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                  Welcome to the Huddersfield Birdwatchers’ Club website.


The website for birdwatchers interested in the Huddersfield area and its diverse fauna

Next meeting:

12th Mar – David Tolliday – Wildlife in the snow

News from Kirklees Museums:

We are delighted to announce that Tolson’s Bird Room is now open! Since 1925, the room has delighted and inspired visitors with over 100 dioramas of British Birds in their natural habitats. Created by Seth Lister Mosley, Tolson’s first Curator, and his son, Charles, their mission to raise awareness of the importance of our local environment continues to this day.


Over the coming months, we will be sympathetically adding new interpretation and interactive elements. We would love to know if there is any information or extra features you would like to see. Also, if you have any questions about the collection, please feel free to contact us at:


We hope you can visit us soon. Please see our website for up-to-date opening times:

Birds in Huddersfield

The 2022 Birds in Huddersfield report summarising all of the sightings in the club area during 2022, together with articles and photographs by club members, is now available for purchase.

Price £12 including p & p from:

 Hazel Sill


  phone:  07854739646


Great Crested Grebes, Ingbirchworth Reservoir

D Tattersley

You may be interested in the following - received from Huddersfield Local History Society:​

Members of Huddersfield Birdwatchers Club may like to know that we have just published a biography of the celebrated local ornithologist, and founder of the Tolson Museum, Seth Lister Mosley.  Details are attached and we'd be grateful for any publicity you can give to this.  The book can be purchased through our website and is available in Waterstones too.


Best wishes,

David Griffiths

Publications Secretary

Huddersfield Local History Society



We have been asked to carry out the above on the nature reserve there. It will be an ongoing study for them (and us) to get a better idea of the species frequenting the reserve throughout the year.  Anyone wishing to take part just go along whenever it is convenient and let Mike Pinder have your records. Email address M. Pinder, Koulara, Garfield Place, Marsden. HD7 6DA.

Tel.01484 840881.

Anyone wishing to take part and doesn’t know the area, let Mike or myself know and we will provide directions or a map. It is easy to find, being the woodland either side of the towpath on the canal W. from the station and the wet area immediately upstream from the visitor centre at Tunnel End.  All species are needed whether common or not as their intention is to ‘upgrade’ the reserve with hide nest boxes etc. with a view to organising educational visits by schools etc., though not big the area does show promise and has turned up interesting things in the past, including Water Rail, mainly due to JMP and could well do so in the future. It is also a nice place for a stroll and a Coffee at the Visitor Centre.

Dave Sill

Registered charity no.1098296

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