Friends of Brinvale

 For more information regarding caring for wild birds and related products browse through some of our friends. If you have a website you would like to put forward please email or complete our contact form



The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is an independent charitable research institute combining professional and citizen science aimed at using evidence of change in wildlife populations, particularly birds, to inform the public, opinion-formers and environmental policy- and decision-makers. 

Here at Brinvale Bird Foods the farm is  not only producing food but bursting with wildlife.  We are dedicated to sustaining natural habitats, producing a range of high quality bird food, whilst providing excellent service and advice to our customers. It seemed a natural choice to partner with the BTO who provide us with essential information to ensure we can continue to support British birds and wildlife.


Rutland Water

Rutland Water

This internationally famous nature reserve is managed in partnership with Anglian Water and the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain.

Rutland Water is home to a vast array of wildlife and provides a fantastic day out for the entire family. With activities ranging from leisurely strolls surrounded by untouched nature- to rock climbing. 




The Leicestershire & Rutland Ornithological Society (LROS) was founded in 1941, and now has around 600 members. Their aims are to promote the study, conservation and enjoyment of birds and birding in Leicestershire and Rutland, to record and publish members' sightings, and organise survey work to further peoples knowledge of the birds of Leicestershire and Rutland. See the 'Bird Recording' section for details of how you can share these objectives.

The LROS organises a range of other activities and facilities for its members. These include a monthly Newsletter, an Annual Bird Report, outings, indoor meetings and fieldwork. You will find full details of these and other Society activities in the 'About LROS' section


Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers

 The Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers is a registered charity with membership open to all. The society aims to promote an interest in birds in Nottinghamshire. They are a friendly group for anybody interested in wild birds, living in, or visiting, Nottinghamshire, irrespective of their level of knowledge, experience or skill.

The society is administered by Nottinghamshire birdwatchers for Nottinghamshire birdwatchers. The society organises local guided walks and trips to birdwatching areas further afield. Communication is by this website, Twitter and by the newsletter that is published on a monthly basis. Membership is open to everyone from experts to beginners. They are also especially keen to attract younger members to the society, and offer 21yrs and under members the opportunity of funding towards training or attending an event to help improve skills.


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