Welcome to the Carsington Bird Club website, containing information about the club, Carsington Water, latest bird sightings and much more!

2015 Subscriptions Due

 Posted by on February 26, 2015  Carsington Bird Club  Comments Off
Feb 262015

For those yet to renew their memberships for 2015, please send a cheque for the requisite amount (£10 for family/joint, £7.50 single and £1 for junior) as soon as possible, please, to:

Peter Gibbon, 25 Church Street, Holloway, nr Matlock. DE4 5AY. 

Thank you and have a happy year’s birding!

The Great Countryside Sell-off

 Posted by on February 26, 2015  Carsington Bird Club, Educational  Comments Off
Feb 262015

Our beautiful countryside is under threat. Government cuts are forcing huge land sell-offs in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.   People-powered campaigning created our national parks over 50 years ago. And it can save them now. A huge public backlash could stop further cuts and force the government to protect our national parks.

Please can you sign the petition calling on David Cameron to save our national parks?


David Cameron,

Please save our National Parks. Stop cutting their funding and make sure National Park Authorities have enough money to protect our most iconic landscapes for future generations.


National parks are looked after by National Park Authorities (NPAs) who are funded by central government. They’re supposed to act as custodians of these precious places – for people, wildlife and future generations. But after rounds of cuts NPAs are slashing jobs, and looking for other ways to balance the books.For more information, click here.



 Posted by on February 8, 2015  Carsington Bird Club, Events, Things To Do  Comments Off
Feb 082015

CBC Indoor Meeting Schedule for 2015

All CBC meetings are held in the ‘Henmore Room’ in Carsington Water’s main centre and they start at 19.30h. Entrance fee is £2.00 to members and £2.50 to guests – Parking is free. 

Tuesday 17th March

‘Langford Lowfields – the Making of an RSPB Reserve.’   By Paul Bennett

Paul is the Site Manager at this new reserve and is well know to us from his earlier days when working at Carsington Water.

Dates for the Autumn meetings are:

September 15th

October 20th (Joint meeting with Derbyshire Ornithological Society)

November 17th 

December 15th

Please contact Peter Gibbon at peter.gibbon@w3z.co.uk with any queries or for further information.

For Sale

 Posted by on February 2, 2015  Carsington Bird Club, Miscellaneous  Comments Off
Feb 022015

Optics and Photographic Equipment – Genuine reasons for sale.
LEICA ULTRAVID – 10×42 binoculars – vgc. [not HD] – black rubber armoured – £595 ono.
Contact: 07831 440641 for details, etc.