithological Society aims to help birdlife by recording and studying wild birds in Sussex, as well as writing, talking, discussing and thinking about all kinds of birds in Sussex.
The Ornithologists' website contains a lot of useful information including maps which show the best places in Sussex for birdwatching, as well as records of recent sightings of unusual birds in our county.
Good places for bird watchersWetlands and breeding grounds around West Sussex
- Environmental groups
- National Trails
- Downs Link
- Walking equipment
- Monarch's Way
- LIPCHIS Way
- Salterns Way