RSPB Wildlife Explorers

Places to see birds

Cuckoo perched in tree

Sherwood Forest is nearby ,Budby common is best visited to see birds in the spring and summer,when there is a good chance of seeing birds like Nightjar,Woodcock ,Cuckoo ,Woodlark,Tree Pipit ,crossbill a host of warblers ,Owls,Woodpeckers and birds of prey .Near the pumping station is a flash next to the river ,that has become established in recent years for wildfowl. More...

Carr Vale Flash, Bolsover, Derbyshire

Ten minutes from the Nottinghamshire border, this is one of Derbyshire's best birding spots - it's good all year round. More...

Carsington Reservoir, Derbyshire

Walk around the reservoir, bird watch from the hides, visit the RSPB shop in the Visitor Centre. Go early to avoid the crowds and get the best views of the birds.... More...

Kingsmill Reservoir, Nottinghamshire

Over the years 216 different bird species have been seen at this land locked Nottinghamshire site. More...

Linacre Reservoirs,near Chesterfield ,Derbyshire

Anytime of year is good for a walk around this picturesque valley More...

Pleasley Pit Country Park

Former Coal pits make excellent places for wildlife to thrive.Pleasley Pit Country Park has the wonderful sound of skylark song filling the air during the spring and summer. More...

Nightjar on ground among heather

This site is designated a site of special scientific interest .Its a great place to see all manner of wildlife ,foxs , frogs and dragonflys spring to mind -talking of spring -thats the best time to visit, when there are plenty of exotic migrant birds to grab your attention. More...

Vicar Water Country Park,Clipstone ,Nottinghamshire

Want to see Egyptian Geese , Mandarin ducks and three species of Woodpecker? Visit Vicar Water Country Park . More...