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About the Leicestershire & Rutland Ornithological Society (LROS)
LROS was formed initially as a section of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society in 1941, but soon outgrew its parent Society and became established in its own right. Since then LROS has gone from strength to strength and now has more than 500 members, mostly from Leicestershire and Rutland, but also from surrounding counties and around the country.
For the sake of consistency in our recording, the LROS continues to cover both Leicestershire and Rutland as a single county (vice county 55), regardless of changes to political boundaries. Indeed, the two counties were seperate entities when the Society was originally formed in 1941.
Donate to LROS to help support our work
As well as our ongoing survey work we are involved in a number of projects to support breeding birds. The more we can raise through membership subscriptions and donations, the more birds we can help! You can now make secure one-off donations online via our JustGiving page; simply click the button below.
Join LROS now!
Help support the birds of Leicestershire & Rutland for just £18 per year for full family membership!
The Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society is a Registered Charity, founded in 1941, which aims to:
- Promote the study, conservation and enjoyment of birds and birdwatching in the two counties;
- Record and publish Members’ sightings
- Organise survey work to further our knowledge of wild birds both locally and on a national basis
To this end the Society:
- Publishes Annual Reports summarising the occurrence of birds in the two counties
- Publishes a monthly newsletter – the Grebe
- Organises a programme of indoor meetings
- Organises a programme of outdoor trips
- Organises programmes of conservation work through volunteers from its membership
- Supports projects that help breeding birds.
Your annual membership fee and donations will support projects that help breeding birds – current projects focus on Peregrines, Ospreys, Swifts, Sand Martins, Tree Sparrows, Little Owls and Common Terns.
Latest bird sightings
Eyebrook Res: juv female Ring-necked Duck, 2 redhead Smew, 4+ Scaup & Green Sandpiper.
Loughborough Big Meadow: Jack Snipe along Summerpool Brook.