Welcome to the Bedfordshire Bird Club

The Bedfordshire Bird Club was formed in 1992 to enhance the recording of birds in the county and bring together people with a shared interest in birds and birding.

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Great Grey Shrike at Brogborough Hill by Sean D-Arcy

Ring-necked Duck SCB

Ring-necked Duck on The Pillinge at MCP Wetlands on 5th October (with Tufted Duck)

THE HOBBY –  our club magazine. Latest edition distributed in September… electronic copy sent to members on 14th, hardcopies on 18th

Articles include July/August 2019 Bird News, Programme Matters including update on the winter 2019/20 program, Pied Flycatchers, Spotted Flycatcher observations, aberrant Coal Tit and update on management at Broom GP.

Membership Application Form for new members can be downloaded here

 

Bird Club Winter Programme 2019-2020 – seven indoor meetings and fourteen field events included!  Download pdf on link or visit the Events Programme page

Winter Garden Bird Feeding Survey – started 6th October, recording form for download PDF   XLS

Bedsbirds email group – keep up-to-date with the latest messages.

Bedsbirds blogspot – view the some of the latest county bird photos.

Bedsbirds Flickr page – lots more photos here, both common and scarce species

Meetings − dates for your diary

TUESDAY 17th DECEMBER – INDOOR MEETING

Richard Bashford – Review of the Year – selection of videos of birds and wildlife taken in Bedfordshire during 2019

CHRISTMAS EVE TO NEW YEAR’S EVE

The Great Christmas Bird Hunt.  See Bird Club website for details.

Organiser: Andy Banthorpe

SUNDAY 12th JANUARY 2020

All day visit to East Norfolk for wintering specialities. Meet in Strumpshaw Fen RSPB reserve car park, Low Road, Strumpshaw, Norwich NR13 4HS (TG342006) at 9.00am.

Leaders: Carolyn & Malcolm Hawkes

What to look for in Bedfordshire

December

December is a month in which most winter visitors have arrived but surprises are still to be found as birds move around to seek best feeding and sheltering areas, particularly in response to adverse weather conditions. The holiday season gives an opportunity for many birders to spend some more time in the field with the Christmas Bird Hunt and maybe filling the last gap on the year list when weather and daylight allow…  more

Latest sightings

On Twitter we have adopted the Rare Bird Network hashtag system for bird news. Check out the Twitter feed below for the latest sightings. Twitter users, please add the hashtag #rbnBDF to your tweets to share your Bedfordshire bird sightings with others and for your tweet to appear in this feed. Details of how to use the Rare Bird Network hashtags can be found here.