Links Links

Below are links to other groups and places in the London area, and to national organisations which support the conservation of birds and other wildlife.


HAMPSTEAD HEATH:

Hampstead Heath is one of London's most popular open spaces, situated just four miles (six kilometres) from Trafalgar Square.
Note especially the Wildlife and Nature page.

The Heath and Hampstead Society works to preserve the wild and natural state of Hampstead Heath; to maintain the character and amenities of Hampstead; and to promote the study of local history, natural history and conservation.

There is also an independent community website covering Hampstead Heath.


PLACES IN LONDON:

Amid all the development around King's Cross, Camley Street Natural Park run by the London Wildlife Trust remains an oasis for wildlife and people. Individuals and groups are welcome to visit the park and to take part in activities.

Regent's Park is popular amongst birdwatchers as one of the richest sites in London. The habitat includes wildflower grassland, secluded woodland, wetland and reedbeds. NB the link to recent sightings on the official Royal Parks website doesn't work.

Former wildlife officer, Tony Duckett, has been writing a blog of Regent's Park birds now extended to include birds seen in Bushy and Richmond Parks and elsewhere.

There's also a well-illustrated blog for birds of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

The 42 hectare London Wetland Centre is one of the best urban sites in Europe to watch wildlife, an international award winning visitor attraction and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.


GROUPS IN LONDON:

The London Birders have news of the latest sightings and details about local patches.

The London Natural History Society's members have two things in common – an interest in nature and a wish to learn more about the diverse wildlife of the London area. The varied programme of field trips includes bird trips in London and further afield by coach from Embankment.

The London Wildlife Trust manages over fifty London-wide reserves and campaigns to save important wildlife habitats, engaging London's diverse communities through access to its nature reserves, volunteering programmes and education work.

The RSPB Central London Local Group offers a programme of indoor evening meetings with illustrated talks on a variety of topics, and birdwatching field trips to many coastal and countryside sites.


NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS:

The RSPB works to secure a healthy environment for birds and all wildlife. There are over 150 RSPB nature reserves to visit throughout the UK.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is a conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world. There are nine specialist wetland visitor centres in the UK.

There are 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the UK, managing 2,256 nature reserves.


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