West Midland Bird Club

Birds in Staffordshire


Staffordshire (now 2,713 km2) occupies the Northern portion of the Club's region. The largest city in Staffordshire is Stoke-on-Trent. Lichfield also has city status, though is considerably smaller. Major towns include Burton upon Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Cannock, Tamworth and the county town, Stafford.

Staffordshire borders (clockwise from the West) Shropshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, the West Midlands county and Worcestershire.

You can observe birds anywhere in the county — from your own garden or windowsill, to local parks, but below we list places of special interest.


The Club has branches in Stafford and Tamworth.

County Recorder

Please report your sightings to the Staffordshire County Recorder.

West Midland Bird Club Reserves

Permits for the Club's reserves are available to members either through "inclusive" membership or separately.

Other Sites

The inclusion of a site in this list does not signify freely available public access — permits may be required.

There is a map of all the Tame Valley reserves * (including some in Warwickshire).

Select the OS references (e.g. SK1813 *) for maps.

Local Authorities

Staffordshire County Council * and the following councils have responsibility for a number of issues which affect birds, including planning, pollution control, managing parks and running museums. The Peak District National Park Authority * also has a remit convering part of the county.

  1. Tamworth Borough Council *
  2. Lichfield District Council *
  3. Cannock Chase District Council *
  4. South Staffordshire Council *
  5. Stafford Borough Council *
  6. Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council *
  7. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council *
  8. East Staffordshire Borough Council *
  9. Stoke-on-Trent City Council * (a unitary authority)

Boundary Changes


Although we record birds according to modern county boundaries, some wildlife (such as insects and plants) is recorded according to Watsonian vice-counties *, based on traditional county boundaries and unaffected by subsequent local government changes. The Staffordshire vice-county is numbered “39”.

Further Information


Please notify our webmaster if we've missed any sites, or links.

Maps on this page available under the GNU Free Documentation License *.
Please see our note on mapping links.)

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Ornithology in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire & the West Midlands county, since 1929.

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