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.

SUMMER PROGRAM – NEW OUTDOOR MEETINGS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

For more info about membership please click the link

Garganey Adrian Coleman

Garganey – one of a number of birds reported in the county following an influx into south-east England in the third week of March – photo by Adrian Coleman

BNHS_Volume 75 Bird Report_Front cover

Summer Garden Bird Feeding Survey 2022 – running from 6th March until end of September. Form for download, please click preferred format PDF XLS

THE HOBBY –  our club magazine. Latest edition distributed in April 2022… electronic copy sent to members on 25th (if any member does not get copy pls contact editor@bedsbirdclub.org.uk)

Articles include Bird News for January – March 2022, details of the upcoming club meeings, report of AGM and bird club committees in 2022, accepted rarities for 2021 and a look at bird records from 50 years ago

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

 

The Bird Report for 2020 was published in February 2022 and distributed free to all Bird Club members at the end of that month, comprising 136 pages and in full colour throughout and with a stunning photo by Steve Blain of a Marsh Warbler on the front. More details on content and how to get a copy HERE.

Events − dates for your diary

JOINT BIRD CLUB AND BNHS MEETING TO SANDY SMITH NATURE RESERVE – Tuesday 21st June – led by Stefan Baltruschat and Sue Raven

Evening Walk, 7.00 pm

Address – near Speeds Dairy Farm, Beadlow, SG17 5PL; Parking: ///inflating.nickname.detonated – Grid reference of reserve entrance – TL109387;

BIRD CLUB TRIP TO MARSTON VALE FOREST WETLAND NATURE RESERVE – Sun 10th July – led by Neil Wright and Bob Hook

The Forest Centre, Station Rd, Marston Moretaine, Bedford MK43 0PR (Grid ref: TL 0049 4171)

A morning walk, meet 8.00 in the car park, parking fees apply. There may be an entrance fee to the reserve £2.50 adults/£1.75 concessions. The Centre opens 9.00 and has facilities and a café

OUR WINTER ZOOM TALK PROGRAM HAS CONCLUDED UNTIL NEXT SEPTEMBER

What to look for in Bedfordshire

June

June is a quiet month in Bedfordshire in comparison to the excitement of April and May. Spring migration comes to an end at the beginning of the month, with the first movements of the autumn migration already recorded by the end of the month. Our breeding birds settle in to bringing up their young, song is reduced and thick cover makes birds elusive but this month is the ideal opportunity to check out breeding records of notable species. There’s still a chance of a rarity however, with local records of excellent vagrants during this period…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.