Bird SightingsSubmit a Blog Post

We welcome contributions for the Devon Bird Sightings blog from Devon Birds members and the general public. If you have something you would like to post on the blog – an unusual bird sighting, for example – please use the form on the right-hand side to submit it.

All posts from the public will be checked by a moderator and approved if suitable before appearing. We cannot guarantee to approve all posts and will edit or delete as necessary.

Notes on the Form

  • Items on the form marked in bold text are required, others are optional.
  • Suggestions will appear as you type in the Caption boxes – simply click the appropriate bird species to ensure the correct spelling and capitalisation.
  • The anti-spam question is chosen randomly and will change each time you fill in the form.

Posting Guidelines

  • Please don’t post news relating to birds that could be harmed by the unscrupulous – vulnerable birds of prey, rare breeders, etc. See our Rare Breeding Species & Winter Raptor Roosts page for guidance.
  • Kindly keep posts brief and to the point, so that visitors don’t have to wade through reams of prose to find the news!
  • Please include the location where it says Title – e.g. Seaton Marshes, Dawlish Warren, etc.
  • Please do upload photos if you have any, making sure they no more than 1,000 pixels wide or high, maximum 1MB each, in JPEG format. Resize or convert before attaching.
  • If posting sightings of interesting wildlife other than birds, please choose the Other Wildlife subject.

Becoming a Co-Author

If you’d like to contribute to the Devon Bird Sightings blog on a regular basis please email birdnews@devonbirds.org and ask to be added as a co-author.

We can’t guarantee to accept all co-author applications and may ask you to post as a member of the public for a trial period if you haven’t previously posted anything.

Submit a Blog Post


Please think very carefully before posting any information on scarce or rare breeding species. If in any doubt, please check the list.

If you are a co-author please log into admin before posting.
You can attach up to 2 photos to your post, no more than 1,000 pixels wide or high, maximum 1MB each, in JPEG format. Leave blank if you don’t have any photos to attach.

So we know you are a human being and not a spam robot please answer the following question before submitting your blog post.