Latest Sightings

Check out all the recent sightings from right across the reserve. Add your own too.

Fairburn Ings Bird Group is in partnership with Seph.Photography

Little Egret – Jon Buxton

Whats happening on site

Planning a visit and want to know the latest goings on across the site including what work the RSPB are doing in case it affects your visit, check it out below.

Explore the Nature

Browse the galleries and witness what great wildlife live on the reserve through your images.

Purple Hairstreak – John Price

Lin Dike – Joe Seymour

Visiting the reserve

Please abide by the Countryside Code and the birdwatchers Code of Conduct.

Delve into our history

From the dark ages to the 12th century or the coal mining to the resurrection of the reserve explore through time and learn how Fairburn Ings was created.

Wildlife over the years.

Here you are able to browse through the wildlife that has been recorded over the many years Fairburn has been a nature reserve.

Brown Argus – John Price


Clouded Yellows to Meadow Browns.

Emerald Damselfly – Peter Maugham

Dragonflies and damselfies

Migrant Hawkers to Banded Demoiselles

Garden Warbler – Keith Boyer


Red-rumped Swallow to Little Egrets


Fairburn Ings Bird Group

Hope you enjoy your visit here on the website and close with nature on the actual site.