Local websites and blogs

Many other people in and around Bristol have website or blogs covering particular sites or groups of species, or showcasing their photography. Here is a list of some that I particularly like (I’ve included a few sites from farther afield too). If you have a local wildlife blog that isn’t mentioned here, I’d be pleased to hear from you.

Websites from local organisations are listed separately here. For even more wildlife blogs, see the UK and Eire Natural History Bloggers network and the Nature Blog network.

Sites are listed in alphabetical order.

Andy Jordan Wildlife   Andy’s wildlife photography site

Avon Birds Blog   Steve Hale’s blog, with daily updates on birds from sites all around the Avon area

Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project The project is a collaboration between a number of local organisations, aimed at protecting and promoting the wildlife of the gorge and downs

Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig’s blog

Blagdon Lake Birds   Nigel Milbourne’s comprehensive site about birds and other wildlife at Blagdon Lake

Bristol Botany   Peter Hilton’s blog

Chris Teague’s web diary   Chris’s wildlife photos

Cotswold Water Park Sightings   Bob Philpott’s blog, with daily updates on birds of the Cotswold Water Park

Gary Thoburn’s Photos   Gary’s site showcasing his superb bird and wildlife photos

Gloster Birder   Mike King’s blog, with daily updates on bird sightings throughout Gloucestershire

Gwent Birding   Darryl Spittle’s blog about birding just across the estuary

Gwent Mothing   A moth blog run by Richard Clarke

I’ve never killed a pipit   A blog based in East Yorkshire, with some good insect-related posts

Jeremy Inglis wildlife photography   Nature photography from South Wales

Levels Birder   Jeff Hazell’s site about birds and other wildlife on the Somerset Levels

Martyn Hall photography   Martyn’s collection of wildlife and landscape photographs

Mendip Wildlife Photography   Heath McDonald’s photography website

Not Quite Scilly   Gavin Haig’s blog, covering wildlife in the Seaton area of Devon

Peter Moore Wildlife Photography

Portland Bird Observatory   Portland, on the south coast, is our nearest bird observatory: the site is updated daily with bird sightings

Ramblings of a Zoologist   The blog of Bristol-based zoologist Liz Shaw

Ray Wilson’s Bird and Wildlife Photography

Severnside Birds   Paul Bowerman’s website, which contains daily updates on the birds of the coastal strip between Avonmouth and the Severn Bridge

Simon Mackie Nature photography

Wildlife from WInchester Simon Woolley and Julia Casson’s site

Slimbridge wildlife sightings    Although this is part of the main Wildfowl and Wetland Trust website, it’s interesting enough in its own right so I’ve listed it here too

Swindon Birds and Wildlife   A blog run by Steve Davies – although Steve has stopped updating it, his past entries are still present

The Birds of South Gloucestershire   Martyn Hayes’ site

The Somerset Birder   James Packer’s photo-packed birding site

Walton Common Avon Wildlife Trust reserve   A blog written by reserve warden Dave Horlick

Weston Birds and Moths   Paul Bowyer’s Weston-super-Mare blog

Wild Monty   Des Bowring’s blog about wildlife in the Montpelier, St Andrews, St Werburghs and St Pauls areas of Bristol

Wildlife Photography in Gloucestershire and Somerset   Vic Savery’s website

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