Welcome to the SBSG website

Sheffield Bird Study Group was formed in December 1972 as a forum for birdwatchers in and around the city with an active interest in ornithology. The group's recording area, covering twelve 10km squares with the city roughly in the middle, is hugely diverse, stretching north to the outskirts of Barnsley, south to Chesterfield, east to the lowlands beyond Rotherham and Bolsover, and west to the highest tops of the Peak District National Park.

We aim to promote an interest in birds in the community, provide something of interest to all levels of birder, co-ordinate fieldwork and recording in the area, and work with and complement the work of like-minded local and national organisations for the benefit of birds. SBSG is registered charity No 510857. Click here for more.


Following the Government's advice to stay at home, and in order to remove any temptation for people to travel unecessarily, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our recent sightings page. We realise that some may be fortunate enough to incorporate birdwatching in with their daily exercise routine and many of you may wish to submit records from your gardens, all of which are welcome and will be added to our extensive database.  This is a difficult time for us all and on behalf of the SBSG Committee we wish you all good health and look forward to seeing you in the future.