About Us

Welcome To Your Local Patch

Your Local Patch is a free web site that allows Birders in the UK and Ireland to share their bird sightings at their local patches with their friends.

By default your sightings are visible only to other registered users you nominate as 'Friends'.

However you can restrict your sightings at a Patch to just a few 'Patch Friends'. These are registered users you nominate who must also subscribe to that Patch.

Alternatively you may wish to share your Patch sightings with a wider audience. This is possible through the 'Friend Network' which comprises all of your Friends, PLUS all of your Friends' nominated Friends.

Your Local Patch also allows you to upload photographs of your Patches and the birds you see at them. You can also upload your bird sightings from your Garden.

Before you register we advise you to read our User Guide.

To access the features of YourLocalPatch, you must become a Registered User.

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YourLocalPatch relies heavily on jQuery which is a JavaScript based library. All Browsers therefore require JavaScript to be enabled.
YourLocalPatch relies on a simple Session Cookie to provide session tracking whilst you are logged on. All browsers must therefore have Cookies Enabled.

YourLocalPatch has been tested and proven to work on the following Windows Browser versions:
  • Google Chrome (Version 27.0)
  • Mozilla Firefox (Version 21.0)
  • Internet Explorer (Version 10.0)
  • Opera (Version 12.12)
  • Safari (Version 5.1)

YourLocalPatch has been tested and proven to work on the following Mobile Devices:
  • SAMSUNG Galaxy Ace - Android - Please note - Android does NOT offer Scroll Bar capability.
We can only offer very limited support - Please ensure your are running with one of the Browser Versions stated above if at all possible. If you still have problems please email us at info@yourlocalpatch.com
YourLocalPatch was dreamed up and developed by me, Si Border, and my son, Guy. I have 25+ years IT development experience and have been a keen birder since the age of 12.

We have several local patches along the River Avon in Worcestershire, along with my old haunt since a boy of Upton Warren Nature Reserve. We are both actively involved in conservation management, helping out at the monthly work parties at Upton Warren, and more recently, organising work parties at one of our local patches, in close partnership with The Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

Our aim is simple: to allow birders to share their patch sightings in a safe way which does not jeopardise either the patch or its wildlife.

YourLocalPatch is currently funded by ourselves, and as such, is running on a minimal hosting site. Should the site become popular, we shall have to seek additional funding to upgrade, either through sponsorship, advertising, donations, or a combination of all three.

You can contact us by email at info@yourlocalpatch.com.

We wish you all Good Patch Watching!

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