Striving to record, monitor and conserve birds & wildlife found on the Sutton & Lound GP's SSSI (Idle Valley NR) since 1990.

How to submit your bird sightings?

Please submit ALL your bird sightings via birdsightings@loundbirdclub.com

Any Lepidoptera Sightings please send via LoundMoths@Sky.Com

Please provide ALL info on bird numbers/sexes if known/ the birds age/their direction of flight/observation times and the observer/s names or initials.

Please help us by submitting your sightings via the excel file found here.

Continuing a generally accepted and existing Lound Bird Club guideline we will NOT add any sightings of sensitive breeding species to this web page between April 1st and August 31st. This is being done in the interest of breeding birds so those species that are suspected (or confirmed) as breeding will be omitted. However, ALL submitted bird records will still be added to our database and will be used (if required) to produce the Annual Bird Report for the site recording area. This guideline may in the future be subject to change on majority agreement by all parties (Lound Bird Club & Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust) involved.

It is NOT the responsibility of the Lound Bird Club if any sensitive bird information is privately submitted to and then posted on any other National Bird Information Providers newsletter, web site, web forum or paging system.

A full list of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 current Schedule 1 species and other Schedules relating to this act can be found here.

You may contact the LBC Website Administrator on info@loundbirdclub.com if you wish to submit articles or images for publication within this web site or in our news bulletin.

If you visit the site please send us all your bird and wildlife records. We continue to actively record all species of birds but all other wildlife is just as important and especially wildlife records from the Idle Valley Nature Reserve parts of the much bigger LBC recording area. Thanks for your continued cooperation and support for the Lound Bird Club and for recording the birds and wildlife present at this site.

Remember if you see anything you feel is an illegal activity (i.e. egg collecting, any illegal shooting, fishing or off-roading on the Idle Valley NR and anyone actually fly-tipping) please ring Nottinghamshire Police straight away on 101 (your call should cost just 15p even on a mobile) and state that you would like to report a wildlife crime and give them further details.

Note - Sightings submitted after 9.00pm may be added the following day/evening.

Highlighted species will now only include rare or scarce local species and first site records for the year.

Remember if you visit Lound please park your vehicle safely somewhere along Chainbridge Lane or alternatively at the Idle Valley NR - Rural Learning Centre car park during open hours. 

Under NO circumstance must you park your vehicle in Lound village. The village has a narrow main street and access to property and public transport can be adversely affected if cars are parked there.

Thank You

Gary Hobson

Web Site Administrator