Warwickshire (now 1,975 km²) occupies the South-East portion of the Club's region. The majority of Warwickshire's population lives in the north and centre of the county, the south being largely rural and sparsely populated. Towns include Atherstone, Bedworth, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Shipston-on-Stour, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick. The highest point in the county, at 261m, is Ebrington Hill. A small area of the Cotswolds intrudes to the south. Much of western Warwickshire, including the area now forming part of the West Midlands county, was once covered by the ancient Forest of Arden. The main river is The Avon. Draycote Water, a man made reservoir, is of national ornithological significance.
Warwickshire borders (clockwise from the West) the West Midlands county, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire 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 a Solihull Branch.
Please report your sightings to the Warwickshire County Recorder.
Permits for the Club's reserves are available to members either through "inclusive" membership or separately.
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 Staffordshire).
Select the OS references (e.g. SP4451 ) for a map. Four-figure references will give an approximate, not exact, location, so please take care not to trespass on adjacent premises.
Warwickshire 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.
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 Warwickshire vice-county is numbered “38”.
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Ornithology in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire & the West Midlands county, since 1929.
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