Welcome to the website of the ELBF

Mike Dent got the group going in August 1997 as a forum for local birders to network more easily and to accumulate data on the local avifauna and most importantly to promote the importance of local patch birding. It has evolved somewhat over the last ten years with the creation of our website and our continued involvement in local events and surveys. We have become the information hub for this area but rely on your records and photos to keep things fresh and up to date.

Good birding - Mike Dent - now a partner in Buteo Wildlife

What's on at ELBF

ELBF Evening Meeting

Mon 7th September 2015 at The Owl Public House, Lippitts Hill (8pm)

Countryside Live

Sat 26th & Sun 27th. 10:00 – 17:00 Leyton Marsh


Local Events

NE London RSPB Local Group

Indoor talks 2nd Tuesday of month at 8pm Cost £3.00 email NELRSPB for more info.


Volunteers to help map black redstart territories in City London. Read more...



Watch this space to see which surveys the ELBF will be participating in next year.