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.

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

Blackthroated Thrush

Black-throated Thrush at Whipsnade Zoo by Steve Blain

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Great Grey Shrike at Brogborough Hill by Sean D-Arcy

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

*NEW* Bird Club Ringing Report 2018 published January 2020

Notice of AGM and nomination form for committee 2020

Subscription renewal form for 2020 (also for new members !)

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

THE HOBBY –  our club magazine. Latest edition distributed in December… electronic copy sent to members on 24th, hardcopies on 23rd (if anyone did not get copy pls contact editor@bedsbirdclub.org.uk)

Articles include Sept/Oct/Nov 2019 Bird News, Programme Matters including update on the winter 2019/20 program and alert on the Christmas Bird Hunt and Duck Hunt, Ring-necked Duck in Bedfordshire; National Award for Broom GP restoration; results of the Garden Bird Feeding Survey Summer 2019 and a Goose Gallery.

 

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

SUNDAY 23rd FEBRUARY

Morning walk around RSPB Sandy Lodge Reserve for a variety of birds. Meet in the gatehouse car park, SG19 2DL (TL191486) at 9.30am.

Leader: Sheila Alliez

TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY – starting at 7.45pm

Bird Club AGM followed by: Mark Ward –  A light-hearted look at pan-species listing. Mosses to Mice. Birds to Bryophytes. It’s all there, waiting for us to record it!

Notice of AGM and nomination form for committee 2020

What to look for in Bedfordshire

February

February is the depth of winter for some species as food becomes scarcer and continuing cold weather puts a strain on survival for winter visitors and residents alike. The gradual increase in day length gives an indication of the spring to come and warmer days towards the end of the month will encourage a significant increase in bird song from many resident birds as they establish new territories. Some early nesters may already be on eggs at the end of the month. Cold weather spells will encourage more movement and new visitors to the county…. 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.