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.

Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron near Potton 11th July – our first since 2003 – photo by Steve Blain

Spotted Flycatcher Pegsdon 9th Sep 17

Spotted Flycatcher by Andy Grimsey – most records in the county in recent years are of migrants in August and September, this one at Pegsdon Hills

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

Lockdown bird race 2nd/3rd May – what was in our gardens and found on our permissive exercise (walk and cycle only – no driving from home) – species reported are listed HERE

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


unfortunately our program for the summer 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


September is an excellent birding month in Bedfordshire with a large diversity of species on the move and plenty of opportunity to find scarce birds. Many of these birds will linger long enough around our wetlands or scrub to be accessible to observers who are able to take the opportunities. Time in the field will be certain to bring rewards…. 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.