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)


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 – 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


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

TUESDAY 26th NOVEMBER – INDOOR MEETING  at Maulden VIllage Hall 8pm

David Darrel-Lambert – Birdwatching in London. Why our capital city is so good for birds, and how it boasts such an amazing range of habitats.

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

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.