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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a fantastic reserve located on the coast just south of the town of Rye. It plays host to a wide range of habitats, and therefore a huge variety of wildlife. From rare and endangered plants, to birds by the thousand, this reserve is a great place to visit at any time of the year.

The RSPB
The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is the major charity in the U.K. that takes action to conserve wild birds and the places where they live. With a network of over 140 nature reserves, the RSPB plays a massive role in the conservation of British Birds, as well as helping areas in need overseas.

The BTO
The BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) is an organisation which is primarily concerned with the scientific study of birds throughout the British Isles. For over 60 years the Trust has worked alongside thousands of volunteers to monitor and ring birds, which in turn helps us to understand a whole lot more about migration and the lifestyles of birds.

Sussex Ornithological Society
Formed in 1962 by a small group of young people, the Sussex Ornithological Society has grown to become one of the largest county bird clubs in Great Britain with current membership exceeding 1600.

Westfield Wildlife
WESTFIELD WILDLIFE has been created for Westfield residents and visitors to submit news and photos of any wildlife observed in the Parish. They also aim to post their own sightings and topical wildlife news as often as time allows.

Birding Walks in RXLand
The aim behind RXbirdwalks is to explore the ordinary countryside around Hastings and Rye using public footpaths and quiet lanes.

Birding in the Gambia
If you are thinking of a trip to The Gambia I can strongly recommend you contact Modou Colley, I have known Modou for over 12 years and on my many trips to The Gambia I have always used this super, experienced, dedicated bird guide whenever I could. Modou is certainly one of the top senior guides, his knowledge of all things birdy is second to none. Whether you want a mornings local birding, an overnight trip up the river or a 3-4 day excursion to Senegal he will get everything organised for you, you just tell him the dates and leave the rest to him. Don't forget to bring along a copy of "Birds of Senegal and The Gambia" which you borrow from us.

Wildlife Links

Folly Wildlife Rescue
Based in Broadwater Warren near Tunbridge Wells in Kent, Folly Wildlife Rescue is a charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned and distressed wild animals and birds throughout West Kent, East Sussex and the surrounding region.

Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre
Mallydams Wood looks after thousands of wildlife casualties every year. The staff are very knowledgeable and experienced in the treating of wildlife casualties, their release and post-release monitoring.

Sussex Wildlife Trust
Sussex Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation organisation covering Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex. Sussex Wildlife Trust looks after over 3000 acres of downland, woodland, wetland and heath. Their work also includes environmental education, working with land owners, companies and local communities to conserve Sussex

Butterfly Conservation
Butterfly Conservation was formed by a small group of dedicated naturalists in 1968 following the alarming decline of many beautiful butterflies and aim to aid the conservation of butterflies, moths and the environment.

Local Businesses

Charlotte Rawles Photography
Local photographer Charlotte Rawles (Joe's wife!) offers a range of photographic services locally in East Sussex, from Newborn babies to wedding photography.

Busters Farm Produce
Based next to us here at Feathers, Busters specialise in traditionally produced meat from the farm and high quality locally produced Deli items.

Salehurst Halt Freehouse and Restaurant
Only 50 yards away from feathers, the Salehurst Halt epitomises all that a country pub should be. A lot of the food comes from Busters Farm Produce keeping food miles to a minimum. The Halt also serves real ales.

Slides Farm Luxury Guest Accommodation
Slides Farm Bed and Breakfast is located only 2 minutes from Feathers, set in the beautiful countryside of the weald. It has been awarded 5 Stars by Visit Britain as well as a Gold Award for service and a special Breakfast Award - the highest accolades possible.

The Walled Nursery
The Walled Nursery in Hawkhurst is a victorian walled nursery boasting 13 Victorian Glasshouses. They are a family run Nursery and grow the majority of the plants that are sold on site.

What's On Magazine
The What's On is a well established, local magazine packed full of information and features an exclusive celebrity interview each month. The magazine is packed with over 250 events for the forthcoming month.

Cozee Homes
Cozee Homes Equestrian Buildings Ltd are manufacturers of quality hand built wooden buildings and are based in Salehurst. Makers of our top quality hide, we highly recommend Cozee Homes.