West Midland Bird Club

Studying Birds in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands since 1929

Recent Sightings Wildgoose Nature Reserve

This page is currently under construction.


The Club is currently developing a partnership with the owners at Wildgoose Nature Reserve, Wildgoose Rural Training.


The Reserve is not yet open officially. The Club has agreed to monitor the site prior to opening. This  involves Club members and some members of the local birding community.We have also engaged with other wildlife groups to give us a fuller understanding of the ecology of he Reserve.


Club members, and those of other specialist wildlife groups can  arrange a visit by phoning Wildgoose, during weekdays, on 01905 620840 prior to a planned visit. On arrival you will be required to sign in at Reception.  Remember to sign out before you leave.


Please let the Club Representative, Brian Rickett ,know what you see on your visit by emailing



These arrangements are temporary and are liable to change once the Reserve is open to the public.

Reserve Details


Address Old Quarry Drive

              Main Road,



              WR2 6LS*


Phone 01905 620 840


email enquiry@wildgooseruraltraining.org.uk

or contact Brian Rickett , worcs-rep@westmidlandbirdclub.org.uk


* The postcode covers a large area.  Satnavs will direct you to an industrial site some distance away. Visitors may prefer using google maps.Old Quarry Drive is on the Tenbury-Worcester Road. Travelling towards Worcester it is the first left after the Top Barn site 450 yards before the turn to Grimley



Almost from the beginning of the Club's involvement at Wildgoose Nature Reserve it became apparent that there was a good variety of  other forms of wildlife so it became the Club's  intention to involve other specialist groups. This culminated in the organising of a Bioblitz on May 11th 2019. The owners Wildgoose Rural Training welcomes Club members and specialist groups to the Reserve.It is essential,however, that arrangements for your visit are made in advance. Please ring 01905 620 840 to book.


We proudly present the report of the Bioblitz of that wonderful day.

Bioblitz Final Report Cettis Warbler - Fergus Henderson

Cetti's Warbler - Fergus Henderson

juv Green woodpecker - Fergus Henderson

Juv Green Woodpecker - Fergus Henderson

Garden Warbler 2 - Fergus Henderson

Garden Warbler - Fergus Henderson

Garden Warbler 1 - Fergus Henderson

Garden Warbler - Fergus Henderson

Whitethroat - Fergus Henderson

Whitethroat - Fergus Henderson

Grasshopper Warbler - Fergus Henderson

Grasshopper Warbler - Fergus Henderson

Willow chiffchaff - Fergus Henderson

Willow Warbler (left) Chiffchaff (right) - Fergus Henderson