links
 

Organisations 

RSPB - www.rspb.org.uk Tel: 01767 680551
Wildlife Trusts - www.wildlifetrusts.org  Tel: 0870 036 7711/01636 670000 - this website will give you access to all the local trust websites
Natural England (was English Nature) - www.naturalengland.org.uk or www.englishnature.gov.uk              Tel: 0845 600 3078 or 01733 455101
WWT (Wildfowl and Wetland Trust) -  www.wwt.org.uk  Tel: 01453 891900
BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) - www.bto.org to join the Garden BirdWatch scheme Tel: 01842 750050 £12
National Trust www.nationaltrust.org.uk  Tel: 0870 458 4000 or 01793 817400

Woodland Trust - woodland trust 

Local governmentwww.direct.gov.uk

Good birding websites

The following websites are fantastic portals for all sorts of birding information:

www.birdlinks.co.uk - one of my favourite sites for birding (and other wildlife) information in UK, it has an excellent regional listing, lists birding equipment shops that have websites and includes a daily rarity bird report.
www.fatbirder.com - for a massive worldwide birding resource, good for suppliers
www.surfbirds.com - an online birding community, that includes: web email, photo gallery, birding blogs and lots more

Online bookshops

www.amazon.co.uk - spend £5 on eligible items and p&p will be free                                             www.nhbs.com  - extensive natural history stock. Often more expensive than other online bookshops, but it does often have sales
www.wildsounds.co.uk - extensive stock, an innovative company which leads the way in sound
www.whsmith.co.uk - occasionaly beats Amazon on price. If you are purchasing a single item, it is worth checking out as you can save postage costs with the 'deliver to store' option.
www.abebooks.co.uk - massive online portal giving you access to a huge number of bookshops, especially the secondhand and remainded market, for those hard to find titles. Can be outrageously expensive, but I have bought a couple of bargains from this source.

Clothing

All the big brands and outdoor shops are worth looking at - the fatbirder website has a list. But try Country Innovation as they are the only brand specifically for birdwatching clothing. www.countryinnovation.co.uk - 01934 877333. The RSPB sells Country Innovation clothing in the shops at the larger reserves.

Magazines

Birdwatch magazine (monthly) -  Tel: 020 8881 0550
Bird Watching (monthly) – Tel: 0870 062 0200

Notebooks

www.moleskine.co.uk for my favourite brand - checkout the fatbirder website for others

Optics

Check out the fatbirder or birdlinks.co.uk websites for listings of manufacturers and shops. I now buy my optics exclusively from the RSPB as I prefer to give them the profit.

Other:

This is where I put other interesting websites that don't fit anywhere else!

Nick's Birding - Nick is a Facebook friend and RSPB volunteer who has some great pictures on his site - check them out