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.

Ring-necked Duck SCB

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

Pied Flycatcher 2-2

Pied Flycatcher at Pegsdon Hills – one of at least eight birds located in an influx over August Bank Holiday weekend – photo by Andy Grimsey

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Pectoral Sandpiper at Broom GLE – photo by Steve Blain

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

 

*NEW* 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 – starts 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

SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER

Day trip to Landguard Point and Trimley Marshes, Suffolk for a good variety of passage waders and other wetland birds. Meet in Viewpoint car park, at end of Viewpoint Road, Landguard Point, TM283317 (post code IP11 3TW) at 9.00am.

Leader:  John Tomlin

TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER – INDOOR MEETING  at Maulden VIllage Hall 8pm

Saffron Summerfield – Why birds sing

SUNDAY 17th NOVEMBER

Trip to Welney and Burwell Fen for wildfowl and other wetland species. Meet at WWT Welney Reserve car park, Hundred Foot Bank, Welney, Nr. Wisbech, PE14 9TN (TL547944) at 10.00am. Admission fees apply.

Leader: Kevin Sharpe

What to look for in Bedfordshire

October

October in Bedfordshire is a month characterised by the movement and arrival of our winter visitors. Observations of visible migration give a glimpse of this movement for those who find a suitable watch-point early morning and with favourable conditions, while overnight changes in the number of birds on our water bodies may also be notable. The month also offers the potential for a real county rarity, with a rare species list larger than other months of the year…  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.