Holme Bird Observatory (Header)

This is a polite reminder to all our members that our subscription rates have increased from 1st January. If you pay by standing order and have not yet done so, please amend your standing order to the new rate. More details can be found here. We are small charity reliant on the generosity of our supporters through membership subscriptions and donations. Why not become a member. For a minimum of £25 you can get all the benefits of being a member of the NOA. Just click the button on the right below. Or, if you would like to support us with a donation, it is very easy to do through our portal at VirginMoneyGiving. Just click the button on the right to go to our dedicated page. Thank you.

COVID Update Monday 17th May 2021

From Monday 17th May 2021 the NOA is pleased to re-open its reserve hides to single households at a time. We will still be advising the wearing of a face covering when in NOA hides. Your continued understanding and support is very much appreciated.




Trial of Booking System for NWT Holme Dunes From Saturday 24th April



Owing to recent visitor numbers, NWT Holme Dunes Reserve is trialling a booking system for its Car Park. Until 6th September 2021 those members and visitors wishing to park in the NWT Car Park will need to book online for Weekends, Bank Holidays, or in School Holidays to ensure they can get a place. Booking is not necessary outside these times, and is not required for access to any other part of the reserve. Parking remains free for NWT members and blue badge holders.
This may affect many of our members, and we would like to clarify that NOA members do not need to book to use the NOA car park at any time between dawn and dusk. For NOA members who also belong to NWT and wish to visit both reserves, please park in the NOA car park if you do not wish to book in advance for the Holme Dunes Reserve Car Park.

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
For all this news, in the field as it happens, subscribe to Rare Bird Alert for as little as 14p per day
Norfolk 10.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Norwich at Eaton Park at 3pm then flew NW
Norfolk Water Pipit Rockland St.Mary flew west over Claxton Marshes
Norfolk 17.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea +Slav Grebe Velvet Scoter. Spotted Reshank on Tidal Pool. 2.Water Pipits on freshmarsh
Norfolk 50.Snow Buntings still Salthouse flew west over north end of Beach Road at 11.30am
Norfolk Black Brant ad 1/2ml SE of Cley in field SE of Old Woman's Lane at 10.50am with 1,000.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk little Gull ad Salthouse on duckpond at 10.30am
Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham still on rocks opposite Funky Mackerel cafe