About

Registered Charity No.1003480

Gloucestershire based Dursley Birdwatching and  Preservation Society (DBWPS) was formed in 1953 to bring together local people with an interest in birds and natural history.

Many years later it remains the aim of the Society to promote this interest, with a varied programme of outdoor field events, indoor meetings, weekends and social events, which enable many conservation projects to be supported.

DBWPS offers many benefits – indoor meetings are held at Dursley Community Centre during the winter months with excellent speakers on a wide range of subjects and on our outdoor field meetings we go to some of the most interesting birding areas in the country.


Our Website, Social media and monthly Bulletins keep members in touch with our activities and events including reports of meetings, sightings of birds in the area and other news.

A 10% discount is available to members on bird food at Dursley pet Shop

When open Members can walk around the grounds of Newark Park  at Ozleworth near Wotton-under-Edge (prior arrangement by telephone). Members can also visit Frampton Gravel Pits, provided a membership card is carried in both cases.

The Society is affiliated to the RSPB, Gloucestershire Trust Nature Conservation and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. It has a partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology and the Gloucestershire Ornithological Co-ordinating Committee.

A good library of books, audio-visual material and maps, helps to make the Dursley Birdwatching and Preservation Society a flourishing society.