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.

WINTER MEETING PROGRAM – Two Indoor Meetings comfirmed and a selection of Zoom Meetings being arranged now for 2022/23 – more info on the Events Programme link

For more info about membership please click the link

Black tailed Godwit - Broom Mike Ilett

Black-tailed Godwit at Broom East CWS in July – a splendid portrait by Mike Ilett, One of a number of birds seen moving through this site in the month.

THE HOBBY –  our club magazine. Latest edition distributed in July 2022… electronic copy sent to members on 20th (if any member does not get copy, please contact editor@bedsbirdclub.org.uk)

Articles include Bird News for April – June 2022, notes on the poor numbers and late arrival of Swallows, martins and Swift, and report of The Garden Bird Feeding Survey Winter 21/22

Summer Garden Bird Feeding Survey 2022 – running from 6th March until end of September. Form for download, please click preferred format 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

The Bird Report for 2020 was published in February 2022 comprising 136 pages and in full colour throughout and with a stunning photo by Steve Blain of a Marsh Warbler on the front. More details on content and how to get a copy HERE.

Events − dates for your diary

BIRD CLUB TRIP TO RSPB FRAMPTON MARSH – Sun 11th September 2022 – led by Malcolm and Carolyn Hawkes

Roads Farmhouse, Frampton Roads, Frampton, Boston, Lincolnshire PE20 1AY (Grid ref: TF 356 392) – What3Words: left.linguists.these  Meet in the main car park at 9:00am.

Blessed with a variety of freshwater habitats, Frampton Marsh provides close views of the abundant birdlife of The Wash, one of Europe’s most special places for wildlife. Packed lunch suggested, drinks and facilities available at the Visitor Centre, open 10.00-16.00.

OUR WINTER ZOOM TALK PROGRAM WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH

What to look for in Bedfordshire

August

August sees the start of the autumn birding season as passerine migrants from northern parts of Britain and Scandanavia mix with locally fledged youngsters in our scrub and hedgerows while waders from further north can be found moving through where suitable habitat exists. The beginning of the month starts off where July finished with Green Sandpipers, maybe Black-tailed Godwits likely while numbers of Lapwing and gulls continue to build including the annual peak number of Yellow-legged Gulls…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.