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.

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Yellow-browed Warbler – Bedford garden 29th September; picture by Frederick Bassett

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White-tailed Eagle over Brogborough Hill 6th September; picture by Neil Wright

THE HOBBY –  our club magazine. Latest edition distributed in July 2020… electronic copy sent to members on 22nd, unfortunately we have not yet been able to produce hardcopies yet for this edition (if anyone does not get copy pls contact editor@bedsbirdclub.org.uk)

Articles include Bird News May – June 2020, as well as a mix of short articles and a full report on the Garden Bird Feeding Survey of Winter 2019/20

*NEW* Winter Garden Bird Survey 2020/21 – unbelievably it is time for this survey to begin – starts Sunday 4th October – please participate using the downloadable form XLS PDF

Bedfordshire – our changing habitats and wildlife”   – a new book now published from BNHS – more details on the link and also printable Order Form

 

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 AND OUTDOOR MEETINGS – *CANCELLED*

unfortunately our program for the summer and 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

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.