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.

Turtle Dove

Turtle Dove at Marston Thrift by Andy Grimsey – please help us by sharing records of all birds seen this year


Nightingale at Stewartby by Sean D’Arcy – a minimum of eight birds were singing around the brick pits this year. 

THE HOBBY –  our club magazine. Latest edition distributed in July… with electronic copy sent to members on 19th July

Articles include May/June 2019 Bird News, Programme Matters including news on the winter 2019/20 program, reports from recent Bird Club field trip and results and analysis from the Winter Garden Bird Feeding Survey 2018/19.

Membership Application Form for new members can be downloaded here


Swift Survey continues 2019 form can be downloaded here


Program for Summer season 2019 available for download: Bird Club Summer Programme 2019 includes details of our program of ten field meetings from April to October 2019

*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


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


Morning birding around Brogborough former landfill area, and other nearby sites for late summer visitors and possible passage migrants.  Meet in Marston Thrift LN Reserve car park, Wood End near Marston Moretaine, SP972412, at 8.00am.  Finish by 1.00pm. (BNHS Joint Meeting)

Leader:  Steve Blain


Day trip to Frampton Marsh RSPB Reserves, Lincolnshire, for a good variety of species, especially waders at high tide.  Meet in car park off Frampton Roads, Frampton, Boston PE20 1AY at 9.00am.

Leaders:  Carolyn & Malcolm Hawkes


Jonathan Forgham – The Road to Hel. Birding the Polish Baltic Coast.


What to look for in Bedfordshire


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…  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.