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.
Red-flanked Bluetail at Biddenham; photo by Anthony Cunningham. A superb first for the county found by David Barnes
Yellow-browed Warbler – Bedford garden 29th September; picture by Frederick Bassett
THE HOBBY – our club magazine. Latest edition distributed in October 2020… electronic copy sent to members on 23rd (if anyone does not get copy pls contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Articles include Bird News July – September 2020, notes on birding at Thurleigh Airfield and a selection of shore articles
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
For more info about membership please click the link
The bird report for 2018 was published in January 2020 and distributed free to all Bird Club members at the start of February 2020, comprising 144 pages and in full colour throughout. More details on content and how to get a copy HERE
Meetings − dates for your diary
INDOOR MEETINGS – NEW ZOOM PROGRAM
Tuesday November 24th 2020 – “Far from Land – the Mysterious Life of Seabirds” will be presented by Dr Michael Brooke, a Zoom meeting and the second of our Winter Programme.
Tuesday December 15th 2020 – “Review of the Year” – our annual review of video of birds aroudn the county hosted by Richard Bashford – on Zoom
OUTDOOR MEETINGS – *CANCELLED*
unfortunately our program for the autumn has been cancelled until further notice as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. Resumption of the program will be informed to members as soon as that is possible
What to look for in Bedfordshire
November in Bedfordshire is a month of continuing arrival and settling in of our winter visitors. Increasing numbers of the more familiar visitors become noticeable in woods, fields and on our water-bodies. More unusual visitors can be found though inclement weather is often required to provide the highest probability of a county rarity…. more
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.