Welcome to the RNBWS

The Royal Naval Birdwatching Society is open for membership to all serving or Ex RN/RM personnel. It is also open to all, regardless of nationality, who share a common interest in birds at sea. We especially encourage Seafarers and Mariners at all levels, from the crew of the biggest cruise liner to the owner of the smallest dinghy. If you love seabirds or seeing landbirds at sea then the RNBWS may be for you.

For details look here.


We also run a publication exchange scheme. All enquiries should be addressed to our membership secretary –  Warrant Officer Steve Copsey

For the latest news, use the button on the News section (bottom right) to scroll through
or visit our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/RNBWSbirder

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  • Submit Record

    Have you seen a bird or multiple birds whilst at sea ? Submit a record to be included on our world database.

  • Search Database

    View our world database with over 35,000 records of bird sightings from across the globe.

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