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The website of Claire and Steve Ogden promoting the biodiversity of Cornwall and Devon

The Davidstow Windfarm Website

For up-to-date news on local bird sightings see


Another useful site popular with birdwatchers in the far west of the county.

Isles of Scilly Bird Group

RSPB Cornwall

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

The excellent and authoritative website of the British Trust for Ornithology.


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A new organisation dedicated to the enhancement of Par Beach including the wildlife activities


Where to Watch Birds in Devon and Cornwall 5th. Edition 

   by Dave Norman and Vic Tucker
New birding guide to Cornwall and Scilly  by CBWPS member Sara  McMahon (Cornwall) and the secretary to British Birds Rarities Committee, Nigel Hudson (Scilly).


"The 208 pages that make up Best Birdwatching Sites: Cornwall & Scilly are a "must have" and even birders in and around Cornwall and Scilly may find out about one or two little nooks and crannies that they may choose to investigate in the future." - Mark Golley, Birdguides.

 (Read the full, mouth-watering review



Birds in Cornwall - A Site Guide
By Ian Wilson. (Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society)

A comprehensive and invaluable guide to the best bird watching sites in Cornwall and Scilly, complete with maps and directions. Available from the Membership Secretary, CBWPS

The Birds of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
By Roger Penhallurick (Headland  Publications, Penzance 1978)

 Bird Life in Cornwall
By B.H. Ryves (Collins, 1948)

Excellent book by the founder of the Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society. Out of print but available from second-hand bookshops and internet booksellers.

Exploring the Camel Estuary
By Michael Kent and Adrian Langdon

Pocket Cornwall - Alison Hodge

Small but superbly illustrated guide to this rich area for biodiversity and birdlife. Available in local bookshops and on the internet.